I finish typing and re read my post.
“Wow this one is, if I may say it, Good!”.
I press publish.
Dare I hope “freshly pressed material?”.
Its been ten minutes.
Oh dear God I forgot to check,
have I over tagged?
Am I not available on freshly pressed topics?
Oh no. Worse again. I have tagged correctly.
What is the problem?
What time is it?
Maybe everyone is busy.
What time is it in America?
“Feck”, they are not asleep.
Maybe it is a special holiday,
or the day after a holiday?
(Here in Ireland we understand,
what it is like to wake up the day after a holiday!)
Nope not a holiday.
Time is marching on.
No follower ( not even someone promoting their blog!)
Quickly re check stats.
People have read it.
No one “likes” it.
I close the laptop,
and try to carry on with normal life.
Thoughts such as walking away from blogging,
never writing again,
or quickly posting something better,
spring to mind.
I avoid my blog for another half hour.
Then, unable to resist,
I check in for a hypothetical two minutes.
I don’t even sit down,
in order to prove to myself, I am uninterested,
and not heartbroken by my followers lack of love.
Then I see it.
With a comment, “I liked your post etc”.
My heart lifts.
Somebody “likes” me.
I knew it was a good post all along.
I am a great writer.
I hum to myself,
and bask in the glory of my own genius.
…..My mum is still visiting but the urge to write has got to me.
Definitely not freshly pressed material,
but not a re post either!