10 Reasons Why I Am Grateful To The WordPress Blogger Community #writers #gratitude #wordpress


Reasons Why I Am Grateful To WordPress Blogging Community

  1. Everyone in the WordPress Writer Blogger community is so supportive and encouraging.
  2. I now have a wide circle of writer blogger friends from all over the world. They are all inspirational writers and over the past 12 months I have learnt a lot from them. I have also got to know international time zones really well.
  3. I have been blessed with some lovely blog followers who brighten up my day with their comments. Sometimes your day can change for the better when a blog follower leaves a nice comment.
  4. I am grateful because WordPress has given me a chance to showcase my writing. You have to do this if you want to start writing seriously. A writer blog is the perfect vehicle for doing this.
  5. Its made me realise that all writers go through similar issues. I am not alone in my confidence battles, creative mood swings and writer troubles.
  6. I have learnt so much about writing and blogging. Blogging gives you some practical creative experience which is so valuable. It also teaches you about online promotion which is a skill in itself.
  7. Through interacting with other writer bloggers I have gained some valuable beta-reader experience. This is so important. I believe it makes you a better writer and I am so grateful for being given this opportunity.
  8. Through interacting with other writer bloggers I have widened my reading tastes. Before I started writer blogging I led a very sheltered reading life. A year later and my reading habits have completely changed. I have discovered a reading appetite for science fiction, fantasy and horror.
  9. My daily writer blog has helped improve my writing. I can’t thank my blog enough for this. Daily writing does help!
  10. Its a place where people understand me and I fit in. When you know that your creativity levels are off the scale it’s hard to find others who are like you 🙂

Thank you!


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65 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why I Am Grateful To The WordPress Blogger Community #writers #gratitude #wordpress

  1. This is a great post and I completely agree with every point! I’m not sure if I’ll start blogging daily but at least I’m planning on writing more stories, which will hopefully help me develop even further and connect with more bloggers.

  2. All so true. When I started I hadn’t expected that creative element in blogging and developing so many new skills I never even knew I needed. I enjoy all your posts, so full of insight written with flow and ease.

  3. Yep, we’re a great bunch. Better to have a theme for your blog? I haven’t got one yet — bit of a dog’s dinner, mine (like my mind). Nice little blog you got going here.

  4. Sorry, we’ve just been humoring you all this time. You really are the only one with confidence battles, creative mood swings and writer troubles :b

    Seriously though, not only do you now read sci-fi, you’ve written some excellent shorts, too. Who knew, huh?

    The writer community – and the Indy one in particular – has been the best and the most unexpectedly fulfilling part of this journey for me, present company included 🙂

  5. I wonder, Lucy, if we rolled back to when we first pressed ‘publish’, what we thought we’d get out of blogging? Not the sort of happy, narcotic-free highs that come with a supportive and thoughtful comment or a reblog; or the glow tat comes when someone reads some writing and gives a really helpful, insightful comment. I guess this is the right point to say thanks back for your grin inducing lists and insights too.

    1. Thx for reading and I loved your comment. I never thought blogging would give me this connection with others out there. It’s changed my perspective on writing. For me writing is about making a connection with someone. Even if you make just one connection that can change your whole day 🙂 happy Thursday

  6. Ah! So much to be thankful for and this is just for the Blogosphere. ^.^ I have to agree with you. It’s fantastic. The people are so supportive, and encouraging. They totally understand every part of the process and are there for you when you need them. The best part is that it’s available online. It can be really hard to find people nearby who have the same interests, or have the time to form a writers group, but the Blogger community is always there at every time of the day because, as you stated, they all live in different time zones. It’s fantastic! I’m so happy to have joined it and also very happy to have become friends with many of the wonderful people of the Blogosphere, like you, Lucy. ^.^ Thank you so much for your support! It means a lot!

  7. I had a friend of mine create a WordPress site for me. I love it, except for a few things I don’t know how to fix. Those things are . . . I don’t know how many followers I have, there’s not a follow button like I have on Blogger, instead there’s an orange RSS button. I hate it. I don’t know how to get a reblog and like button like Chris has. I don’t understand any of it. Out of frustration, I came close to shutting the whole site down, but the thing is, I love my WordPress site, and my friend and I had put a lot of hours into it. It’s not the free one, btw. I now wonder if I should have picked the free one instead. *sigh* Here’s the link: http://rebekkahford.com/

  8. Incredible article! I am just getting into the blogging world and I can relate to so many of the things on your list. I never realized how much I was missing before I started interacting with other bloggers.

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