IWSG! Ninja Master Groupie
Long ago, in a galaxy pretty much right here on earth...I was a baby blogger.
No! Not the kind who blogs about diaper changes and breast milk, but the kind who has fifteen* followers...all of them family members with twisted arms.
But anyhow, this newbie blogger would travel the web like a vagrant with an envious eye perusing all the sites that were better than mine.
It wasn't long before I bumped into Alex J. Cavanaugh and his 1,000,000* followers and ninja recruits. I read his posts for months before I deigned to comment...I assumed he wouldn't notice if I added my thoughts to the fifty he gets per hour.
But I'm not one to ever shut up and I often have to, nay NEED to toss my two cents into every conversation. (My brain could very well explode!) So, I finally commented. Maybe he'd never notice. I didn't care. I'm a perfect judge of character and I knew Mr. Alex J. (for Joyous, maybe?) Cavanaugh was good people and I support good people whether they like me or not.
Then one day, a comment appeared on my blog. The ninja master visited little old me! I was ecstatic. I bragged to my family...who were honestly unimpressed.
But I was impressed. It mattered to me. I was no longer just a lonely little blogger wandering the net wishing someone would yell, "Norm!" when I walked into Sam's...oops, I mean "Elizabeth!" when I inked up the comment box.
And today? I'm not just follower number 1,826*. I'm a ninja minion, ready to don slimming black whenever called upon and TRY to live up to the ninja master's example. From him, we learn; we grow; and we become stronger. Like an army ready to take over the literary world!
Happy Anniversary to the Insecure Writer's Support Group! And a HUGE thanks to Alex for pulling together the hodge podge group of confidence challenged word spinners. He's showing us all how hard work, dedication, and loyalty to friends can lead us all to the best seller list...like him.
And thanks to the co-hosts!
Chemist Ken http://hogwartssabbatical.blogspot.com/
SL Hennessey http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/
Michelle Wallace http://www.writer-in-transit.co.za/
Joylene Nowell Butler http://cluculzwriter.blogspot.com/
Want to be a Ninja Groupie? Join the IWSG crew?
*All numbers are of my own delusion. I am responsible with my words, not my math. Sue me.
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