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An Open Letter to Readers and Fellow Bloggers

Posted By Jocie On February 12, 2013 @ 7:50 am In Roundup,The Better Half | 51 Comments

Dear readers and fellow bloggers,

The past week has brought me some of my happiest and saddest moments as a blogger. On one hand, I had some bloggers open a friendship to me (some fabulous and encouraging new bloggy friends!). I was also invited to hang with John and Sherry from YHL, and a bunch of other elite bloggers at a RustOleum event in NC. It was very validating to be included in such a group.

On the other hand, I had some experiences with other bloggers that made me question blogging altogether and my worth. I am sad at myself for letting others dictate my own self-worth that way, but it helped me have such a HUGE appreciation for you and your support.

The intention of this letter is NOT to blast those who have been unkind to me. In fact, my hope is for the opposite. We all need a reminder of our value, so this letter is for all the readers and all the bloggers out there! Because, if you’re like me, sometimes you need to hear how great you are. And you are GREAT. So here we go….

Thank you for supporting me.

Thank you you giving me your kind feedback, even when I screw it up.

Thank you for caring about me and other bloggers.

Thank you for accepting me. Even though we bloggers put it all out there, there’s still a lot of insecurity under neath.

Thank you for being vulnerable with me, bloggers and readers alike. Its hard to put yourself out there when some people are quick to pass judgement.

Thank you for crafting and DIYing, whether you are a pro or just another mom like me.

Thank you for being a part of this DIY revolution – how cool is that bloggers and readers have dramatically changed the look of design and decor???

Thank you for sharing your own experiences that lighten my heart and give me a sense of connectedness in this weird dis-connected bloggy world.

Thank you for inspiring me. I love reading your blogs and soaking up your creativity. And readers, I so appreciate your ideas. We have often begun projects because our readers suggested them, because they are amazing!!

Thank you for being you! If you have been kind to me in the past (or even mean), I hope I have shown you kindness and love in return.

Thank you for seeing my value. No matter how big or little a blogger, connected or not reader – thank you for taking you time to hang out with us. I know there are lots of other blogs, some better, some different than ours. I am humbled that you spend time here.

Lastly, if you are a blogger, no matter how much money you make, no matter how many readers, page views, subscribers, all those stats that we care so much about – this is not your value. You are so much more. I am so much more. Thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing your creativity. This is what blogging is about – not fame or money. So thank you!!!

Your humble friend,

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