Last week I wrote a post about plagiarism, something I hope none of you will ever have to encounter as writers. It was such a frustrating, hurtful and disappointing experience. Although I had closure and resolution on that situation (including an apology and explanation that it was done unintentionally), publishing that specific post made me think more about this blog. Moreover, it made me think more about this community.
The support I felt through your comments and tweets that day was overwhelming. Your words were precise, sincere and heartfelt. At the same time you were outraged. You shared your thoughts instantaneously and they continued to pour in. Many of you couldn’t leave my blog without letting me know exactly how you felt.
Because that post resonated with you. It was an experience that each of you imagined happening to yourself. You are bloggers. You get it. It hit close to home.
So all of this made me think more about what I want out of this blog…
This time of year we all make resolutions, many of which are blog related. Some of you are planning a redesign to WordPress (smartest move you’ll ever make) and for others a clean-up for your sidebar is in order, and others have expressed the need for commenting and visiting blogs more frequently.
What is it that I really want from this blog?
I want you to get excited when you see a new post at Theta Mom in your Dashboard, Reader, Blogroll or Inbox. I want you to come to Theta Mom eager to see what’s new…
I want you to come back again and again, and leave here wanting more…
I want you to become more active in this community. I want you to leave comments on posts that you relate to. I want my writing to inspire you. I want you to get excited about checking out a new product based on one of my reviews, or enter for the chance to win a fantastic giveaway.
How do you become more active in this community? Leave a comment and tell me you were here! And when you are here don’t just comment but also read through the comments. Find a new blogger from this community, go visit that blog and leave a comment there, sharing that you found that blogger through Theta Mom. There is an amazing group of women and mothers here, so go check one another out! I even have the Twitter plug-in, so use it! Add your Twitter url so we can follow you there as well. Get active, become involved, and put yourself out there.
That is what I really want… to generate an amazing blog and further establish this already fabulous community, not just of awesome bloggers but of Theta Moms as well.
Alright, now it’s your turn to show me that this is an amazing and supportive community of bloggers.
Leave me a comment and tell me anything bloggy, such as what you want from your own blog this year. Retweet this post and then find yourself another blogger to visit from the comments below and go spread some comment love! Get out there and make at least one new bloggy connection.
How far can this community go?