Dear reader…

January 10, 2013

Dear Lovely Reader of my Lil Blog,

Hi! I hope all seventeen of you had a wonderful 2012.

I wanted to send you a note to say hello, and that I think of you often.

I think of your goals and your dreams, what grade your kids are in, and what book is resting on your nightstand.
I think about your schedule and weekend plans, your hobbies and pet peeves.
I think about coffee – do you like it? Love it? Grow it in your back yard?
I think of your work and what you think about it. Maybe you love it, never wishing you could be working on anything different. Maybe you hate it. Maybe you tolerate it, stuck in a state of contentment that satisfies only if you don’t examine things too closely.
I think of your future and the images of it you hold in your head.
I think of your motivation, of your inspiration and enthusiasm and determination.

I think of all of these things in detail, but mostly I just think about you. The general you out there. The collective whole. The Interwebonlinesphere.

What would you all like? What do you want to read about? What do you really not want to read about?

The inherent nature of a blog is that the motivation behind its creation is primarily personal. But after the initial “I want to create a blog” or “I want to write” or “I want to increase my network” are met, the motivation changes. A shift occurs. The blogger is less motivated by their own desires and more motivated by those of their readers.

They started writing to help themselves. They continue writing to help themselves and others.

I wanted to send you a note to say hello, and that I think of you often.

I think of you when I have a crazy experience. I think of you whenever I have an ah-ha moment. I think of you whenever I think about goals and dreams and freedoms, problems and roadblocks and negative dream stealers. I think of you whenever, well, whenever something just really cool happens.

So, my seventeen dear readers, what can I do for you? If there is ever anything you want to hear – or don’t want to hear – you know where to find me.

Thanks for being here. Let’s make 2013 our best year yet!


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