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Today's post is a regular one that you see the first Wednesday of each month. It's part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group founded by Alex Cavanaugh. If you'd like to find out more about joining, click HERE to visit Alex's blog. He's the author of Cassa Star and Cassa Fire as well as being a super-nice blogger.
Fear of Blog Rejection
Someone unsubscribed from my blog the other day. It's not the first "unsubscribe" notification and certainly won't be the last. As bloggers, we write in anticipation of being read by the masses. We want to know that our words are meaningful or entertaining in the very least. We love comments that validate engagement with the content.
When someone unsubscribes, it's like a tiny spear of an email that pierces my delicate writer's heart. I try to tell myself that I know my blog isn't for everyone. Or maybe the unsubscriber needed to thin the email inbox because he is overwhelmed with the barrage of messages. When I really try to cheer myself up, I pretend that Mr./Ms. Unsubscriber preferred to read it in the RSS reader instead of by email. I might even have a cookie at that point. After finishing that peanut butter cookie with a chaser of milk, I ultimately concede that the reader probably didn't like my blog.
I don't care for the works of every singer, artist, baker, cake decorator, or hip hop dancer out there. And not everyone is going to like me as a writer/blogger. I get that. I'm over you Mr./Ms. Unsubscriber.