THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
To DC BLOGS for their incredible shoutout this past Tuesday for my last entry - Missing DC: Part I. This completely rocked my world. I was so happy to be recognized, by bloggers and editors, whom I completely enjoy and admire for their witty way with words, that when I read my entry being called "wonderful writing" when I logged on to DCBlogs.com on my iphone at 12:45 am in bed, (not being able to sleep due to jetlag), I was completely over the moon and even more insomniatic to my complete detriment at work the following day.
Now I know this makes me a complete nerd embarassment that I was so tickled pink by what my superstar, seasoned-blogging friend Scarlett has had happen to her more times possibly than first dates she's been on (which is astronomically high) but I can't help myself. Pig in mud people. A little chubby curly-q-tailed piggy in mud. Of course, when I told Scarlett the news she was completely supportive -- meaning she smiled politely humoring me and flitted her hand in the air slowly as if it say..."Yes...hmm...that's niiiiice dahling. Another glass of champagne then?"
But a first shout out is a first shout out. And actually having people read what you write and not think its dog poopoo is definitely motivating and inspiring for a new blogger and long-time identity stricken but aspiring writer to keep trying to create something worth reading and talking about.
I mean, isn't that why we all do this? To find a voice. To let off some steam. To be part of a community and a dialogue. And...just often enough... to occasionally have someone else tell you: "I know exactly what you mean." "I feel that way too."