I Like What You Write 

So I’m trying to think of a cool way to say this while sounding down to earth at the same time… but I’ve got nothing. I’m just too excited.

 A few days back I received a notification from WordPress saying I’ve reached 500 likes on my blog! This might not seem like much to some but hear me out: 

Starting my blog a few months ago I had small goals. I felt that if 10 people got something from what I wrote that would make it worth it. Now here we are… 500 likes later. This means that 500 people read my work and enjoyed it. 500 people paid attention to what what I had to say and saw it in a positive way. 500 People. 

I can only imagine the rush J.K Rowling must’ve gotten when she sold her first 1000 copies of Harry Potter, or the excitement John Green must have felt when he got told so many people like his books that they are going to be developed into films. 

But here I go dreaming too big. 

I remember studying idioms for an English test in high school, seeing it as just another thing I had to get done for the day, when I came across an idiom that stuck to me until today. 

Building Castles in the Air. 

I thought it was a beautiful sentence, referring to someone having extravagant dreams and plans that would never be carried out. Something I had very often at this age. 

A few years later I came across a quote that struck me just as hard:

The Rest is Rust and Stardust. 

I do not know who wrote this but it was so beautifully said and had so much relevance to many things in my life. 

So I decided that maybe that is all that my work will be. Maybe someone will read something I wrote and it will become their favourite quote. Maybe someone will like something I said and not feel so alone. Maybe one sentence I say will make someone’s day.

If so, I’ll be delighted. (I only threw that word in here because I like it). 

So this blog post is not about writing good or bad, it’s not about me feeling misarable or sad. It’s a thank you, it’s an inspiration. I get a tingle of excitement everytime I see a new like on my post, my heart feels warm with every positive comment I read. 

Giving love to an artist is a different kind of love. A significant kind of love. 

So please allow me to end this post in a very cliché way and simply say: Thank you. Thank you for each and every like, thank you for reading my posts and thank you for supporting writing in general. 

Thank you very much! 

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Author:

From a girl who lost her mind.

35 thoughts on “I Like What You Write 

  1. I know the feeling! I stopped writing creatively because I couldn’t see ever being good enough to be a successful author. Now I write my blog weekly, mostly about sewing, and am thrilled to see when 30, 40, 50 people have read and liked my posts!
    It’s a wonderful feeling. Thank you for writing

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  2. I remember when I got a notification like that. It does mean a lot because we all feel insecure and when we realize that what we say/do influences others and they like it we realize it is all worth while. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I really do like what you write. Your passion and eloquence are a pleasure to experience. It reminds me why I’m trying to capture my life in my narrative writing. I only wish that i could be so expressive in prose and as succinct has you are in your writing. Thank you.

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  4. Hahaha.. I feel you! It was the same for me, but I was hoping for 50 at least, and one day it was almost 800 and now I’m a few shy from 10,000 !! And that’s in 6 months. So bring out the champagne and lets celebrate the climb! We don’t see the top…we just keep pressing on!

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  5. I can understand ur feelings… in fact any blogger will do… U never know which word/s of urs can make a day of somebody… Most importantly the self contentment is so important. 2 heartfelt likes are more relevant that millions…. Real feelings nicely documented… Congratulations and best wishes!!!

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  6. Congratulations on 500! And thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂
    BTW, because I am a curious sort… according to goodreads, “the rest is rust and stardust,” comes from Vladimir Nabokov’s work entitled Lolita.

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  7. How fitting that this is the first of your posts that I end up looking at! I’m new to this whole game, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart because when I logged in to my emails today to fill out some nasty paperwork for my day-job, I was informed I had my first EVER like on my blog so THANK YOU!!!! Honestly made my day, and I really enjoyed and vibe so much with your writing!

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