It is hard to believe another March has arrived, and it is time for another Slice of Life Challenge. This is my third year of participating. Thank you Two Writing Teachers for creating this space for me to share my corner of the world.
Throughout my writing journey, I have often wondered why certain posts resonate with readers.
For the most part, I write for me ~ to capture a day in my life as a teacher, a reader, and a writer. I started out writing slices for this community. Eventually I became more confidant and brave and my writing territories expanded. But there are still times when I wonder why someone would read my writing.
I am just a simple teacher with only eight years of teaching experience who lives in a small town surrounded by cornfields in the southern part of Indiana and who thinks she really has nothing important to say.
This past week I wrote a blog post and within a couple of days, I had over 200 views. Why would someone read my post about finding research in my own classroom?
For some reason, this post resonated with readers.
Last August on the night before school started, I wrote a letter to my daughter and other first year teachers. That post is my most popular post with almost 600 page views. Why would someone read that?
I ask myself that question all...the...time. Why?
I do not have an answer. As writers...
We never know who will read our words.
We never know how our words will touch someone.
We never know why our writing resonates.
But this I do know...
We must write.