Please read this and THINK about it!
I have addressed this once before and no one commented on it. I am guilty in a small part, as we all are. We as Authors and Writers of all kinds want to be heard or have something to share, an idea, story, dream or just part of who we are. The whole point of writing, other than for our own satisfaction, is to have others read and enjoy or get something important out of our words.
We put up posts on our site, we take the time to think it through, thinking or hoping others will find its value….What do most of us do? We hit the like button….maybe read the article or maybe we just support the blogger/writer. Do we take the time to go and read it? Most of the time…..NOT!
I am not criticizing any of you, but if we wish our posts to be read, then we have to take the time to read others as well. You might discover someone really great that you have been passing by, because you’ve not heard of them before. I don’t brag that I an abundance of followers…I wish I did, but more important, the ones I have…..I want to really know me. I am proud and grateful for them. I may or may not become successful. I pray and hope I do, but so do all of us.
It is more important to really touch a few, than get a lot of clicks on the like button, not knowing if they even read your post. How satisfying is that? Not knowing?
We ALL are kindred spirits who have been blessed with a special gift and most of us have a big, loving, unselfish heart. We support our fellow Authors, bloggers and favorite people….whatever their specialty is, but there is that fraction who just post for their own benefit, ignoring the effort of others. I don’t wish to be in that category.
I am ill much of the time, so I don’t post or follow as I should, but from now on, I will take the time to read ALL of a post I click on and respond with a word or comment, just to let them know , they touched me in some way. What good is it to take the time to write a post if the majority of us are not being truly read or our ideas heard? I, for one would rather have less clicks on the like button, with the knowledge that the ones who did, read what I wrote.
I pray I have not offended anyone, but someone needed to address this issue. If our friends and followers wont take the time, then how on earth do we expect readers to want to buy our books?
Please forgive my bluntness and lack of finesse, but I hope we all will think about a new way of supporting each other. I am grateful to all of you and wish you great blessings, so don’t be too upset with me for addressing a serious issue.
God Bless, Barb