A while ago when I was a baby blogger without many follows, scrabbling around for subjects to write about I had an epiphany, ok then maybe it was just a good idea. I had spent a lot of time reading other blogs. Some of the most interesting and though provoking ones were when the writer bared their soul. Up until this point I had mainly written about my book.
I don’t generally have much of a soul to bear but one of the subjects that makes me uncomfortable talking about is being dyslexic. As I writing exercise I had a go at putting what being dyslexic’s means to me. While writing the article I decided it was going to be just for me I wasn’t going to post it. Once it was finished I was pleased with the result and left it for a week. I went back and edited it. I often leave a good gap between writing and editing. On my first edit I did realised it wasn’t half bad, probably one of the best things I had written up to that point. To be fair there wasn’t a lot of completion. Still I wasn’t going to post it.
I think I had left it another week by then I had run out of ideas for my blog so I went back to this article. After much dithering I thought I would risk it and post it. The response I got was amazing. It has had 263 views and 67 likes but the best bit was the comments. I had more comments I think on this post then any since. Apart from the supportive comments, which is also welcome I got a top tip from Erick which fixed my were/where problem. The post also brought me 5 re-blogs and a lot of new followers.