Recently I was perusing some of the other blogs here at “WordPress” and I started thinking about the fact that so many stories are here. On average just here on “WordPress” there are about half a million bloggers, producing on average 3/4 of a million posts a day.
I am just one story in this melting pot and I read a few other blogs on a regular basis. Just for giggles I contemplated how long it would take me to read just one days worth of posts on “WordPress” and realized this lifetime would not be enough.If I think on this too long it really becomes overwhelming that so many people with so many stories and I really would like to read many of them, but alas it is unrealistic… I need to stick to my one small story.
Like so much else in this life balance in the digital realm is just as important I guess. But maybe it’s better this way, after all how many really important, close, personal relationships can one truly develop. Having a few meaningful contacts really can add so much to our daily lives, but as an aspiring writer I of course would love to be read by millions, sometimes when I realize how small I am in this big world it makes me wonder if perhaps that isn’t really a possibility, in fact, I even wonder if I ever wrote something that many would want to read, how might that change my life and in so changing my life would I in fact end up worse off than when I started?
I recently read one young woman’s blog where her story made me think carefully about how to respond. It made me realize, our stories in many ways become interconnected. As we read others stories and comment on them in many small and seemingly insignificant ways we are depositing in others lives for good or for ill. There is a burden there to be sure that what I say builds up and doesn’t tear down, to think that my small story may in some ways bring a positive change in someone else’ s story I have decided is more than enough of a reason to keep sharing my own.