I've been a little unsure lately when it comes to my blog. In my head I know it's not about the number of comments, but it is. Sort of. It's my little moral booster; my cheering section.
Just this week I was stopped by a precious young mom who I didn't even realize was a reader. She told me that readers are like cockroaches. For every one commenter, there are a dozen that you don't see. (Don't take offense to being compared to a cockroach. It was a total compliment.) I really wanted to hug her neck.
Then out of the blue my brother, who has been doing maneuvers in 110 degree weather for the past 3 weeks, sent a text that is one for the make-your-sister-cry category. It read:
"Just wanted to let you know that you're a phenomenal blogger. It's always refreshing to read. Hope you're having a good weekend." I don't typically share private text conversations, but that was just too sweet to keep to myself. Sniff, sniff.
It's funny how the Lord uses people to answer my unspoken questions/doubts. I was recently trying to decide if I should take the music off my blog, because I know we don't all share the same taste. The day that I opened my computer to turn off the music, I had an email from a reader who rarely leaves comments, telling me what a blessing the music was to her and that her husband always says, "Is that the blog with the cool music?"
Things are still pretty tight here at the NEM casa, so I've explored the possibility of using my blog to bring in a little cash flow. While I only have one (fabulous) advertiser, I am waiting to see what the Lord brings our way. He gave me a little gift this week. The wonderful people at CSN contacted me. If you haven't visited their sites yet, you will be amazed. They have over 200 stores and everything you could imagine. Need a new vanity? They've got it. Need a fire pit? They've got it. Need a dog bed? They've got it. Pretty much anything other than fresh pineapple, they've got it. In a couple of weeks I get the privilege to do a product review; so I'll let you know what I think about their customer service, shipping time and overall quality.
I say these things not to toot my own horn. The opposite, rather. I am humbled by the gift you give me by reading (and commenting on) my blog. Your words of encouragement always come at the right time. I love to write, laugh, and encourage. I want you to know that your words mean so much to me.