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You know how sometimes you read something that is so spot-on, so exactly what you needed to hear, that you almost wonder if the writer was somehow able to read your mind and understand precisely what had to be spoken at that very moment?

For me, today, it was this post by Sabrina at Much Needed Advice for Women.

It’s easy to become discouraged with the effort and energy you spend on blogging when you feel as though your words are being sent out into the void, lost among the multitudes of other bloggers sending their words out into the void. It’s easy to develop a “poor me why do I bother” attitude when people don’t subscribe, or comment, or “like” quite as fast or as often as you wish they would. On the other hand, it’s easy to forget that WE are responsible for doing our part to help people find us, for making our own blogs and writing stand out from the crowd in some way, for taking the time and making the effort to pay it forward to other bloggers. If we don’t take these responsibilities seriously, we shouldn’t be surprised or hurt when we don’t receive the desired response!

So thank you, Sabrina, for speaking some important words I needed to hear today.

No more passive self-pity – instead, action!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Suzanne January 23, 2012

    Sabrina works some magic, doesn’t she? Thank YOU for stopping by my blog and commenting. I admit, I sometimes run out of time to get to as many different blogs as I’d like and leave a comment, but then I remember what a delight it is to see a new face in the comments section!

    • Dawn January 23, 2012

      You’re welcome! It’s fun discovering new blogs. 🙂

  • Sabrina January 23, 2012

    You ladies are AWESOME! I’m very happy to be on this journey with you. Thanks again, Dawn.

    • Dawn January 23, 2012

      You’re welcome, and thank YOU! 🙂

  • margaret christine
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    January 23, 2012

    I’m a relative newbie to all of this, and have feelings just like these sometimes. But most of the time, I just feel lucky to be able to write, and write about what I love. And I think, it’s okay if no one reads it….and then one person mentions that they’ve enjoyed something they’ve read…..it’s so UPLIFTING! And I think, of COURSE I want others to read it. lol Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    • Dawn January 24, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by! Definitely the writing itself is what’s most important… but comments are the icing on the cake, I think!

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