Thankful Thursdays is back and it’s all thanks to you!
I’m thankful to you, the one reading this very post.
I often think about you.
I wonder where you are reading this. I wonder if you are still in your pyjamas reading this before you start your day, with a cup of steaming coffee, or are you a tea drinker, like me? Are you reading it on your phone or on your computer/laptop? I wonder if you read this when you arrive at the office, or do you read on your lunch break? Is it a part of your daily routine, or do you binge read blogs on the weekend, like you do a TV series?
I wonder where in the world you are? London? America? Europe? Australia? I wonder which part of South Africa you’re from and if your internet connection opens my sometimes-photo-heavy posts quickly enough.
I wonder if you’re a mom, a dad, if you’re a teenager in high school, perhaps a university student and I wonder what you’re studying and what you’re hoping to achieve. I wonder if you’re in the working world and if you’re enjoying doing what you’re doing?
I wonder if you’re single, in a relationship, if you’ve just fallen in love, out of love – are you happy?
I share so much of my life with you and that’s why I wonder who you are, reading Vanilla Blonde – my personal journal. I love that I get to choose what to share and have given you the tiny little keys to my diary. I also love taking trips down memory lane and being reminded of things I’ve done or how far I’ve come, by going back into VB’s Archives.
I wonder how many of you have been reading since the very beginning, how many of you have gone through my different relationships, gone through my career building, read my highs and my lows. I wonder how many of you sporadically read, dipping in and dipping out.
Yes, I have Google Analytics and I can see most of this, but I don’t see you as a stat, a number… it’s so much more than that. I might wonder about who you are, what your hobbies are and what makes you tick, because I see you as a friend. I hope that’s how it comes across when I share a new recipe, or a beauty find, fashion find, or share an experience.
I’m so thankful for the comments you leave me. They make me feel like this isn’t a one-sided letter and I hope you know that I don’t see the comments as validation for a post, like some blogs have become. For me, it’s the friendship, the community and that’s what I’m very thankful for.