I have said this many times, but I shall say it again and that is thank you for reading this blog. Yes, thank you, to you, who is reading this now.
I know who reads my blog because of the comments you leave here, or the likes. Thank you to you.
I also know that I have two particular personal friends who read this blog. They may not always comment here, but I know they read it, because one friend will chat about the latest post in an email quite often and a new conversation is made. This can sometimes extend to not just about me, but what she is doing at the time to thinking about me, after reading a particular post. I like how our conversations go from just me, to us.
My other friend, when I see him, he will chat about it if it’s a topic of interest, or he will email. They both make it known and it lovely to have these chats, because with each friend it is different chat.
I had a mixture of 22 friends originally on Facebook, who were a mixture of close friends and acquaintances. (More acquaintances than close friends.) Some who became friends on my Facebook were already friends here on my blog. I added them on my close friends list and I imagine because they knew me that little bit more there, I hope for them it felt a bit more personal, because being on my close friends list, you were knowing some of my personal stuff. Things I shared there, I did not always share on here with the world, but instead with a limited few, because I trusted them. (I still do trust.) I gather from our personal chats there, that you did feel closer to me. 🙂
It’s not been a month from closing my Facebook page and I don’t miss it and I don’t seemed to be missed, by some.
As I once revealed in a comment on this blog post; “Blog post share: “Reclaiming my time,” by Black Burgundy,” I too, felt while I was on Facebook that my blog posts when shared them there, that they did not matter by some who were supposed to be enjoying my blog posts there. A like at least would have been nice from certain friends on my list, yet here I was, dedicated to not missing their posts and liking without fail. That’s until naturally I got even less being on Facebook and when I was on it, I thought I won’t be there dedicating on certain pages, because I can’t be arsed being here on Facebook in general. I was logging in for nothing and I was starting to feel resentful in being persuaded to stay, when I announced I may close my Facebook wall.
The poll I created, where only 11 out of 22 answered a single question, which to me confirmed, why the hell am I making myself be on there, to just share my blog posts? The poll proved, on top of my own feelings why I did not want to be there no more, with many reasons not to stay.
Those who said they loved my blog, did they follow by email when my Facebook account closed?
As someone said to me, those who want to follow, will, should I choose to leave Facebook. Those who follow my blog, are the ones who were already following my blog before I shared these posts on Facebook and following me there. I thank you, that even after leaving Facebook that you continue to follow me here.
When I am sharing things on my blog, I am sharing some of my life with you. Yes, it started out as a bit of a therapy to get it out, which now helps others, which also I thank you for telling me this. But also, I share a little of the other stuff, which when I don’t see someone for a while, in what ever way we meet up, or communicate by, then I am sharing a little of what is happening of my life, until the stuff I would not share on a public blog is shared in a more private way, whether email, or meeting up, to catch up. So you miss a bit of me, that you may have liked to have known, had you read it, like how my studying is going, work, hobbies, or just life. I cannot chat about my life over what might be weeks, or a few months worth in so many hours. If I am to meet up with someone, I want to talk about what you are doing too and not just about me.
I thank you, whether you have been following one week, or since the beginning of my blog, for showing interest.
I thank you for sharing your life and experiences in these blog posts.
I thank you for supporting me and giving me the chance to support you back in some way, via my posts.
For those who have gone out of their way to leave a comment on my blog, I am really appreciative these comments and for the support at some of my difficult times.
By you commenting and sharing your experiences or views on my blog, it is not just me you are having a conversation with, but also many others who visit and comment. This makes it feel like a community and I know I am not the only WordPress blogger who has said what lovely community WordPress is. By chatting on each others blogs, we are a community.
Thank you. x
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