Last weekend was the first time in 2.5 months that I missed writing a gratitude post. I was feeling blah and less than thankful, which is so not the attitude I like.
Thankfully, this week has been different.
This has been a blogging week full of sunshine, rainbows and unicorns, and I’m grateful.
I had an awesome guest, one of my bloggy idols, Sandra for my Guest Star series. I wrote a guest post I was really proud of, I successfully baked for the first time this yummy coconut bread, and it was #BlogBoycottDay on Friday, which meant more time on Twitter!
However, there was a dark spot in the week, when I encountered a hurtful situation, my first one in blogging (at least the first one that truly bothered me). ‘Inspired’ (or incensed, depending on how you see it), I wrote this post.
Over 100 comments. 105 tweets. Countless retweets.
I’m not quoting statistics to brag. I’m telling you because I was completely blown away by the unexpected reaction to the post. Before I hit ‘publish’, I took a deep breath and crossed my fingers that I wouldn’t lose too many readers, face too much backlash. After all, I was writing about something that was sensitive in the blogging world. I was calling out the bloggers who do not blog by the Golden Rule.
I wrote the post in a fog of hurt, anger, indignation and sadness.
I published it in under a cloud of self-doubt.
I read the comments basking in the warm glow of kind words of support and understanding, from regular readers and complete strangers, all bloggers who understood where I was coming from and where I wanted to head with it.
From a dark place, the blogging world pulled me back out into the sunshine, and restored my faith.
And for that, I am grateful.
What are you grateful for this week?
Linking up with Leigh Ann of Genie in a Blog for Attitude of Gratitude.