I'm alive! (If you're reading for the topic of this post, skip to the next paragraph!)
Now that we're over that revelation, I am very pleased to be back, relaxing in the evening, tapping out the thoughts in my head without stressing about packing up goods, pricing, examinations, food shopping, exploding washing machines and the like. Thanks to my lovelies who have emailed or messaged me to enquire about the Craft Fair. I'll do a big update on that later in the week. Needless to say, yesterday evening, I was pooped.
Today, however, I am not. I am here instead to chat a bit about how people value themselves in this ol' blog community. I noticed that The Ultimate Blog Angel's sign-up has seen a decline in entries in December (so far....there's still time folks and the form link is just below my signature). I think I might know the reasons why.
The most obvious is likely to be Christmas. People genuinely lose time to blog over the festive season and possibly would rather be Angels to their real-life loved ones. Fair enough.
The second is, and I have comments, emails, chats to support this one:
People, possibly even you, don't think you have a big enough blog to be able to really help someone else out.
Well, I can understand that feeling. Only 9 months ago I was on about 5 followers, knew very few people in blog land. All of the people I followed seemed to have 10 billion (well like 200+) followers and seemed to be: out of my league, together, popular, attractively decorated and just out and out fabulous.
All the while, I felt desperate to grow my blog, write really interesting content and make my dream of one day of having my own little internet community come true.
Now before you get worried, I am not about to preach about how successful I am, how I've achieved my dreams and everything is perfect. I would be a humongous liar if I did that. Instead I wanted to illustrate how you CAN make a difference to another person be their blog new, tiny, well-read or globally successful. You never know, you might even be able to take this concept of the 'small gesture' into the real world. Now that would just be awesome.
Behold! I had time to use Picmonkey! Please feel free to PIN for inspiration.
See, you don't need money, design skills, many readers or a 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' to make someone else feel good about their blog or their writing. You don't have to buy friends or be an expert to switch on your virtual smile and brighten one person's day. That's what Blog Angels is all about. It's about selfless cheeriness and a hand reaching out in friendship.
Can you do that? Then please sign up for The Ultimate Blog Angels in December. The list closes on Friday and the form is STILL under my signature. You need to find a blog to 'help' or maybe even 'befriend' before you fill it in. Check out your friends list, a link-up you like to take part in, or even choose someone you have just started to follow.
What other little things brighten up your blogging days?