Thursday, April 14, 2011

Follow button

Dear Diary,

I know that it was supposed to be just you and me, which would be me and myself, and maybe sometimes I would read too. And that was fine, but someone else wanted to join and so I've added a follow button.

I have to admit it's kind of nice to know that other people care about my jumbled thoughts, and this has lead me to another dangerous game of comparisons. I know I need to work on this, but I've been reading other blogs with lots of followers and I'm comparing mine to theirs, and that is not what this was about. It was about a diary to express my thoughts in a healthy way, that does not involve scars and I have found a way to make it unhealthy. I need to remind myself that this is a diary and not a competition with people who write for a living. It's good to have people support me and offer advice and comments but it's not a competition.

Thank you to my followers and I'd like to ask you to remind me every once in a while that it's about expressing myself and not collecting followers. Oh and thanks for following and reading my random diary entries I know they are all over the place, but that's how my mind works. Hope you enjoy the ride, if not at least you can find get off at the next stop, sometimes I wish I could too (but writing is supposed to help with that).

Until next time,


  1. I'm glad you added the button. I became follower lucky #7.

    When I first started blogging I went for so long with just a few family members and a few friends as followers. It seemed like it took the longest time to get followers and people reading. But I kept visiting other blogs and commenting and following and my followers eventually started accumulating. The coolest thing is that now I actually have people reading and leaving comments. It makes me feel like a real writer.

    Keep at it. You're doing fine.

    Tossing It Out

  2. I was actually surprised to get followers, since nobody I know in my non-internet life, know I write a public diary. I read other people's blogs and when I saw the A-Z challenge I knew it would help me write regularly and it's been a great experience, while finding support and encouragement. Thanks for following =)

  3. I agree it's not about collecting followers, though that is nice! Blogging is a social activity though. Even if you are writing a journal you are making a connection with another person if you publish it. I'm enjoying your blog, Will stay on the ride.

    Keep expressing yourself.