Lux Thinking Aloud

Dear Faithful Blog Followers

10:39 AM

Dear Faithful Blog Followers,


You don't know how thankful I am that you let me into your everyday (or so) schedules.

For the times you drop by and waste a minute or two to check my posts from trivial to deep, personal ones.

For every kind and sweet comments you leave (even those who only leave copy pasted comments or a generic "Great post", "Thanks for sharing", "This is nice" no matter what the topic is.)

For the concerned ones who would send me an email or DM to let me know they couldn't leave a comment because of some error or that something's wrong with my page. Or letting me know how much they appreciate what they read or that I can count on them to support me.

For the interactive ones who answers my calls to action.

Especially to those who have been faithful blog followers since I started.

Thank you.

We were strangers, I became your fan, and now considers you as friends. I feel like I know you through your blogs and through the comments you leave here. I feel like I have friends and families around the globe and I told myself that if I ever get the chance to visit your countries, I hope to catch up with you over coffee (or tea).

Forgive me

My dear ones, I apologize for the times you come here and expect a good, uplifting post from me and find sponsored posts instead. I try to still incorporate the usual "personal" touch in each.

Please understand that this girl here is a freelancer and that this is one of the ways to earn a living. This girl's gotta earn some dough, right? Gotta turn that passion into profit, and hopefully never lose the purpose along the way.

Business bloggers advice to stick to a genre because a confused visitor will automatically leave and not come back. So, I thank you for not getting tired of checking on me even when you can't predict what's waiting for you in my little space.

Thank you that whether I write something personal---my heartaches and travels---general, or feature a product or service, or introduce you to a friend, you still choose to stick around.

I'm just a girl who finds writing therapeutic since time immemorial, but you affirmed to me that this is my life purpose, and now you're helping me earn a little profit through your visits.

I know Thanksgiving is still a few weeks from now, but I want to express what this grateful heart contains.

Come, journey with me...

I don't know where my blogging would take me in the coming years. I didn't really start this with business goals in mind. This only served as my venue for venting out immature feelings and simple opinions. But, here I am now.

Sure I haven't posted a viral article but it's enough to know that somehow, I touched people's lives in the littlest way I do.

I hope that in the coming years, as I continue to pursue this "penniless" passion (so others say), you'd still be there for me. As I will always be here to make sure I serve my purpose: to make you feel less alone.

Dearest faithful blog followers friends, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.


In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair
Will You Still Care?
Will You Be There?
In My Trials
And My Tribulations
Through Our Doubts
And Frustrations
In My Violence
In My Turbulence
Through My Fear
And My Confessions
In My Anguish And My Pain
Through My Joy And My Sorrow
In The Promise Of Another Tomorrow
I'll Never Let You Part
For You're Always In My Heart.

-Will You Be There / Michael Jackson

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  1. We are right next to each other at Inspire me Monday at Create with Joy, so I stopped by to say hello and to say to have a wonderful weekend

  2. i think it' admirable and beautiful how you follow your passions in your writing, and that genuineness and authenticity are what move your readers :)

  3. Love your blog Lux!! Thank you for being a blog friend.
    PS are we following each other on instagram yet?? My handle is the same as my blog name...

  4. What a lovely post, blogging really has such an amazing community!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  5. Hey Lux, you scared me! I had to race to the end of the post😂😁 to make sure you are fine and you will keep blogging. Phew Thank God you're well.
    Blessings to you dearest friend and sister. Thank you for all the grace you have poured out here.

  6. It's always a pleasure to read your posts, Lux and I like the way that you include a personal element in each one - have a great day!

  7. I saw a link to this post at A Proverbs 31 Wife Link party. I relate to this, as my blog is a little bit of this and that and not just one topic. I am sure I have confused some readers, but then there are the ones that stick with me. Hope you have a wonderful week! - Rebekah

  8. Bloggers really bring support and happiness to each other oftentimes even though we don't know each other

  9. Thank YOU! I know I don't comment much, but I love when I see one of your posts appear on my screen. I enjoy every post, no matter what the content. The reason? Because your beautiful heart shines through in every piece. Thank you too for all the lovely comments you leave over at mine. You truly make me smile each time.
    Have a wonderful day, Lux.

  10. Everyone has a different blogging style and purpose :-) I think it's great you put a personal touch for each post.

  11. One thing I cherish most being a blogger - the friends I've made, near and far away...and getting to meet them in person is an added bonus.

  12. Lovely post dear!Have a great week! xx

  13. Always love dropping in to see what's happening for you, friend. You enlarge my world and I am grateful ...

    A sweet note today, indeed.

  14. It's always a pleasure to read your blog Lux!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  15. Hi, Lux!

    This is an excellent post because it is an honest one and it invites your readers to express themselves honestly. While it is true that I am turned off by sponsored posts and usually skip over them w/o commenting, especially when the topic is products and services for women, I completely understand when young bloggers use them as a source of income.

