When I first began my blog, a little over two years ago, I had two followers. Of course that would be me and Ross.
Each time I wrote something, Ross would eagerly read it. I would watch his face as he read my words.
If and when I saw him react with of any sort of emotion, I would feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.
My reaction would be a nodding of my head. I would say to myself, "Yes, he gets it. He understands. He hears me."
Soon, Ross encouraged me to let other people in, to let other listeners hear my words. I slowly began to tell a few members of my family about my blog. I found that it was important to me to be able to talk to them in a way that I hadn't been able to before. I wanted them to hear, to understand, to get me.
Little by little I started to put myself out into the blogosphere. I joined a blogging group on Ravelry, a knitting website community. That led me to sites such as BlogHer and Midlife Bloggers.
I found blogging events to participate in, such as this one, The A-Z April Challenge.
Writing my blog has been an important journey of self discovery.
My following has grown, not by leaps and bounds, but one by one.
I have been touched by the kindness, encouragement and support of our virtual community.
I have been brought to tears by beautiful passages written so eloquently by the many talented writers I have discovered and now follow.
You tell me stories I can relate to. You make me giggle. You teach me. You show me how.
We each have a voice. We all want to be heard. Everyone wants to be acknowledged.
I have found my voice through writing.
I am participating in the A-Z April Challenge.
Today's letter is V for Voice.