I had a comment on one of my older posts (Girl, Afraid) earlier:
I’ve been reading some of your posts. Thank you for writing about your experiences. They are my words that I haven’t been able to write as my struggle with depression and mental illness continues. I’m glad you found me. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
It’s feedback like this which convinces me that I’m doing the right thing. Over the past year or so, I’ve received so many positive, supportive comments – more than I ever hoped for or even expected – and it really makes a difference to my life. Writing has always been just a hobby of mine, and I don’t try to write to impress people or show off. I think I’m distinctly average; as most people do, probably. I’ve never been great at accepting compliments.
So… thank you. Thank you to everyone who’s read this blog, and continues to do so. Thank you to those who pop in occasionally. Thank you to those I now consider friends. You’re wonderful people, and there’s no way I can delete my blog when there is such support out there.
You’ve all made such a difference. More than you could ever know.