Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We all dream. It may be about money and the things we would buy. It may be relationships because we haven't had a great one. It may be about the fantastic such as space travel or a Washington DC that we view as trustworthy. Whatever the dream, most of us probably don't give much thought to the reality of the dream coming true. As great as that sounds, it dawned on me that, if that happened today to ME, I'm not sure how I'd act...
Let me explain.
I joined twitter a couple months ago. No, that's not the dream or nightmare. It was a conscious effort to bring more attention to this site. I've tried a few things to bring new readers in but with a mixed result. As I approach 20,000 views, I can honestly say that number is way beyond where I THOUGHT I would be. I had no intention of tracking these things so closely, but as I saw a little positive feedback, it made me more inspired to grow beyond friends and family.
So here we are.
My biggest months have been when I got twitter and google+ involved. I've also had many good exchanges with strangers but they are like most things today.... quick and gone. I made a late-month effort yesterday and sent many tweets and then it dawned on me – what if someone with influence reads me and wants to promote my writing? What if a bunch of new readers come on board and want a regular posting to share?
While I realize the odds are astronomical, it did get me to thinking and I have no answers. All these last few years, I just figured I could be entertaining on a small scale and that would be OK. Do I want a fan club larger than the one person I had once upon a time? Of course. I think we all want to be accepted and applauded for something we like to do.
What now? Do I keep trying to go to levels of success that I have no idea of what it would be like? Do I strive for recognition in a world that seems to notice for a moment at a time? Do I want to do all the work needed to get there?
I'll keep trying.
If I happen to find success, it will be a nice surprise AND a good topic to write about....
What would YOU do if your most personal dream became your newest reality?