Outside the walls of Open Diary is a big broad world.
I began a mirror blog of my open diary page “Day Tripper” during a period when OD spent more time down than up. Much to my surprise, outside the hive I began to make friends and find readers for this new blog. Some of these folks give awards. I was also quite surprised to discover this.
This week, Hilary, who writes at The Smitten Image, gave me one for my April eighth entry Donation (rough Draft) She calls these pats on the back “Posts Of The Week”….POTW, and how she manages to read and truly absorb so many entries, I’ll never know. I’m grateful though.
Sometimes you think you are writing into a vacuum. This week’s entry on Sunday’s baseball game netted me two, now three, notes on that “Postcards” baseball entry. I thought that my “note” feature there was down…which it was. In reality, most folks out there in the world admitted they weren’t that fond of baseball….(oh, how that strike so many years ago ruined the game.) Over in OD, the 21 notes on that same entry buoyed me up. It’s not that one kind of family is more supportive than the other; it’s just that families differ.
I love my OD family…though it’s a little insular. I love my friends and family at Blogger who certainly vote with their notes. Today, I’m truly appreciative of Hilary who left me a much appreciated pat on the back to keep me movin’ on. Thanks Hilary.