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.