I wrote this great blog post today. Then I deleted it. It wasn't what I really wanted to say after all.
So I'm starting again.
What I really want to say is how amazing this entire blogsphere is. When I go to other sites and see familiar names and pictures, I wonder how it all happened. How did I get to be friends with so many like-minded people? How did we find each other out of the zillions of blogs there are out there?
It's a process, I know. You read something you like that someone said and then you go check out their blog. If it appeals to your senses, then you read more the next day. Eventually, you follow this person who thinks like you do or who challenges you to think outside your box.
I've been blessed to meet so many great people in the past months. I enjoy following your writing careers. I cheer you on and tell others I know about your successes. I wait eagerly for the day when I can show up at a conference, see your name tag, and say, "I know you!"
It's the honest blogs I'm drawn to. The ones that tell me they are struggling too with this writing adventure.
And I'm happy to have found so many of you.