I really like this passage from Earl’s latest post:
“My ego hopes that the subjects I think are important or interesting are relevant to at least a few other people on this planet. When someone leaves me a comment or links to me I feel I’ve accomplished that. It may be part of my own sense of mortality. When posting I’m not concerned about popular opinion. People can love to read you even if they’re certain you’re dead wrong and bound to self-destruct. With different viewpoints comes opportunity for growth. I welcome this.”
When people talk back, or comment, or link it is evidence that we’re all in this together- and by this I mean the universe as well as the blogosphere.
It’s not about money, or fame. It’s about belonging.
That’s why I write, that’s why I read and that’s why I link.