Wednesday, July 7, 2010
All The Reasons Why...
So, as you know, I had to go back to work today.
Truthfully, it wasn't bad...the days zoom by for me and it was nice to see my managers and sales associates again.
They had a successful week in my absence, and as a wise man once told me, "The true sign of how good a manager you are is how good your team does when you're away."
Well, if that old adage stands true, then my team made me look like a rock star whilst I lay on the beach and beside various people's pools all week.
As you all also know, we are still experiencing a mighty heat wave here in NJ, as are so many others around the nation.
Today I wore a lightweight, silk military inspired button up (love me some military!) (I bought before this whole no-shopping thing began) with my trusty old pleat front, pegged trousers.
Although I sprung out of bed at 5am every morning last week, today it wasn't as easy for some reason, thus another lazy bun.
This afternoon I was running the sales floor from 2-4 when I was approached by a customer who asked if I was Eleanor.
I confirmed it right away, although a part of my brain quickly thought "Uh-oh,I hope this wasn't a disgruntled customer who was waiting for me to get back from vacation to complain to!"
Yes, I thought all of that in less than 15 seconds too! I'm a quick thinker!
As it would turn out, she wanted to tell me that she loves this blog, reads it all the time, and had figured out which mall here in NJ I work at.
Don't worry, she works there too, she wasn't like, hunting me down or anything!
It is the strangest, yet fuzzy feeling to have someone recognize me and actually share how they enjoy reading what I write!
I have to be truthful, there are times I watch the "followers" count on other people's blogs skyrocket in the 1000's.
I read blogs that average over 100 comments a post.
I sometimes wonder what is so enthralling about someone who wears a flower printed vintage dress in almost every single post they create.
I see people wearing merchandise they get for free just to post about it.
And even though none of those are reasons I started writing this blog, I sometimes wonder why it is that some blogs that I think are fantastic have only 20 some odd followers, while ones that are so typical have bazillions.
Today I was reminded of why I do this...
Because those 1 or 2 comments I get mean the world to me.
Because my 62 followers and all you lurkers (I've already met two of you!)are the bestest in the world!
Because of my blog I made a friend in Wisconsin, a friend in Boston and so many others I can banter back and forth with.
Because I love standing on the side of my house taking pictures of myself while the neighbors wonder "What is wrong with that woman?"
Because blogging is really a lot of fun.
And because someone told me today that they enjoy reading what I write.
And I enjoy writing.
So thank you Randy, for introducing yourself and making my day.
And for reminding me for all the reasons why I do this.
military shirt: express
pants and belt: ny&co
shoes: michael kors