It is major party time Meet & Greet style this week end… I am having a blast! All this positive energy in the air, all this sharing going on, like an international trade market for thoughts and pieces of mind!
I’d be lying if I said I am not that interested in getting more visitors through these virtual events… Of course I am thrilled when a new face Likes a few posts and even hits the almighty “follow” button.
But what I truly enjoy, is discovering new Bloggers. Fiction, poetry, photography… I am zero strategic when it comes to running the Cove. I’ve read how some Bloggers follow hoping to be followed back, or Like and comment posts to gain attention… And it is fine by me. But I don’t work this way. I Like if I like, and I comment if I connect with what I just read.
Today I interracted with several new Bloggers, some of which I had seen the name mentionned here and there, proving they were successful on some level. Other good sign they are ahead of me in the Blogging game? The great exposure they have compared to the Cove. Nonetheless, I was surprised by the reaction when I would pay my respect to their good work.
More than once, I got the feeling people were genuinely glad that I enjoyed their posts. Not that I was expecting a mere Like back to my comments, but I felt a certain lack of self confidence. (not being negative here… I just thought those people would be absolutely confident about their work)
Thinking back, I remembered how most of my favorite Bloggers had that attitude. Even when covered with Views, Likes and Comments, they still seem to think it was just luck. That what they were delivering to the Bloggosphere wasn’t worthy of any praise.
And I turned to look at my own self. I too hesitate posting from time to time… Thinking, it is not worth being read, doubting my writing and my ideas. Putting down the creative me.
Your imagination doesn’t come anywhere close to his… You’re not even close to being as funny as she is… Your opinions are not as interesting as others’….
Yup, sometimes, I can be my own enemy. And I think you are yours too, dear fellows Bloggers. Although there is very little competition on WP, we can’t help comparing ourselves…
I am not as funny as Linda or the Viking’s wife… My imagination doesn’t compare to Notthedane56’s. I am not as opiniated as Opiniated Man, or as bitter as Bitter Ben. No… That’s for sure. And I sure am not as poetic and dreamy as Sarah Doughty or as kind as Nikki…
But I have my own niche.
The Cove is my home-away-from-home. And I make it an honor to welcome warmly newcomers. My posts might change from one day to the next, and seem to have no directive line, but taking care of my Lovelies is my priority. I don’t fit a category, you can’t put me in a box, but doesn’t it make me just lovely?
Coming to my title… I don’t think I could be cocky if I wanted to. But I am tempted to feel like my additon to WP has its importance… Even if I am not as funny, as imaginative, as opiniated, as bitter, as poetic or as kind as others… I have my place, and I’ll take it.
And you should too. Without doubting your role to play in the Blogging game!