I had a revelation today. In the middle of my workday (at my real job). Here’s how it all started….
After a meeting at work the other day, I was chit chatting with some of my readers. I mean really chit chatting…you know, like talking. Not typing. Live and in person. One woman was telling me that she enjoys reading my posts and often sends the recipes to her niece. What a compliment! I’m still amazed that people other than my family members (who I basically stalk and force to read IAK) are actually reading and sharing *GASP* what I have to say!
So, I thanked her for her kind compliment and continued on with my morning. A little while later, I had another (live) conversation with someone else who faithfully reads IAK. She was asking me a question that her sister-in-law had about the blog. Again, I answered her question and continued on with my day.
Today, somewhere between lunch and my appointment with my accountant (which always instills a bit of fear in me, but I’m not sure why), it hit me. The revelation.
Whenever anyone leaves a comment on IAK, I try to personally respond. Whether it’s to answer a question, share a story or just thank them for stopping by, I always try to interact with my readers. I want them (you!) to know how much I really appreciate your compliments, suggestions and votes of confidence.
And, while I’m able to personally respond to your comments (most of the time), there are just as many, if not more, of you that don’t comment. Which means I don’t get to thank you and express my gratitude for your support!
So the moral of this long, drawn out story (sorry, I’m writing this very late at night after a long day of work and family time) is that I appreciate and am truly grateful for ALL of my readers! Those that comment and those that are silent.
THANK YOU for your visits, for sharing my recipes and IAK with your family and friends, for your comments and suggestions and just for logging in and reading.
P.S. Those of you that inspired this post (KC and JS), should know who you are! 🙂