As I mentioned in my last post, I went to the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism in Boston over the weekend.
It was a WriterMom’s dream — much-coveted alone time, excellent seminars by amazing and inspiring writers, catching up with fellow freelancers, a little wine, and re-discovering the passion (or as a friend might say, my mojo!) I have for writing and a variety of projects that have been lingering on my brain.
I also got to meet and network with a lot of people, including Dawn, an editor over at Literary Mama. I love that site, so when I read that on her name tag, I struck up a quick conversation and gave her my card. (Every now and then a little boldness happens!)
It wasn’t until I ran into her at another seminar the next day, that I realized she’s also a fellow blogger. But then came the best and most ego-boosting moment I’ve had in a long time. Her face lit up as I approached and she exclaimed, “You’re PunditMom!”
I know from the site meter and the posted comments I get every day (and thank you so much for them) that there are many of you out there reading what I have to say, pretty much every day, but my numbers are pretty modest compared to those who are blogging celebrities. But I would never have imagined that a chance meeting would produce such an incredible affirming feeling.
We both mused about whether things are cooling off in blog-land and whether blogs are on the downswing. I had been wondering the same thing recently, especially in connection with whether I should continue my PunditMom persona.
Dawn, even though you are wondering whether the end of blogs is near, your wonderful response to my blog has boosted my spirits and confidence, so I think I’ll keep at it for a while.