Dear Mr Charisma,
On Monday whilst perusing my reader I came across your prompt for that day. It was entitled ‘Imagine‘. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a prompt that inspired me, but strangely yours did. For the first time in a long time I didn’t worry or plan what I was going to write, I just sat down and wrote. It was a short little piece that came straight from the heart and said everything that I needed it to say. I posted it, pinged back to your site, went to bed and thought no more of it for a day or so.
On Thursday morning when I awoke and checked my phone, it said I had 50 e-mails. I wasn’t that concerned as my mobile likes to play tricks on me sometimes, pretending I am more popular than I actually am by doubling and sometimes tripling up on e-mails as they come in.
I’m still at that stage in blogging where I like to see if anyone has liked what I have written, I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t care, but I’m easily pleased, I am as happy with one as I am ten. I think to date my record for likes on a single post was around 20 ish for something I have written, so I thought with the doubled up e-mails I perhaps had 25 and I was more than happy with that.
I had to go to work so I didn’t pay too much attention. I’m not much of a morning person, I need to get up and get out as quickly as possibly, because usually everything is left till the last minute.
I remember the time almost exactly, it was 8.20 am on the morning of the 17th April, whilst sitting on a train bound for Belfast that I discovered that each of the 50 e-mails I had received were genuine. I can only describe the look on my face as that of a fish as I looked around for the hidden cameras with my mouth opening and closing pretty much like…well..a fish!
I smiled and then I smiled some more. 50 people liked a post I had written. That’s pretty huge in my little word.
Throughout the day I got more e-mails, notifying me of more likes and new followers. In the middle was one saying that you, Don Charisma had reblogged my post and everything fell into place.
I guess you are wondering why I am writing this post, well you see it still has to do with the theme of your prompt.
When I first started blogging just over a year ago now and before I had met some of the awesome people that I have, I used to imagine what it would be like to be ‘Freshly Pressed’. I used to look at blogs that had over 300 followers and be in complete awe.
As time wore one I realised that none of that was important to me, I was perfectly happy to be just me, I considered myself extremely lucky to have met the people I did, and after seeing some of the other blogs out there I realised I was never going to win any awards for my writing, and I was ok with that too.
I smiled all day on April the 17th 2014, because of you. You took the time to reblog my little post, sharing it with your extended family, who then took the time to stop by and tell me they liked it. Some of them have even decided to hang around and they are more than welcome.
I received 117 likes on a simple little post. To some, who perhaps get this number day and daily that would seem normal, to me, well I still can’t quite believe it and I am truly humbled.
I don’t need to imagine anymore, because you Mr Charisma, have made me feel like I have been freshly pressed and to you and your followers, I am very grateful.
The Indecisive Eejit :)
NB – I had to do a little edit because I got my dates mixed up! Yes I am an eejit :)
20 thoughts on “Much more than I imagined!”
Reblogged this on Don Charisma and commented:
I like a “trier” someone who’ll give it a go, try something new, and this lady did and succeeded :) … I did say in the prompt “anything’s possible with imagination”, and you proved me right hun … very happy for you, and very happy with your lovely posts, gratitude is always lovely to receive, and saying “well done” is is always lovely to say :)
Thank you hun, that’s very lovely, and I’m really pleased you rose to the challenge and succeeded … well done :) warm regards Don Charisma
No, seriously, thank you :) It was all about the re blog!
LOL, at least you’re honest ! … was a pleasure to reblog, anyway :)
Well done, Eejit! FP is both random and arbitrary, and hardly a judge of good writing.
I thoroughly enjoy coming by and reading your posts.
And I am very glad you stop by!! You’ll be able to drive past on your motorcycle now, let’s hope it’s not GTA stylee lol
I think it is wonderful that you thanked your muse! Congratulations on your Imagine post. I enjoyed it too, and I am now happy to have found your site.
Thank you so much, your kind words are much appreciated :)
Yippee! Congratulations on more than 100 likes! :3 Glad to be one of them.
This reminds me of something that recently happened on Youtube. Someone made a video about being excited about his first like, and because he was so genuine, people took notice and the video got thousands of likes after it was shared on social media! Coincidence? I think not! ;)
It was a little like Christmas for me, and no doubt it will be another year, if ever, before it happens again, but hey I have no complaints, it is something I thought I would never experience lol
Woah! That’s great :D. I haven’t read it yet because I’ve been abroad for the week, but I’ll read it asap – curious what you have written! Congrats on the many, many likes!
You’ve been abroad!! Lucky you, did you go anywhere nice little miss jetset?
Oh yes! I’ve been to Poland and we had such a great time :D. Now off to read your popular post!
Can I ask… What is an Eejit? :)
If you were to look it up in slang dictionaries it would most likely say ‘Idiot’. Here though it’s a more affectionate term, kind of hard to describe, like calling yourself an idiot in a nice way, or telling someone they are a good laugh. As in say one of your friends is keeping you all entertained, we’d laugh and say you’re an eejit! Coming from my mouth, it it always a term of affection, as in meant in a nice way! :)
I get it :D
Thank you for finding the time to explain. :)
Now I have a new word to call (torture) my loved-ones ;)
LOL Let me know their reaction :)
Hehehehe, will do :D
Congratulations, Jules — I’m happy when I break ten likes on a single post, so to me 117 is staggeringly brilliant; though I’ve always known you have it in you. Keep up the good work. :)
You know I would love to say it was all about my writing, but in all honesty I think it was more about the reblog, but thank you :)