Today’s “Blog Everyday in May” topic is a letter to my readers, and not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited! Here we go!
I’m not really sure what I expected with this blog. I’ve had other personal blogs before that were just for friends, but lately there’s been something inside me that keeps trying to creep out. Instead of stuffing it back in, not really knowing what to do with it, I finally decided to let it seep into the pages of The Nectar Collective. For years, starting this blog was a fleeting idea that would drift in and out of my mind. At that time, they were always vague premonitions of a blurry image. But then one day, I just thought, “hey, self, that “blurry image” you keep thinking about? It’s probably never going to be clear unless you just make it.” Since I tend to agree with myself, I made this blog, blurry blueprint and all. And you know what? It has been a blast. I’m still trying to figure out why things feel so effortless and fun, rather than clogged as they once did when they sat idly in my mind. The answer I keep coming back to is…you.
I was afraid during so many steps of building this blog. My first post – do people think it sucks? Now I have to make a Facebook group – will everyone think I’m getting ahead of myself? Someone suggested I put a picture of myself on the homepage – crap on a stick everyone probably thinks I’m full of myself now. But all that chatter in my head? Well, that’s pretty much where it stayed, because I never actually heard it. I have been given such amazing support from everyone who reads this blog and it still blows me away that people even like it. In the past month, more than 5,000 people have dropped by here. I mean really, what in the absolute hell. I feel like I’m just vomiting all over the place, yet people keep coming back and reading and leaving beautiful comments that inspire the hell out of me and sending me wonderful e-mails that are too kind to be addressed to me, but there’s my name at the top and, what the heck is going on?
Now that I’ve successfully mentioned vomiting and crap, I think it’s time to get to the real point before I classy up this letter anymore than I already have. Thank you. For leaving comments. For leaving even more comments when the post is extra personal. For sharing the things I write. For sending me e-mails. For sponsoring this site. And just for stopping by. Community means everything to me, and it warms my heart to be building such a special community with fabulous readers who have so much wisdom to share and stories of their own to tell. Your words and support don’t just exist on The Nectar Collective – I often think back to the things you’ve said here and to the readers who make me want to keep writing and sharing. Thank you for making this super duper extra fun (my eloquence again) and for pretty much just rocking out on life. I’m grateful for your support and excited for what’s to come. This is only the beginning, my friends. I hope you’ll stay along for the ride.
Melyssa (Monja sends you his slobbery kisses, too!)