Anyone with a blog can tell you: numbers can be intimidating.
There’s so much more to blogging than just putting words in a post.
That’s just the short list.
If a you’re not careful, you can spend more time worrying over the numbers of your blog than the words you write for it. It’s easy to let comparison consume you.
I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately because I want you to know that I think in blogging (and in life) ONE is the most important number.
One reader, the one reading right now, is more important than any others who MIGHT read.
I have your attention, and I want to focus my efforts on encouraging YOU. Because you’re here.
You may be the only reader I have today, and you matter. (Even if you are my mom.)
There may be days not even my mother reads this blog.
And, that’s okay, too.
Because the ONE I’m really writing for is always aware.
He notices more than numbers. He loves me even when no one “likes” me.
He’s the audience for all my effort.
And, he’s the one who makes the writing worth it.
He can take my simple words and give them greater meaning. He can point people to them at the proper time. He can take a little thing and make it lasting.