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Make a Difference in the Writing Community


Author Tricia Drammeh is an inspiration in the writing community and this blog post is a prime example of why that is the case. I particularly like when she writes in this post about making real connections online that will have a positive impact on your life and on the lives of others. Reblog!



  1. Maria F. January 24, 2015

    I think this was helpful, when she speaks about “quantity”. I’m no longer concerned about the quantity of “Likes”, or “fitting in” in any particular discipline at all, as people eventually do whatever THEY like, not coming back again for “Likes”, or simply fading away, now this is precisely “The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution: Freedom of Speech”, the one I spoke to you about the other day, on the internet. Everyone’s going to eventually end up doing and being the way they want to be. I think it’s very sound advice, especially about the quantity, and thanks for re-blogging this.

    1. Maria F. January 24, 2015

      As to the “friendship” part, I also thought it was very good. “Too much giving” is definitely not a good sign, as it’s not being recognized or it’s being misinterpreted, so the “friendship” part has to do with people who reciprocate equally, (which of course doesn’t happen for human reasons), appreciate or respect you; the “friendship part” having to do more with people who do have interests in common with you and are mature enough to disagree, but still continue the relationship. This is the tricky part. Communication and generation gaps will always be there, but finding that “common interest”, regardless of age or experience, among others, is usually what seems to breaks the barrier.

    2. Christy Birmingham January 25, 2015

      Respect is certainly the base for a quality friendship. I have found that I over time I have fewer friends but more quality relationships; it’s interesting how our priorities change and what we seek out in people as friends. I suppose that is because we are always growing. Wishing you a nice Sunday, Maria!

    3. Maria F. January 25, 2015

      Respect also in the “letting go” part. When respect is not reciprocated; calm down, and take a walk, and let go, but learning to accept it.

    4. Christy Birmingham January 25, 2015

      Well yes absolutely as respect is something everyone is entitled to receive, even if you are not friends

  2. Tricia Drammeh January 24, 2015

    Thank you so much for sharing my post, Christy. It’s a huge honor to be featured on this blog. You’re one of the people I thought about when I wrote the post. Your support and friendship have meant the world to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    1. Christy Birmingham January 25, 2015

      Tricia, it is my pleasure to share your post here as it is full of great advice and written by a certain woman I think is divine! That is so nice that you thought of me as one of the bloggers who inspired the post – that is so kind! Hugs

  3. Clanmother January 24, 2015

    Excellent post! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Christy Birmingham January 25, 2015

      Glad you found it helpful too, Rebecca!

  4. Aquileana January 24, 2015

    Great post! ★ :star: :star: ★ :star:

    I found it accurate and professional…

    I particularly would like to highlight the points regarding Being Careful! … So true, Respect is the main point I guess … And probably it might define what a good blogger is …

    As to being a friend, I can provide evidence of this…And I treasure our magical and deep friendship dear Chris….

    Sending you hugs for your saturday BGP…. Aquileana :D

    1. Christy Birmingham January 25, 2015

      I treasure our friendship too, Aquileana. It is wonderful to know you, as a fellow blogger, yes, but also as my true friend with whom I have such a special connection! Happy Sunday! :)

  5. Carol Balawyder January 24, 2015

    This is a fantastic post. I wrote on her site that it should be a bloggers’ manifesto! :)

    1. Christy Birmingham January 25, 2015

      Yes, it’s like a rulebook that new bloggers can use :)

  6. D.G.Kaye January 25, 2015

    Those are the golden and fruitful rules. I’m glad I already took that approach. Nice share for those who aren’t aware and merely focusing on the numbers. :)

  7. lscotthoughts January 25, 2015

    I read her post through Michelle’s blog, Book Chat, and what an excellent post of advice, Christy! Thanks for sharing, too! Hope you’ve had a good weekend and wishing you a great week ahead! Hugs!

  8. Brenda Davis Harsham January 26, 2015

    Good food for thought. I have both 100 followers who comment and a thousand who I never hear from again, not to brag, but having so many does make it hard to keep all the connections alive. Some people feel neglected, and I hate that I am responsible for that! But life is life, it’s busier and busier. And frankly, those thousand I never hear from again, I love you, too! I don’t have time to comment on every blog. But I try… LOL I think I must be a maniac, but I really like it. :-)

    1. Christy Birmingham January 27, 2015

      Hehe I totally get what you mean! It would take all day to keep up with all connections so we just have to do our best. I’ll be round to your blog today :D Thanks for taking time here!

    2. Brenda Davis Harsham January 28, 2015

      My pleasure. I wish I had more time, but that’s one thing hard work won’t get me. :-)

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