Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday Musings: I Can't Keep Up
I now understand why some folks whom I followed early on and who followed and commented on my blog, have stopped. They have 800+ followers. Unless you spend every minute of every waking day responding to each comment left on your blog, and then visiting other people's blogs, it is impossible to keep up.
I once did an energy pie chart and discovered that most of my energy was going to things that weren't the most important things to me. I love blogging because blogging is writing and it gives me the opportunity to share what I'm thinking and feeling. I am going to continue to do it. But I have to put down the whips when it comes to my expectations about followers, following, and what it all means.
So, if I don't visit your blog as often as you'd like, please forgive me. It's not about you. It's about me.
And if I don't respond to a comment you leave on my blog, please forgive me. It's not about you. It's about me.
And if I don't follow you, even if you've followed me, please forgive me - BUT ALSO LET ME KNOW. It was an oversight and I'll be happy to follow you.
In the meantime, happy blogging, everyone.