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Because not only do I receive amazing online support from people who share my passion for writing - most of whom I have never met - this blog has also served to deepen my experience with real-life friends and acquaintances. Like the mother of the piano student who gave me the amazing end-of-year gifts last week, others who have known me in only one capacity or another - as a fellow parent, a peer in high school, a colleague from my local music teacher's association - have gotten to know more about the many facets of my life through these pages. As a result, when I run into these people in the course of my real life, I find out about other things we have in common, whether it's an unfulfilled dream, a mutual love of knitting or beading, or the hope that we will find True Love.
As a matter of fact, sometimes it's easier for me to open up and be my authentic, complicated, messy self when I am writing. Since this is my "personal" blog, I am not obligated to maintain a "professional" persona. I try to keep things PG-13 rated - after all, a handful of my piano students, as well as my parents and occasionally my own children - read these posts. But even my fiction is PG-13 rated. That's just how I roll.
Based on Google statistics, I know that a lot of people visit my blog and never leave a comment. Some of you comment on Facebook instead, and that's okay, too. Regardless, I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of you. I feel your love and support reaching out to me across the miles, through the blogosphere, and it means the world to me. Knowing that I am accountable to you spurs me on to work on my novel when I would rather go outside and play and to blog about my progress when I would rather watch television. And after I am a published author, we're gonna have the biggest blog party that ever was. Who's in?