Somehow, this card from someecards, http://www.someecards.com/, says it best:
I know y’all pro’bly forgot to send me flowers, or a card, but a reader comment at this post, even via Anonymous, just to let me know you’re out there, would be sweet. Really sweet.
Because I do have dark days, mostly when I’m tired, extra-stressed, and/or under the weather, when I think about giving up Practical Paralegalism. Two of my favorite bloggers have recently taken hiatuses, and I totally get why. It requires dedication and consistency to keep a blog going by yourself. Most of you know I work full-time and have a family, including a child with a chronic illness. I don’t get paid for blogging, and I won’t even generate a pittance by turning on those annoying banner ads for online paralegal programs I don’t know anything about, and can’t endorse.
So why do I do it? I love maintaining a place in the blawgosphere for legal staffer news and items of interest. I’ve enjoyed getting to know many of my readers, virtually and in person (except for the psycho, slanderous ones, of course). Plus, I like standing on my soapbox, reminding legal professionals everywhere that paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and legal staffers by any other name, are all essential to the practice of law.
You all rock, and thank you so much for reading and supporting Practical Paralegalism for the last three years.