Finding our inspiration in a recent webcomic, let’s consider the connections — big and small — we’ve made through our blogs.
In comic #70, she describes how she draws portraits of people and then reaches out on Twitter to share her work with them — and how incredible it feels when they respond.
It means they know I exist and together we’ve made a new human connection.
I appreciate the simplicity and positivity in this comic, and how, in my experience, it encapsulates the best of blogging. One of my favorite things about being part of the WordPress.com community is receiving a comment from someone on the other side of the world who identifies with what I’ve written. Or coming upon a piece of writing or photograph or work of art — like Helen’s comic — that resonates so much that it inspires me to think and to react . . . and to produce this challenge!
For more inspiration:
- What makes a connection feel “human” online?
- Tell us about a post that changed your life.
- Have you published a post that led to a friendship or new opportunity?
- Which of your posts have made you feel more connected to your readers?
For this Discover challenge, think about the ways you’ve connected — big or small — to others through blogging (or any online community or outlet). Was it an unexpected thoughtful comment from a reader in a different country? A series of tweets with a celebrity or person you admire? An online exchange that led you to meet someone in real life — and become dear friends? Tell us that story, or show us what that connection looks or feels like, in any format you prefer.