Monday, June 7, 2010

A Spoonful of Sugar

"A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, in the most delightful way!" Mary Poppins.

I'd like to say thank you to each and everyone of my 51 followers.

You guys know I try not to put too much stock in the number of people that follow me. A blog's worth is not measured by the number of people who follow it. Just like a book's worth isn't measured by the number of people who buy it. Nor is a person's worth measured by the number of people in his or her crowd on Saturday nights.

These things are easier to say than to believe. To really believe.

You can know with all your heart that having 1 follower or having 100 doesn't change the quality of your blog. Still that doesn't stop you from drooling enviously when you see other blogs with 600 followers. For writers, we all aspire to be bestsellers- or at least most of us do. But I think I'd rather sell 500 books to people who absolutely love my book, and quote it every day, than be one of a million bestsellers.

Of course I say that now...

Why is it so much harder to take your own advice, swallow your own medicine, if you will?

What things do you say, that you have a hard time listening to?


ElbieNy25 said...

The top one I tell others, but don't follow myself "Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes."

I have beautiful friends both male and female who are on the larger side and I honestly think they look amazing. But I can't see that in myself for some odd reason even though people tell me I am beautiful.

Marsha Sigman said...

1) I can do anything, if I work hard and want it badly enough.
2) My butt is not too big.

That's pretty much what I tell myself every day.

Buffy Andrews said...

I say: Don't worry. But I can't stop myself from worrying about everything and anything.

Alleged Author said...

I tell people to relax but I never do! I swear I want to scream every time someone tells me to settle down because I don't want to do it.

Claire Dawn said...

Elz, you ARE beautiful. Inside AND out!
Marsha, you can do anything. Your blog was one of my early inspirations for blogging. Thank you!
Buffy, I have that problem too. If I'm worrying about something, I worry about it all day every day, with every breath I take.
Alleged,I'm a really all or nothing type. Either I'm totally relaxed or I'm freaking the heck out!