Look After My Heart

Blog Introspection Challenge

5.) Which post got the most views?

When it comes to blog stats, I prefer to read between the lines a bit. Some posts get a lot of views because other people were kind enough to link or reblog them, thus bringing in a lot of new readers. 

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other times, things that are said in the comment section (drama) bring people in apart from the post itself. 

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I’m choosing to interpret this question as the post that received the most views in one day. so in that regard, it would be “Release”, with 696 views. In this post I was celebrating my first year of blogging by sharing a poem I wrote about Richard for the occasion. It was a little bit personal and a whole lot scary to share that poem. not only because it was in poetry form, which was a detour from my regular joking manner, but also because I was admitting personal feelings about Richard. 

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I had shared personal feelings before but this time was a little different. I used to write poetry a lot during my teenage years and into my early 20’s. I saw it as a fun challenge to find the words I wanted to use, making them rhyme while still conveying the meaning I was looking for, and keeping true to the tone I had set. 

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what word rhymes with “fine”? ugh. it’s just not coming to me…

it was a helpful way to work through thoughts and feelings that I felt were either too trite to admit to or too difficult to make coherent. I still enjoy playing with words but I don’t write them down in poetry form as much anymore. so doing so this time, made me feel very vulnerable. 

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The response I received was overwhelming, in a very gratifying way, and so now the poem has become doubly special to me. 

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The symphonies he frees in me

will always find a dance 

❤ ❤ ❤

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8 thoughts on “Look After My Heart

    1. I’ve been meaning to share more of my poetry on my non-RA blog but it’s scarier for me than just talking, for some reason. I need to do it though, I suspect it will be freeing.

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  1. I must have missed this poem… it looks like it was written when I was just starting to lurk the RA blog scene. LOVE the poem! So glad for this blog introspection challenge, drawing my attention to all kinds of great stuff I missed. =)

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    1. yeah, I’m not the greatest at promoting myself. as I prepare to “look back” in my regular posts, I need to remember to link more of the older material 🙂

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