Friday, January 6, 2012


Sometimes as a blogger, I feel as if I'm speaking in to a void.  I look at a previous post and don't see any comments or tags.  Yesterday, I received an important lesson in stats and numbers.

Yesterday's post was about who you are.  In the post, I used one word to describe myself.  A little while after the blog posted, I received a private message from a reader.  It touched my heart, but would not have been comfortable or appropriate for her to post as a comment.

The lesson?  The numbers don't tell the entire truth.  In terms of the impact our words can have on someone, they actually don't count at all.  I began this blog to share my journey, open my heart, and maybe throw out a thing or two I've learned along the way.

As bloggers, we're told that it's the views, comments, shares that count.  I learned yesterday that isn't true.  If I touch one person's heart, if I make one person smile, if one person enjoys a meal from a recipe I shared, if I make one person think, if I make one person re-examine their path...I'm doing my job as a blogger.  And I'm doing it well.  Yesterday, I did my job.  The numbers don't count.



  1. What a great post. I just happened onto your blog when I was looking at people who entered to win my novel on Goodreads :#/ but wow; you never know when you'll stumble across a meaningful post like this! I adore your outlook. <3

  2. Thanks, Julie!! And welcome!! I appreciate your kind words!

  3. Jerri - Check out the poem SUCCESS by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It fits perfectly with your post! - Kimberly G.



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