For each of us, it is different. Our reason. The calling that compels us to tap at the keys or carve words with our pen each day. It’s just too easy to be drawn into the sense of security that an extra reader falsely gives, just because they clicked a follow button. Yet, we live for that buzz.
The profound effect we can have on just one – it is by grace. One human, one spirit, one family, one life. Through our words, arriving at the most unsuspected points in time. To know that what we write, when shared from the soul, can touch another, far exceeds the importance of any one number of followers.
It is so easy for each of us as writers, as we go on our daily journey to carving our space in the vast array of time that is, to loose focus on what we are here to do. Our reasons, no matter what they are, are indeed our own, and for that you are right. But, if it is a sense of calling you feel to write a post you fear will be unwell received, but you know in your heart it is a story to be told, then tell it. Tell it knowing it may touch one.
I believe, selfishly, that for every reader that wants to make an impact, a day will come where you will realise why you do what you do, and although one thinks they already know the answer to that question, and you may very well know, it’s not until you connect with that one reader, that one reader that needed to hear what you shared, that you will come to know that what you do really does matter.
Hundreds, if not thousands of bloggers have embarked on a journey this month to challenge themselves to #blogtober. Coming into what is now day two of my very own journey I have come to realise just how important it is that what we write is read by real people, people with real stories and challenges of their own. It’s all too easy to come up with a list of topics, headlines, or outlines of what we think we should write about, thinking that it’s only other bloggers who may read what we put out there. But there are those, either by chance or journey, whom will come to your blog in search of an answer. If you can, I compel you to use your skill as a writer to share a story, not for the masses, but for just one. It’s that one where the real difference is made.
Read #blogtober 1: Upon my darkest hour, becomes our greatest light.