APG member. She sent me an email and let me know that she had read posts from my New England House Historian blog. Until she said that I had no idea she even knew I had a blog.
There's something so strangely anonymous about writing a blog. I'm sure that people who write books must feel the same way. The thought that you can write something, put thoughts out there in the world, and have no idea who is reading is just so vague!
It's true that we do get feedback when people leave us comments. That's wonderful! And it's also true that it's not important who is reading your blog. I guess it's just a little funny that people can get to know you but you're not getting to know them at the same time.
I'm not complaining or wanting to change anything. I'm reflecting on the reality of it. I guess there is a certain role or responsibility that goes along with being a writer who publicly shares their writing.
I would love to encourage everyone to keep reading even if they never leave me a blog comment. If I can encourage people to become interested in researching the history of houses or in learning more about genealogy then that is enough for me.
I'm simply writing to share my passions about what I love and I hope that it becomes infectious for a few other folks.
Though I would love to hear from other bloggers about how they feel or cope with the anonymity of writing. And even from readers about their take on it.
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