Thursday, August 14, 2008

Staying Away is not an Option Right Now

I read a comment that my best friend, Miko, left here on my blog. She basically stated that she hoped that my break from my blog would not be too long, being that my voice needs to be heard. She encouraged me to start writing again, sooner rather than later.

To be quite honest, one of the reasons why I was thinking about not writing on this blog anymore was because I wasn't sure if anyone was hearing my voice anymore. I don't keep track of my stats, and I don't get as many comments as I used to. So basically, I am not really sure if my voice is like that tree that fell in the forest, but had no one to hear it.

Nope, I don't wish to be a major blogger like some of the bloggers that I know and love so well. But it does make me feel good to know if I'm truly helping someone, and truly having an impact on a person's growth and development into the person that they were designed to be. Plus, I'm not a person that writes for fun. I write for a purpose. So, if I "feel" that I am not achieving that purpose, I will become discouraged. (That's the truth.)

Tonight, I was reminded that I need to keep writing, even if I don't "feel' like it. I was reminded that there may be one person that can be helped by the content on this blog. I realized that there may be one person that can develop a different view of people with disabilities, just because they have read through the entries on Nuvision.

So, I have made a decision that I will write for that one person. And until the one God that I serve guides me to stop writing, I will continue to post here on my one blog.

To that one person that finds something here to encourage you, to bless you, to enlighten you, to empower you: I dedicate this blog to you. You are my inspiration!

**Thanks to my fellow blogger, Pastor Heber Brown, my best friend, Miko, my baby sister, Kim, and my wonderful students for helping me realize that Nuvision for a Nuday is a necessary and unique voice that cannot be silenced just yet.

I would also like to thank Tanae, Ensayn, Lovebabz, and Miko for consistently leaving comments here at Nuvision. And a big thanks goes to all of my students who left such beautiful comments on a few of the posts.**

Encouraged and determined to keep going,

Angie Braden

4 comments:

stranger/danger said...

Please don't go. I'll miss you!!!! Well i can always hear what you have to say at home. Thanks for the shout-out and thanks for everything else. Love ya!!!!

Heber Brown, III said...

Yes!! I was counting on this! I look forward to reading more about the fascinating life of Angie and I can assure you that your audience is much larger than "1".

Also, have you thought about implementing stats on your site. I find it so interesting to see where folks are coming from to get to my blog. People visit your blog from all over the world and even if they don't leave a comment, just the fact that they took a few seconds to read something you wrote can provide great inspiration. It will also give you some insight about what attracts people to your site.

Check out www.statcounter.com and/or http://feedjit.com/

They are both free and easy to use.

Angie-Nuvision said...

StrangerDanger, you're no stranger to me. **smile** Love you too. And yes, I'll be sticking around for a while.

Heb, my friend: Thanks for everything. I'll check out those links. I saw those on your site, and I decided then that I needed to add them to mine. So, that's what I'll do later today. Again, thanks!

A

MackDiva said...

Wow! Who knew I had that kind of influence? LOL Seriously, I'm glad you reconsidered. I look forward to your insights.