|Posted by EHancock2 on January 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM|
Somebody on my facebook page pointed out that nobody ever leaves a comment on my blogs. I told them that I get quite a few blog READS every single day, but they said they didn't believe it because of stats and irrelevance and blah blah blah and I think I fell asleep when they were trying (and failing) to explain themselves.
The fact is that my blogs do not get comments very often. But, you have to look at my history. Until recently I haven't blogged with any sort of regularity. It takes time to get a really huge following, unless you're already an established name like a J.K. Rowling, Stephen King or the likes. I am not, nor have I claimed to be that famous.
That being said, I only compare myself to one person, and it's a person Matthew McConaughey told me about. I'm paraphrasing, but a few years ago, Matthew stated that there are 3 things he needed every single day. One was someone to look up to. The second is something to look forward to, and the third is "someone to chase."
My someone to look forward to is vast and varied, but it starts with God Almighty. My something to look forward to is a movie deal or TV deal for Mourning Reign. My someone to chase is the man it took Mr. McConaughey for me to meet. It is myself in 10 years.
See more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD2cVhC-63I
I know whether or not I have one blog follower or one million, I have enough and I want more simultaneously. I want to reach the people God puts in my life, folks. But I don't want to meet the people I'm not meant to meet for ten years. I want to meet them in ten years, like God's plan permits. I want to be better than I was at 42 by the time I reach 52. That's what I want. Like he says, I'll never meet that man. Because he's always ten years hence. But I also want the people in my life today, here and now, to be proud of me... today, here and now.
Do I concern myself with the fact that XYZ blogger gets 137 comments and I get zero, one or two? Nope. Because they are not the person I am chasing. I'm not even chasing the person in the mirror, really. I'm chasing the person I'll someday meet in the mirror, long after I've decided to chase the guy ten years beyond that point. Make sense or am I rambling? I'm probably rambling LOL!
When I started this blog, it was with a simple plan. That plan was for you to get to know me. For me to post my thoughts whether it be intimate or not. Whether it be deep and dark or superfluous and irrelevant. Whether you can relate or you can't. I long ago made up my mind to "live out loud". This blog is part of that commitment. So, if you want to comment, great. If you just want to read (as thousands seem to be doing if my stats are correct) and go do something else, I'm okay with that too.
We're in this together, folks. I'm telling you my story. Why not tell me yours?
Till next time, this blog is brought to you by the letters W, E and H and by the number 2.