A few weeks back I came across another Crosby fanfic blog, American Dream, after looking into some new HftL followers.
To my surprise, when I went to read it, the blogger posted that she was no longer going to continue writing the blog and felt that since she did not have any followers that somehow she couldn't compete with the other fanfic blogs. It made me a little bit sad to see someone give up on something they appear to enjoy so I decided to send Gill an e-mail trying to encourage her to think about taking a break, but not giving it up totally.
Since then I've come to know Gill a little bit (she's from Perth, Scotland-how cool is a Pens fan from the UK?!!) and she has acquired some new followers. She also continues to write her Crosby fanfic, American Dream, and just recently posted a generous "thank you" to me and a few others. It was very heartfelt and I was just so tickled that she would think to post something like that on her site since she could've easily sent me an e-mail just as simply!
I would also like to convey something to all of you that I have to Gill and a few other bloggers: I feel that it's important for us bloggers, especially female bloggers, to stick together and help each other out -- it makes our community stronger and allows everyone to find their niche and growth in it. I enjoy writing (and "researching") for my blogs and realize how important others' support has meant to me so I try to provide it to others. I try to "pay it forward" when I can (someone supports me, I support someone else, and so on --) and encourage all of you to do the same thing!!
So if you guys have a free minute, stop over to read American Dream (it's one of the better fanfics and I would group her in with the very talented Lauren's Heart and Soul when it comes to fanfics!)!! I enjoy it very much.
Thank YOU, Gill (keep up the good work)!!
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