To My Followers


I have been doing a lot of soul-searching as of late and I am contemplating walking away from writing, I have been battling with this thought of calling it quits. When I do, I feel immediate sadness, but at the same time relief, so many emotions bouncing around my heart and soul. Writing for me has had peaks and valleys, it seems that I have so many readers that enjoy what I write, but at the same time I feel empty and unsatisfied. I truly can’t explain it, so my plea to you my readers is this.

Do you enjoy my blog? Does it make you come back for more? If so, what is it that you like, can I evolve? Maybe it’s not broken? I have found myself at a crossroads and now I am faced with a decision of what path I should take. I’m sure, most of you have gathered that I like to overthink everything in my life, it’s probably a fault. I just sometimes need reassurance that my goals are being met and in the virtual world, it’s hard to get a straight answer.

I wrote a response to my readers some time ago, thanking each and every one of you for supporting me up to this point but again, this was a message in a bottle statement. We live in a world where we look for instant approval, some kind of return, some indication that there are those out there that are listening. Maybe there are some of you that absorb what I write and use it in some sort of way that to hear, would be incredibly humbling. Maybe what I write are just words on a screen that are swiped away without a second thought, oh woe is me.

So, I leave you to ponder, as I do with this journey of my own, much like life, we roll with the punches and hope it all works out in the end. I don’t know how each and every one of you feel about some random guy, bleeding his thoughts through a series of keystrokes, but what I do know is that I am forever grateful that you have given me a chance.

Thanks my friends, until…

23 thoughts on “To My Followers

  1. I very much enjoyed several essays you wrote about bike trips. The photos as well as the descriptions. Your prose is so much better than your poetry, Ash. Your poems emote, but (unless I missed it) they don’t tell me what your feelings are in response to. I’d like to read a poem that uses the plain, simple language of your prose coupled with the honest emotions you already display. Don’t give up.

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    1. Thanks Brian, I appreciate your critique, it makes me a better writer. My poems most times are just emotional reactions and it’s hard to give up there true meaning. I’m glad you dropped by, and I’m staying the course, just a little clouded.


  2. Hello Ash. I must admit myself guilty of not being able to leave comments on your posts but nevertheless I do appreciate your work here. The decision is always yours and whenever I am at a similar crossroad like yours, I take a break and return better. Writing is my solace. If its yours, you will come back eventually! 🙂

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  3. Welcome to the club. There are days when I’m ready to throw in the towel and stop creating/writing, but I always have a change of heart. I’ve thought of making videos to share my thought and will eventually do that. That might be where you’re headed. You can share your thoughts while bike riding through your beautiful country. 🙂

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  4. Ash…I definitely love what you do. It’s so authentic. Please don’t go. May I suggest you set yourself a clock. Say, 6 months. If then you still feel unfulfilled, and are sure you can fill the soon to be empty space with something you are more passionate about than blogging, go with God, and I suspect the blessings of your following.

    One request though, write a post about your destination, which will inspire us until we see you cultivating your talents elsewhere [hopefully online] again!

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    1. Thanks so much for this, you’re one of my beloved followers and frequent commentors. I always enjoy your input, yeah I guess I was having a day…not going anywhere yet thanks to loyal readers like you. By the way, I actually like the “destination” idea… thanks again 😀

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  5. Hey Ashley, I found your little space in the community pool, so glad I did!! amazing write up!!!keep writing and inspire us…. surely will be waiting for more!!
    Please do visit my blog when time permits, thanks in advance and see you there!
    Much Love, Lana 🙂

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