Recognition is a powerful thing.
I mean, let’s face it…no matter how humble we are, recognition just feels damn good regardless of whether we admit it or not.
Today, the lovely Kitty Opal mentioned It’s a Britta Bottle! in her post, My Darling Discoveries; here she, talks about three blogs that she enjoys and that have inspired her as a blogger. My blog was one of those three. As for the other two, well I definitely want to check them out one of these days since Kitty Opal made them sound quite interesting.
I guess I know my blog has readers. My stats along with the likes and comments that have been popping up of late have shown me that.
Despite that, I’ve never viewed my blog as one that people could look up to or be inspired by. I guess no one has told me before that they find it inspiring; I just view my blog as part of me and even though I’ve grown much stronger and way more confident in the last year, I wouldn’t necessarily describe myself as inspiring.
I mean, I know certain posts have been viewed as inspiring because people have told me that, but I never imagined my whole blog could be viewed as such.
Knowing that I have made a difference, even if it’s a teeny tiny difference for just one blogger, is still kind of unbelievable to me.
Anything I write on this blog that might come off as inspiring to others was written for me. It was written to get things off my chest, to feel better about myself, to better understand myself. I am very proud of much of the work I have published on here so far, just because writing it has helped me so much. Sometimes, I’ll be so proud of a post of mine that I’ll read it over and over again until I get so bored with my words so that I don’t think I could ever read it again. It feels good to be prideful in one’s own work.
It feels even better to be recognized by someone else, especially when you didn’t see that recognition coming at all.
Kitty Opal’s post made my day. It made me smile. It boosted my confidence and made me feel happy inside.
I have never written a post on this blog looking for recognition of any sort. Even so, knowing that my blog has influenced other people feels pretty damn good.
I will continue to write for myself; however, it’s nice know that other people have taken something away from my writing, too.