At my high school, it was traditional to give and receive carnations on Valentine’s Day. White meant “let’s be friends,” pink meant “I like you,” and red meant “I love you.” I never got any reds and I can’t recall a pink either. But thankfully, so we wouldn’t feel like complete losers walking the corridors with empty hands, white were given among friends. It’s nice to be liked.
A few days ago I noticed it was my 6 month blog anniversary. I want to express my thanks to all of you who have stopped by and followed during that time. A special thanks to those who take the time to read my ramblings and leave a comment. It means so much to me, especially because I was so unsure about blogging when I first started. And let's be honest, who doesn’t love to see a new comment after writing a post?
I’ve really enjoyed blogging about my writing journey over the past 6 months. My hope is that someone else can relate to what I've been thinking about and that we can connect in the knowledge that we’re not alone – that someone else gets it. Writing doesn’t have to be solitary. Isn’t it cool how we can click a link to another writer’s blog and read how she works through writer’s block or how he approaches revision? Or click on a literary agent’s blog and gain incredible insight into the publishing world or learn tips on querying? Blogging is a lot of work, but it’s rewarding, too. I learn something new every day.
So to all of you,
a virtual pink carnation
I like you.