Like Harvesting

We check back to see if anybody “Liked” our words and/or pictures – we peek at the sales figures – seeking signs of validation and approval, some little marker that we made a connection.

That’s OK. That’s one reason to write – to reach minds, sometimes to change other minds, and sometimes to say things minds may not like, or Like.

Harvest the Likes and enjoy the attention, but don’t be afraid or discouraged when the Likers are silent. Maybe you struck a nerve or maybe, as the songwriter said, we just disagree.

It’s OK to be that different-drummer marcher when you need to be. In fact, your health insists that when you hear that beat, you march to it.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, a golden retriever named Dejah Thoris Princess of Mars, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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