Friday, June 10, 2011


If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra
Did you ever wonder what all those followers who are following you are for? For me it is a part of being discovered. They come, they like what they see, they follow. I, in turn, see them, and follow them. It is like a writers tag team of followers.

Being discovered is all a fun part of this writing biz. We network on facebook, we tweet on twitter, we find like minded people on Linked In, and it all boils down to being a discovered person amid other people doing the search and recovery.

Some people search out inspiration, some people search for skills of a craft, some even search out any knowledge base they can find, and they find it in a fellow blogger. We’re all a part of a writing community. We bloggers are a Social Network all our own as we stand, sometimes lead, oftentimes follow, more times than not, we find what it is we’re looking for within the pages of a friendly blogger.

I like to seek out writers and writing blogs that are going to move me forward in my craft. They give me ideas on how I can better my words and structure them to make my writing blog more efficient for the next person coming along who might find what they are looking for. I also seek out to support a fellow writer.

I love it when I come in here to post a blog only to find that like a rock out of thousands of rocks, I’ve been discovered by new blood, and that a new follower is on my list. I try to read all their blogs, try to comment, I try to be the all to the end all of a day, but in the end. I read and write.

Little by little I’m being discovered, hair by hair, people are finding the strand of hope they’re looking for within my blog. Inch by inch I get that much closer to knowing that there are people out there with like minds who share the same interests as me.

When I first began my blog, I had no vision of where I wanted it to go, or the types of people that I’d meet. After five years of consistently blogging day in and day out (give or take a few days) I have met some of the most wonderful people. I could NEVER have met such grand folk in person. This is the best way to meet genuine, caring, loving, God fearing personal people!

Some have taken the f2k free writing course, some have joined Writers Village University and have become my personal friends. This is what blogging is all about, unearthing of friendship you’d never find elsewhere on the planet. Over 10,000 hits, over 80 followers; this discovered gal is on cloud nine! Help me, in disco
vering you, and our future, together!


Martureo said...

Hey Joni, I recently got nominated by a blogger for an award called the sunshine award. It looks like you already have been nominated for this in the past. but here it is again :). I enjoy your honesty and all of your tips on being a writer. As an aspiring writer myself it is really encouraging and helpful to read your blog.

You can see the award and description at my blog

Nimaleshwar said...

Again Joni, This is a different part of me. I know deep down inside me that I'm not a stronger person too (I second that fact). So what better I can do to comfort me & be inspired or alive? well I do create a stronger character here & there. Find a way to do things that I dream of.
Inspired, Astonished, Outta words... Keep hitting those words (May be I need more of those!). Thank you.

joni said...

You're back and raring to go Nimal!

The good thing, is that you have a writing community to help you along the way! :)

joni said...

Woohoo! Another Sunshine award!!!

I must be a sunny person!!! :D