I hit another milestone in my blogging experience today; I have officially gotten over 200 likes! It’s funny because I know there are people that follow my blog, but I don’t actually know how many people read my posts. I only know who read posts based on if they liked it, commented, or mentioned it to me during the day at some point. When ever someone mentions something I wrote about, I’m always a little startled at first because I don’t always realize that they even read it.
This blog has helped me realize how important feedback really is for both the receiver and the giver. When someone gives me feedback, it is how I know that my thoughts are being heard, and that is a great feeling. I’m always happy when a teacher mentions something to me from my blog, and since this blog, it has been the first time I can honestly say that I felt like my writing was making some sort of impact. Tomorrow I have decided that I want to brainstorm things that I can do to help other people enjoy writing more, and to feel like their writing matters.
One of my mentors told me today that he had expected my blogs to get shorter once school started because he thought I would have more work to do instead, but the post have almost gotten longer if anything. School has actually had the opposite effect. School has opened my eyes to so many more things to write about, and I care more about maintaining this blog then I do about some if not most of my school homework. I make it a priority to write everything I feel fit for the day despite the other work I may have because this is just as important. I do both until both are completed fully to the best of my ability.