Merry Thursday. Posting will recommence on the 11th of January. Which is also the date this letter will disappear from the front page of www.pleasefindthis.blogspot.com
There’s something incredibly familiar and comforting about seeing words appearing one after the other on my screen after so long.
First, here are some gifts.
Leah threw this together, which you can use as a banner on the side of your page (just copy and paste the code). And, of course, if you use it and send me your blog address either here or on twitter @pleasefindthis, I’ll link to you from the news website for I Wrote This For You, astrangelinkonthesideofthepage.blogspot.com in the Friends Of pleasefindthis section.
I decide to do this now in January because there are already enough presents in December.
Which is also the month that the winner of the Open Web Awards was announced.
It wasn’t me.
I know I bugged the hell out of you to vote for me and I got really hung up on how important it all was which lead to what I can now only describe as a rush of blood to the head and my previous two long winded letters to you.
That’s the problem with making something important. You stop having fun with it. You stop enjoying it.
And yet, today, now, in this moment, I am happy.
I’m happy because I got something so much more than an award. You honestly wouldn’t believe how many heart warming messages I received from people all over the world, about how I’d touched their lives or stories about a particular entry or simply reassuring me that what I did, mattered.
It was this amazing awakening for me. I’d started taking I Wrote This For You very seriously and in essence, started to treat it like work.
That’s not to say that it shouldn’t be taken seriously as a project, quite obviously many people, including myself, do.
But it should be love, not work, that drives it.
Hopefully 2010 will be a return to that principle. I know for a fact that it'll be a year filled with exciting things. I don't think of it as another chance. Because every moment is another chance.
See you on the 11th,
PS. I missed you <3>