Readers over here at Angie's did not always get top priority when I have 'gone and blogged' on any given day.
Today, I am putting Angie's first and will paste this post to the other blog locations where I tend to show up.
Readership of blog: this gets us into what the goal of doing this is. In truth, this is being in part just to reach fans of my creative writing: whether An Adventure in Indianapolis, or a Jimmy Bodeilo juvenile story but at the same time, I was partly motivated to blog for the simple reason that other people told me I should. For a while I blogged and doubted that it mattered to anyone at all.
Then I learned that my father had read my blog. I noticed a little bit strange of a reaction. It was not terribly long later that I went out and a woman I have also spent time with in person told me that she had read it. I felt flattered and shocked at the same time because ....Neil Gaiman sometimes tells people to be alert that some of what he puts out 'has a lot of him in it'.
I think I feel sort of like that about myself and the blog. Since I often write it while by myself meeting with readers in person is almost like finding one of your friends or a little niece or nephew behind the sofa or something like that. "Oh, there you are. Whoa. Luckily its you, it's alright."
I think it is fair to write that 20 years ago only close personal friends would know some of what I now freely share. So, now and then it is actually just that I feel surprised that I was open with all of you.