I remember how I couldn't wait to get followers and counted them as the numbers slowing grew. We lost some then gained more. Yet I found myself still counting comments to know where my blog stood. Some days were astronomical and others it was like everyone left town. But I continued to plod through trying to find our purpose. I knew what the 24 Paws of Love stood for and the message I was trying to convey, but I was obsessed with the numbers, not fully grasping the meaning of those that did comment. I was stuck by the ones that didn't.
Then it just struck me tonight that all that obsessing was for nothing. We may not be the biggest dog blog on the web, we don't stand for any one cause, and we're just a couple of kids out here on our own with our six dogs that we love more than anything in the world. (besides each other) Whom we share our relationship with everyday and with you, our dear readers. And if you asked me today what the goal of our success is measured by, I would say, to reach one person. Just one person. To say I invite you into our world and if you feel the need to share back, then please do so. To make a difference in one life, that is our goal and if we can do that, we have all that we need. It's when I stop fighting for that one person that I am letting everyone down.
I've tried it both ways, blogging for everyone, blogging for myself, and now I find myself here. Because one person can make the difference between so many things in life. Like you do for me. When I need a lift, I find it from one of you. When I need a laugh or a good dose of sarcasm, I look for one of you. When I just need to hang out and have some girl talk, I look for my dog blogging friends and when I need a dose of reality or a shoulder to cry I, I don't have to look too far. Someone out there has just want I need for that day and I hope to aspire to that. To be what someone else needs for that day. Just by being me, just by being you, we come together through cyberspace and connect. What an awesome gift. A gift that keeps giving and a gift I hope to be to at least one person out there.
Thank you to all of the "one persons" out there that have made a difference everyday in my life. For changing my mind when needing it and for helping me feel a part of something bigger. I hope all my friends in the US have a safe and happy Memorial Day and the friends across the way also have a safe and happy day.
Life is just too short. Be kind in your thoughts, for everyone is going through something today.