Posting Streaks and Comments

Today will mean 182 days of straight posting on the Blog. It’s almost 2022 and people always talk about what they want to do for the new year. At the moment, I’m really happy with how well I’ve been able to dedicate myself to keeping up with the blog posts. I know that I don’t actually have a very sturdy theme built for my posts. But I’m attempting to keep with some consistency in the frequency of writing.

It took me a while to create the artwork that is displayed on the page. I’m really happy with how it’s all turned out. I’m not a professional writer. And I have not really done art outside of college and some small personal commissions for people. Web design has never been my forte. So this whole endeavor has been interesting.

WordPress has really made running the website and pre-planning my posts has been easier than expected. It took a bit of time for me to realize I’d need to approve comments. Not that many people do post those, but I look forward to the new times there are interactions. When I got back from the Christmas trip, I had to make a post for Monday due to the traveling stress. Then I started to do a small post about AirBnB, which should go up tomorrow. But there was a comment in the spam tab that caught my eye.

The website listed with this comment was from a spam site for buying proxies, but I just realized that this was such a cruel comment. I know that my writing isn’t thrilling like Neil Gaiman or Stephen King, but did someone really need to take the time out of their day to say something like this? In general, I’m a bit confused.

You cannot control the way people around you act.

You only have the power to change the way you react.

I could let this comment depress me. I could stop working on the blog. I could mope. I could get upset and throw a tantrum. But I’m not going to do that. I want to take this comment to heart and work more on the topics of my posts. I’ll be honest, I haven’t really cared entirely how people feel about my writing.

This is all just really a personal project for myself. I don’t usually keep up with journals and I’ll admit that even the Finch widget has not been very useful for reflecting each day. Keeping Atelier Whootique up each day and thinking about what to write about or take pictures of is one of my biggest motivators right now.

It makes me smile to see the “Likes” on my posts, but even the ones that don’t have “Likes” are good to me. I hope that eventually, my writing will improve so that more people will enjoy the work I produce. Even if it doesn’t grow, I’m okay with that. I don’t really consider this blog as attention-seeking. It’s more a personal reflection and an attempt to work on something I find worthwhile.

So, to everyone who read these little blog posts. Your presence is always appreciated. You bring a smile to my face and I look forward to checking the stats on the blog each day. Thank you.

Published by Erin Seto

Southern Peach ๐Ÿ‘, in her 30โ€™s - Artist ๐ŸŽจ + Bibliophile ๐Ÿ“š + Geek ๐ŸŽฎ + Nerd ๐Ÿ‘“ + Animal-Lover ๐Ÿพ + Bipolar Disorder ๐Ÿ’ข x Anxiety ๐Ÿ˜จ x PTSD ๐Ÿ’ฃรท DBT Therapy โœจ + Mental Health Matters ๐Ÿง  = ME ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ

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