Pop Quiz: What is the thing that motivates me the MOST to keep this blog chugging down the railway?
I’ll give you a hint: it’s not money. It’s not fame. It’s not a personal sense of accomplishment. Can you guess what it is?
It’s you. Yes, you, dear reader.
You see, I’ve grown quite attached to you all. Let’s be real, you’re more than virtual friends to me at this point. Because to me, virtual friends vanish when you click your laptop closed. But you all don’t. You’re so often in the forefront of my mind. I think about you when I create; I wonder, “Will my dear reader be inspired by this creation?” I think about you when I write; I wonder, “Will my dear reader be bored by this paragraph or mildly entertained?” I think about you when I watch a video that makes my eyes well up with emotion; I decide, “I must share this with my dear reader in this week’s newsletter.”
And before I bust out into some creepy Sting lyrics, let me bring the message home.
In an effort to make the virtual space between us feel less vast and to push myself toward one of my goals for the year, I’m going to work on a special video project devoted to answering your questions! And because I love a good challenge, I’m going to attempt to answer 31 of your questions in 3 minutes and 10 seconds. And oh, why not go a step further and have this video air on my 31st birthday on March 19th? (I love a good themed party.)
And I’m rolling my eyes at myself right now because who knows if this is even possible. I did the math, and it breaks down to a little over 6 seconds per question. So, basically I’m going to give myself a heart attack making this video, but I will master the art of conciseness if it’s the last thing I do! And hopefully, I’ll give you a smile, too.
So, dear reader, what would you like to know? What’s that burning question you’ve been wondering that I just never seem to answer? Now’s the time to ask it!
Share your questions for me in the comments below or via email! Whether it’s one question or 10. Whether it’s “What is the most challenging thing about blogging?” or “What’s your favorite 80s movie?” And I’ll pull out 31 questions from the mix to take a stab at in video form 12 days from now. (Wow, that’s soon!)
And it will bond us all the more! Of that I am certain.
Here are some bloggers I heart who have inspired me by connecting with their readers through video Q & As:
- John & Sherry from Young House Love
- Kelly & Andy from View Along the Way
- Melyssa from The Nectar Collective
I hope to do the same for you.
Now, in the words of Pat Benetar, hit me with your best shot. Fire away!