An Ode to the Community

…some of you are like a best friend or very close sibling–always cheering me on and giving advice when needed.

…some of you are like a mother or grandmother–offering sage wisdom and sometimes (only sometimes) gently scolding me for not seeing the bigger, better picture when I’m down on myself or uncertain about the world.

…all of you together are like a large, slightly dysfunctional, but always supportive extended family.

And so are my thoughts about the WordPress Community.

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I have been reflecting lately on how much I know you all…really know you. Even though we’ve never met in person (besides you three from college and you know who you are), through your own writings and our frequent exchanges, I see your unique personalities, your passions, the things that make you shine so bright as well as, sometimes, your struggles. Blogging can be and very much is an extraordinarily personal endeavor. I know some Continue reading “An Ode to the Community”

Mini Successes in the Blogosphere

I was about write a super excited post about how “What is Past is Prologue” just acquired its fiftieth follower and how lil ole me who is so new to blogging is so excited about that.

Then I saw that a lovely blog in its own right, The Happy Lifeaholic, recently posted about reaching over 900 followers (Congrats by the way!). Well, you might say that my excitement was taken down a notch upon reading this. Let’s be real here–900+ followers makes 50 look like nothing.

Despite the fact that my excitement initially waned upon reading about a fellow blogger’s pretty awesome news, I’m still going to revel in “What is Past is Prologue’s” own small successes while also cheering on my fellow bloggers for their successes. For me, this is a pretty big deal. To many well- Continue reading “Mini Successes in the Blogosphere”

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