If We Were Having Coffee // Welcome New Followers!

Hello friend! Thank you for meeting me today, I have been anxiously awaiting our visit. I apologize for it being so late but I had so much to do. Family whom I have not seen for what has felt like a long while came over to visit and of course that meant a whole day of cleaning and a bit of shopping too. I swear I didn’t forget you though.

If we were having coffee I would ask you if you remembered the bit of good news I decided not to share last week? Well, the good news was I finally got featured on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed! I had started to think it was never going to happen. I didn’t really think I would write anything that would either be good enough, or be the type of things WordPress would want to feature. But it happened and I am now an official member of the FP club.

The post that got chosen was a vignette I wrote on how it felt to grow up and slowly realize I was gay. It’s titled, Growing Up and Kissing Girls. It was an emotional post to write and I took my time to think it through and edit it but I still feel a bit like a fraud since it was written only as a response to a Blogging U. prompt. I am glad that it has gotten such a great response but beyond giving me a temporary boost in traffic and a few more followers to interact with, not much is going to change around here

If we were having coffee I would tell you that one thing I was happy about was that I was able to make it to my goal of 500 followers before getting Freshly Pressed. My girlfriend thought it was silly but I felt like any likes, comments, or follows I got after Freshly Pressed wouldn’t feel genuine. I wanted to make it to my goal without any help. I wanted to feel like I really earned it. I made it there and some and I am really proud of myself. I am also proud that so many of you read my post and thought me good worth a follow too.

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I plan to write a post about the whole experience but on thing I was surprised by was the immediate thought that I would have to become a better writer now. I know a week before that I was going to be Freshly Pressed and for a week all I could think about was all these new people were going to be lurking around and reading my old crappy posts. I am feeling very inadequate now :/

If we were having coffee I would welcome all you new readers to my humble corner of the internet and quickly apologize for the state of things. I am still learning about what kind of writer/blogger I want to be, and I barely have a handle of the mechanics of it all. I would love to hear from you all. I am not always good at replying to comments right away but I promise that I read, and appreciate, every single one. I can come off a bit shy at first but I like the feedback and I like to spark conversation. I welcome your thoughts.

If we were having coffee I would say that as much as I had wanted to meet with you I had better cut our visit a little short. It is already so late here and I have work tomorrow. Bleck! I hope you had a good week, update me in the comments please. I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

10 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee // Welcome New Followers!”

  1. I am impressed by how strong you are. You do not need to be shy and you are obviously not as shy as you think you are. If we were having coffe i will have made an applepie to show you how proud I am of you. You make the people who read your posts stronger and I will read whatever you will write and my opinion won’t be locked away from you. Wish you a nice week

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    1. MMMMmmmm apple pie!

      You are right, I don’t think I’m as shy as I am in my own head. I am just nervous that what I have to say is either stupid or pointless. I really am working on it though! Comments like this help :)

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  2. Hey! I share the same sentiments! I’m a newbie here and find your post interesting and personal. If we were having coffee I will share my personal experience too. Like you I have a hard time going out back haha! 😊

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  3. Hey, I’m one of your new followers! Don’t discount yourself by thinking new followers now aren’t truly earned. You got the attention because you’re a great writer, and you shouldn’t be shy about your blog at all! It’s honest and it’s you :) congratulations!

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    1. That’s what my girlfriend said too lol

      I know you are right but it’s hard not feeling like things have been made easy for me for awhile. I’ll try to remember that I earned the Freshly Pressed posting in the first place and therefore, have earned whatever comes after. Thanks for the encouragement :)

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