This blog has gone through a lot of transformations over the last 5+ years. Although I’m not setting any records, my following has continued to grow. I am grateful and still a bit in awe that anyone would want to hear what I have to say!
I’ve grown personally, and as a writer over these years. Along the way, I’ve had some real stinkers for posts. I look back on some of these and cringe. But you, my fellow bloggers and others, have hung in there through the good and the bad. You’ve allowed me to subject you to whatever ramblings I find important at the time. 🙂 For this, I am grateful.
I’ve made some wonderful friends and connections on WordPress. People that hopefully, will be life-long friends. This community has given me a connection to the world that I never knew I was lacking. My life is richer and better for it.
We all write for different reasons. The above are some of those reasons. There are other reasons as well. I won’t bore you with the laundry list of reasons I write (expression, creativity, etc. etc.). The real reason I write is for ME.
In many instances, my writing has been healing. We all have struggles and being able to express myself as I go through those struggles has kept me coming back again and again.
As I approach my 2,000th follower (blows my mind), I want to thank all of you who have endured the good and the cringe-worthy posts of mine. With your kindness and grace have I been able to grow, learn, and express myself here.
I don’t know what the future hold for Penny Wilson Writes, but I do hope you will continue to join me on this journey.
I received this notification Thursday morning from WordPress. Wow! I’ve actually been blogging closer to 7 years but deleted my original blog. (long story)
During my time on WP, my blog has morphed from its original purpose. At first it was just a place to express myself. It still is. But it’s also so much more.
I don’t have a theme to my blog and that worried me for some time. There are cooking blogs and fashion blogs. There are photography blogs and writing blogs. There are blogs about poetry and blogs about fiction. What is my blog about? When I figure that out, I’ll be sure to let you know.
WP gives me a creative outlet. I write poetry and the occasional flash fiction. I try not to complain too much, but when I’m at a low point, I know that this is one place I can come to and express myself and not be judged.
I write about things that are important to me. Like the stigma surrounding Mental Health, Depression and Suicide Prevention. I like to think that in some small way, my words make a difference.
I write about the highs and lows in my life; my accomplishments and my failures. All the while, I’ve been blessed with a supportive and encouraging audience here. I’ve made many friends. It’s a good chance that I will never meet any of them away from my computer screen. But they are no less precious to me for this fact.
So, WordPress is much more than a blog. Family is part of my life. Writing is part of my life. Friendship is part of my life.
WordPress is a big part of my life.
Thank you for joining me on this journey! ❤ Penny