Last night, I was feeling somewhat remiss that I hadn’t yet said thank you to all of the 29 people who had taken the time to share my #istandquietly post on Facebook. Then I looked at my blog stats…
With little free time available, I was torn between saying thanks and trying to spread the story further… I opted for the latter as I’m hoping that the sharers know me well enough to know how grateful I am.
I thought I would look at how many people had visited my blog mostly out of paranoia that I hadn’t got the link right.
Hopping McShizzle. Over 2,000 unique visitors. Freak out now.
…and like that hadn’t got me welling up already: there were comments, lovely comments from real people.
If you have another minute (yes, I know I KEEP ASKING!), then have a read… over the weekend I am also going to share some of the lovely comments I have received on Facebook too.
Belief is an interesting thing. Once upon a time when I had a job, I liked to think I knew a little about social media and I definitely believe in its power for good and bad and a lot of meh in the middle. But I didn’t believe in myself or my words so strongly… and whilst I am definitely a cup-half-full gal, I was worried that I was going to shout into a very enormous vacuum.
Hurrah to all who have taken the time to read and share so far – I can’t quite believe it – you didn’t have to, so that’s dead cool of you.
Hurrah to the autism parents who’ve made contact: even though I am very lucky to have supportive friends and family around me, a quiet nod from another ‘practitioner in the field’ goes a long way to helping me believe I am doing the right thing and believing it will get better.
Lastly, I hit my target to raise £250 for the UK National Autistic Society too! So I am now being cocky and aiming for £1,000. She who dares!