Thanks to all who responded to my call here on 3/18/23. I want to respond to what prompted that post and how I feel now. I have been sensing for awhile that people are less present on WP. I have less posts in my reader and get less likes and comments than ever before. I think I actually got more responses as a newbie back in 2013. A couple years ago I suggested a blogging challenge and it did not get much traction so I let the idea go. This fall I wanted to consider trying again if inspiration struck. Once it struck, I waited for the right time to make an announcement.
From reading the comments on the 3/18/23 post and some messages I received off of WP, people are tired, uninspired, and perhaps very involved in day to day living. I was very moved by the messages I received. So clearly many people are listening. Whoa, what a relief!
I wonder if some may have missed my larger point though. I was writing about my overall feeling of disconnection and alienation. The blogging challenge topic is just one example of how I often feel invisible these past few months. Unfortunately this has not changed. I am working hard to heal myself, surrender ( but not give up) to whatever arises, and to ask for help when needed. I would imagine that I am not the only one feeling this way, given some of the responses I received.
Regarding the blog challenge, I do believe that my intention of discussing good works is very positive and worthy of consideration. If you want to learn more, please visit here. I am available to discuss it in more detail with anyone who is interested. My sense is that it will not be going forward, but we shall see. We are in a new season now and new energies need time to settle.
Just remember, my fondness for fellow WP folks is not conditional on meeting a set of personal expectations. You are all so dear to me .