It was my birthday last week and I just wanted to share with you how I experienced it compared to the year before.
Yes, I was already active online this time last year but not nearly to the same extent. Over the past few months I have made so many lovely connections through my activities in social media. I spent a long time carefully piecing everything together, building a solid foundation for my online presence and worked at it continuously (SNCC with Ann Evanston).
It’s so true what they say. Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s a labour of love, adding to your Facebook pages on a daily basis, updating your status, tweeting out to your followers and engaging, writing blog posts and making videos. I must admit that I really love doing this.
And the thing about it all is that you never really know how far your reach goes, how many people you actually touch and influence. Only a small percentage of followers leave messages and communicate in any way. The vast majority receive in silence, enjoying and appreciating your work without you knowing. But they are there loyally following you.
However, to return to what I was saying about my birthday…I switched on my computer in the morning and had a look at my Facebook profile and was quite breathtaken. There were so many birthday wishes from friends all over the globe. So touching.
It was really beautiful to connect with people I hadn’t heard from in a while. I felt seen and loved. And it put a big smile on my face and a bounce in my step.
These online birthday wishes were so potent. I received 5 physical cards on my special day from family members and online more than 20 times that number. Times are changing and I love to completely go with the flow with it all.
My heart was touched and I so appreciate all these messages. Thank you.
p.s. Big thanks to the wonderful baker, my husband. 🙂 x