For over three years now, I have laid my soul out for the world to see in this blog. I have shared a little more than I thought I should, and worked out answers to questions in front of you like an algebra problem on an infinite online chalkboard. I have offered advice with no guarantees and declarations of faith with no proof. And occasionally I wrote something that made a difference.
Maybe it was just a small difference for you at a particular moment when you really needed it. Or it was bigger than that, setting off a series of events that produced positive change in your life. Or it just made you laugh and brightened your day when things seemed a little dark.
Writing has had a therapeutic effect on me too. When I get weak, whiny or down on myself, you have challenged me to go back and read my own blogs, take two aspirin and call you in the morning. I like friends who will do that for me. I am human. I have accomplished many things, but I am not always strong, motivated or optimistic.
Which brings me to today’s point… a blog is about the dialogue. This is not a lecture; it’s more of a group project. You are as much a part of this ongoing story as I am. Many times your comments far outshine my content in their wisdom and insight and I would love to see more of that. Consider this an open invitation to join the conversation, and I promise to respond to every single post going forward.
You don’t know for sure who’s reading when you throw your thoughts out there on the infinite chalkboard, but I know based on what many readers tell me that it’s making a difference to someone. Today’s question: Which Short Story or reader comment had the most impact on you?
“Write on” in the comments box below. Your voice matters.
Special thanks to these readers whose comments were published in the new fundraising book Getting to the Point: Jeff Goad, Rich Knight, Stacey Kumagai, Roland Takaoka, Rick Thompson, and Tom Rosten.
Get the book and contribute to the cause: http://www.davidgoadspeaks.com/book.htm