Do you ever wonder why you’re blogging (or any other form of public sharing)? Are your words or images truly reaching others? Are they making a difference?
Yesterday, I received the following email from a man named Jerry.
Greetings:If at all possible, I would like to be in contact with the author of the postings cataloging her long-distance pilgrimage along with her husband from Lucca to Rome.I believe her name is Donna Connolly.My wife and I plan to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this coming September by walking the route she so skillfully documented.For our own use, I made up a document of their 24-day stroll as we plan to try to duplicate their adventure, including making advance reservations.As veterans of both the Camino de Santiago route Camino Frances and the Caminho Portuguese, along with several other long-distance walks, we appreciate her insights and the valuable information contained in her daily postings.Please send our appreciation to Ms. Connolly for her dedication to sharing this experience.Warm regards.Jerry and Salie
I was deeply touched. So often we have no idea how our words can affect others…or who they reach.
This was an excellent reminder for me to fill my words with purpose and kindness. And to keep on blogging.
Thank you, Jerry and Salie.
When were you reminded of the impact of your own words?
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