I was writing a totally different post this week, but something happened two days ago that made me change my mind.
I wrote the draft of this post on the train back home because I didn’t want to let go the nice feeling. This explains the timing!
A few days ago, during a meeting, I had a brief chat with one colleague in work. She’s from another department so that was the longest chat I’ve had with her since I’ve started to work here. Honestly we’re so many in the office that is hard to know everybody.
During the chat I mentioned the fact I write in this little blog of mine and she asked me the link.
To be brutally honest I thought it was the usual “send me the link I’ll have a look at it!” I’m usually told when I’m asked the address of my blog.
I know that I can be very needy of a feedback once I give the address to someone, but I learned that seldom people really read my pages with attention.
You can imagine my big surprise when I met her that evening and she told me that not only she had read the blog but she also liked it! I was so surprised and happy!
I’m still not good in accepting compliments from people and I still felt a tad embarrassed but it was pleasant to hear such comments.
I could really tell that he spent some time on my blog and I’m so grateful for that.
Seldom I felt this way, only after a few feedbacks, but it was useful! Useful because it reminds me why I’m writing and how I would like my readers would react reading my words.
It’s true what they say: even if it’s only one person reading your stuff, you should write for that one person. And it is damn true!
I should well remember it in a period like the present one, when I often feel a bit tired and disheartened for the lack of time.
In conclusion, I want to say that I made this big explosion of words in order to tell her: thanks Kate! Thanks a lot!
And you, my dear readers, I guess you should thank her too…she saved you for a much creepier post! I might save it for Halloween week!