When was the last time you had a moment that made you want to do a happy dance? Mine was earlier this week. My cell phone dinged and I looked over to see a twitter notification that my favorite designer/ tastemaker, Kelly Wearstler, had retweeted my tweet which included a post about her design style here. I opened my phone to see this:
@kellywearstler You made my day!! xx— Heather Lindstrom (@stylemindchic) March 18, 2014
I had to read it three times to realize that Kelly Wearstler had also replied to me in person!
I wanted to hoot and holler....do a happy dance....unfortunately I was in my office at school so I had to keep a lid on it. I quickly emailed a group of blog friends because I knew they would understand how good that moment felt. My lifestyle blog post had been noticed by someone I have admired for a long while. For Kelly Wearstler to take the time to thank me for the 'love' was great validation and I respect her even more for making the effort.
This is also a reminder that a genuine thank you can have a true impact on someone else. I'll never forget a genuine 'thank you' I received from my staff following a particularly grueling meeting I chaired last fall. It ended on a positive note, with good resolution, and not only did they give me thanks, they said I deserved a 'group hug', and they gave me one. That memory still makes me smile. There is power in a genuine thank you and it reminds me to be generous with my thanks to others.
My well worn copy of Kelly Wearstler's 'Modern Glamour' in my office
For those of us in the blogging community we know that sometimes it can be a lonely process. Have you ever wondered if anyone is out there reading? Does any of this make a difference for all the effort you put in? Are these just 'imaginary' friends? I certainly have had those thoughts. Thankfully my genuine, caring and supportive blog friends have talked me in off that ledge. Have you ever felt that way?
On another note, if you are a blogger and you want to reach out to brands, causes or celebrities it never hurts to tweet your post and add, just as an example, a #george clooney or an @georgeclooney to your tweet (and no he doesn't have twitter...if he did I might be in trouble with all posting about him #just jokes). You just never know who may be reading your work in the twitter world.
Update: I have not made my official blog move just yet since all the work is happening behind the scenes. I can hardly wait to get into my new digs, get settled and show you around. You can find Stylemindchic on Bloglovin, FB or Twitter so we don't lose touch. I will also post my new address on this site. Thanks for following along.
Happy Friday and, finally, happy spring!!