Though I am almost at 400 followers (which by the way, a giveaway will ensue when I do!), I do not think I fully realize who actually reads my blog on a consistent basis. I have thought about going private several times, but what's the fun in that? I am not trying to hide anything and I enjoy writing. I have been blogging since August 2008 and it's been a wild ride ever since. So, if people find that they like to read about my life, then have at it!
However, being public does mean that I cannot always share what I want to share or give news until it is final. Sometimes I want to shout things from the rooftops, but I know that if certain people read it, it may not be a good thing. I know that word spreads like wildfire, so sometimes I do keep my thoughts contained until the right time, or sometimes I just don't share them at all. So, I do keep it moderated to an extent.
Being public also means that I have mystery readers -- you know what I am talking about...the ones that don't follow and the ones that don't comment but they read it like it's their edition of US Weekly for the week. It's flattering, honestly, that someone would care so much about what I am doing or how I am feeling to care to read my thoughts of the day or events in my life.
I love getting emails or Facebook messages from people I have known forever who read my blog. I think its so sweet and encouraging that they would be interested in what I am doing. It also surprises me because, a.) I wonder how they found it! and b.) I didn't know they cared to read it! But I guess that comes with the territory of having a blog.
So, I wanted to say hello today to my mystery readers. I have a good idea who some of you are....or at least I think I do. I know there are many that I don't know.... but there are many I do know.
All my life I have been under a microscope. Being the granddaughter of a pastor of one of the largest churches in America had its pros and cons. Pro - that I can handle being critiqued. Con -that I never know who may be watching. That carries over into my blog here because I know many are watching and reading that I have no clue are doing it. It only fuels my inner hope that I will be a witness for the Lord in what I do, what I say, what I am, and how I handle situations.
My grandfather, "Poppy", as I call him tweeted last weekend..."My granddaughter, Brittney....she's going places." I smiled when I read it. Not only because I think he is the coolest person ever, but because what he says is true. He believes in me, so why shouldn't I believe in myself? I am going places. The things I have been able to accomplish in my young twenties are things that not many people will have the opportunity to do. I have been blessed with great career opportunities -- though, a lot of pressure, it is definitely nothing I cannot handle. I am excited to write my book. Will people read it? I don't know...I hope so. I hope God can use what I write to make an impact. I hope it takes me places I never knew I would be going.
I'm going places....and followers that I know and mystery readers who I don't know... thanks for following my journey.