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Yesterday, Ruth asked a very important question: What fuels writers?
Feedback is important in the writing process. Someone to open your eyes. Someone to challenge your thinking. Someone to question. Someone to help you change and rearrange your words to let them flow. Someone to encourage you to try something new. Someone to help open your heart and mind to grow in the writing process. Comments matter.
In my busy life, I don't have the opportunity to read all the Slice of Life posts, but I do try and read as many as I can . . . especially those writers that I know and love to read each week. As I read a Slice of Life Story, I try and connect with the author, learn a little bit more, listen a little bit deeper, understand why the writer wanted to share the slice of life. And so, from there, I leave a comment . . . most of the time. Comments matter.
There are many that comment. Readers that provide such insights and provoke my thinking as a writer. Readers that see things that I didn't intentionally try to do in my writing. Readers that show that they care and understand and listen. Why do we write for the world to see and read? Comments are the breath of life in blogging. Comments matter.
There are also many that don't comment and that's okay. I've been there before, sitting with my fingers tapping the keys wondering what to say, wondering how my words can make a difference. Every voice matters. We are all just little kids inside looking for reassurance. Hoping that we've written a story worth sharing. Wishing to gain more insight and clarity in our writing. Praying that somebody liked it! Comments matter.
To help fuel my fellow writers, my goal is to always leave a comment, even if it is as simple as: Thanks for sharing! Feedback fuels writers. To do more, to try more, to write more. Comments matter.