Blogging can be a lonely job. Sometimes I feel my words blowing through cyberspace like little pixellated tumbleweeds. Or I’ll be tweeting away, thinking “Why am I writing this stuff? No one cares!”
But sometimes I hear from people. Sometimes I actually get fan art! Recently I was tweeting about the Guitar Mass and realized I was the only person on earth doing such a thing and how that was kind of special in and of itself, but also a little sad. I began to question my Twitter use and think “Maybe I’m looking for love in all the wrong places and should be, like, scrubbing the bathroom floor and/or giving my husband a BJ in his sleep—you know, things that make other people happy.” But his morning I got this in my emails!
With this caption: “Love flipboard for this…look how wonderful your side bar is! I never use my iPad in portrait mode (it’s even better in landscape) however I wanted to show you your stream. WONDERFUL!”
I am not alone! Thank you, Scott from San Francisco!
Then, regarding a piece I wrote a while back, “Jesus in Space,” this recently arrived:
OK, so someone took time out of his busy schedule to craft some digital art based on my writing? Totally touched. But it gets better. A top Los Angeles litigator, who used to be a top heavy metal guy, who is the legendary older brother of one of my nearest and dearest friends made this. Wow. Thanks, “Ricky Rockets.” I am beyond touched. I would also like to add that I think the Osmonds are cuter and more talented than the Biebs but Donny and the Biebs are almost shockingly similar.
I feel so filled with the love of the people. Thanks, fans.
Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.