I said yesterday that a Blog isn’t just for the person who is writing it, and that is true to a certain extent. My small Blog here is really – or was in the beginning – designed for me to put down my thoughts, to note experiences and other little things which have happened to me during these (probably) five years of my time in Europe. It was meant for me, because I really didn’t think it would have the resounding success it has had when measured against the millions of other Blogs and websites available.
And with an average of five hundred visitors each day, I think I can claim that it is a success, whatever the reasons may be. But, more than that, it is a personal success because I have been able to keep it going, with at least one post each and every day since I first began writing, since before I began my travels, my adventure.
The thing is, writing a Blog, even one which has so many visitors each day, is a very lonely thing. Like countless others I sit in front of my monitor each day and wonder what I am going to write, what it is worth recording, what might inspire others to read my thoughts. I’m not going to start whining and say it is hard, for me it most certainly isn’t difficult to find subjects, to find the right words, to type and publish. I am sure that, were I able to talk, I would be a real chatterbox and get on everyone’s nerves! It is lonely simply because when the work is done and several hundred people have viewed it, gathered their own thoughts and impressions, the writer is still alone. There is relatively little feedback.
That said, with nearly eight hundred comments here – admittedly that includes those I have written myself – it isn’t exactly quiet. But five hundred visitors a day and only eight hundred comments? That’s hardly a conversation! So I have a little plea should you happen to be one of those who reads this post all the way through.
Talk to me!
I would love to know what you are thinking, what impressions you gain when you come here. I would love to know what people think of the photographs I select, of the various stories I’ve included, of my adventures and experiences. It doesn’t even have to be in public, for those of you who are a little bit shy, you can contact me through the Contact Form with your thoughts, suggestions and everything else. You can add comments anonymously here, I don’t have a problem with that at all providing the comments are sensible – I was going to write intelligent there, but decided against that not because I want to insult you or anything, but because I have seen what people write, and published quite a few of these less-than-intelligent conversations. No, I would rather that you write from the heart as much as from your mind.
I’ll carry on writing anyway, continue with my exploration of life and my posts here. It would be wonderful if you decide to let me know that you’re here too, in spirit is nothing else.
Love & Kisses, Viki.