At the end of the long day I decided that I wasn't really planning on blogging, but I just couldn't stay away from checking stats in blog-land. Imagine my delight to realize that membership in Followersville has increased! I'm now up to four public followers, which to me sounds incredible considering I started with zero on the first day of this year. Yay for new people! And welcome, new people!
In honor of the increased followership, I thought about looking for quotes that were appropriate. That was more easy thought than done. I did find this quote by Dwight D. Eisenhawer that was interesting:
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
Then I decided that talking about blood and sacrifice was probably not the tone that I wanted to set for this post. I kept looking. And in that search I found one quote that I liked. It is, perhaps, the only time I will ever quote Ralph Nader, so maybe I should circle this date on my calendar.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
It is a sentiment that has been stated by more than just one person, so perhaps I will leave it. All I know is that I have enjoyed my journey through a creative recovery (in process though it may be) so much and I love all the fun projects that are inspired by my fellow writers in BlogsLand that if I can share this experience and get someone else to join in the fun my time will be well-spent. And even if I can't, it's still a learning experience for me.
Thank you, Followers and Readers. You brighten my day.