Tonight, I am taking time to say thank you. If you're reading this, then you are a member of my audience, and I appreciate you for that. A writer without an audience is lacking greatly.
Well, that's not entirely true. Plenty of people write for themselves. They write to think and understand and clear their heads and organize their thoughts. That kind of writing has no need to be shared. But for people that are writing for the sake of others, an audience adds a great deal of validity and worth.
Cheff Salad is somewhere in between. I post this publicly, but for a long time, I felt that I was preaching to the angels (a classy way of saying that I was talking and nobody was listening). Over time, though, I have found a group of readers, some friends, some total strangers. Some are followers, and some have not followed, but still keep coming back.
I write these posts partly for myself, but also for those who may come across it or hear of it and learn from or be inspired by my words. If what I have to say affects you in a positive way, then I thank you and personally welcome you to come back as often as you like.
Today is no milestone in length of time or number of posts, but I don't need a reason to say thank you. The fact that I am appreciative of you is all the reason I need.