    Posts that are of greatest interest to me are the ones that come straight from your mind, heart and fingertips - posts that reveal who and what you are, show us what your life is like there on the other side of the world and take us along on your travels.

    I am very grateful that you support my blog, SDMM, and I encourage you to take a little more time to address the topic, listen to the music (at least a few seconds per song) and express more when you comment. As you know, I don't leave Twitter tweet comments on your posts and I most respect bloggers who take the time to write high quality comments that contribute new information to the discussion.

    Blogging is one of the joys and miracles of our modern times. It is an opportunity, a chance for us to expand our horizons. It brings together people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world. I would like nothing more than to have you as a close, genuine friend in the coming years. It takes commitment. I am committed if you are.

    Thank you, dear friend Lux, and enjoy the rest of your week!

  16. A great post indeed. The blogland is a wonderful place, many nice people around. Even if it is penniless.

  17. As a friend and fellow blogger- I SO understand and relate to this post! We form deep connections, don't we?

    Blogging for me....well, it's not about the money b/c I don't even know how to advertise, and even when bloggers do, I don't imagine it's a whopping huge amount of money. :)

    Nope. It's the heart connections.

    And I'm so blessed to have connected with you, Lux. Thank you for doing what you do.

    One more little thing--when I first started blogging (a little over 5 years ago) fear gripped me. How in the world would I come up with stuff to write about? But it comes almost like manna from heaven, doesn't it?

    So gratefully,


  18. Lovely thoughtful post, nice words from Michael Jackson too!

  19. Thank you for being you!! Always a treat to stop by.

  20. Thanks Lux for your uplifting and creative posts! Also thanks for leaving me sweet and engaging comments on my blog!

  21. Lux, You have been such a faithful commenter on my blog I can't believe this is the first time I am visiting yours!!

    Oh what a sweet heart you have as has always been evident in your comments to me, but to see your letter to your readers here, just confirmed that even more.

    You are such a blessing, and I am so thankful to have found you and your blog. :-)

  22. You're welcome. I enjoy your posts. As for the sponsored posts. Some I'll comment on and some I just pass on altogether. If you need to do sponsored posts then you should.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ☺

  23. Very touchy Lux. Thanks for thanking us all. I say thank you for writing an awesome blog. I love reading. Penniless passion though, hahaha. Happy Monday darling.

  24. I really love reading your posts. You deserve more than you think, your heart is big and you always find the best words to describe things. Thank you for your time, thank you for being you, thank you for being nice! Liuba x

  25. I always enjoy stopping by your blog. What a lovely post today. I am thankful for you too. :) Blogging allows us to meet amazing people from all over the world. Love it! Have a happy week!

  26. Keep writing!

  27. Such beautiful words - yours and Michael Jackson's.
    We all understand the need to make some money, Lux. Your posts are always heartfelt regardless.
    Blessings and virtual hugs.

  28. Your writings are so full of heart. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  29. What a sweet post right from the bottom of your heart! I am thankful too for all the blogger friends who have become friends indeed!

  30. I love this post! The best part about blogging is the people we meet. This is my first time visiting your blog, but definitely won't be the last!

  31. Thank you, I do find your post uplifting and helpful, especially during those down time, thank you!

  32. Every blogger put a lot of effort on their posts, the least that people can do is to take the time to read it, specially if it takes less than 5 minutes.
    This is the first time I read your blog, but I will be back for more for sure.
    Have a wonderful day doll,
    ❤ Johanna.

  33. Lux, your words inspire me and others too. I am not offended by ads, or reviews of product, and I am glad you are blogging. Keep heart and looking to Jesus as He is the one who will supply your needs. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

  34. I love this! I feel the exact same way when I am able to write about anything and everything I love!

  35. I really love your Blog <3

    lovely greetings

  36. You always inspire me Lux...writing from the inside out...the things that matter. Have an amazing rest of the week.

  37. We all do sponsored posts, Lux - we need to keep our blogs going - so I think it's perfectly alright to have some every now and then.

  38. Hahaha!! Penniless passion? I am there with you. That said, its a joy and pleasure to come over and read what you share. Thanks in return for doing the same. Hail to our virtual friendship.

  39. Enjoy your writeups and hope you will add some advert like Google Adsense to make things more interesting.

  40. Oh Lux, you are so adorable person. Beautiful words and thank for your amazing blog
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

  41. I'm glad to have found a blog friend like you, Lux. Always sticking with and around you- doesn't matter what the post is...I always feel inspired at this destination. So never leaving you any day:)

    I somehow can relate to myself when you mentioned about "penniless passion." But I'm not stopping blogging/writing any given day until I achieve my dream of becoming an author:)...I wish you all the very best in your writing journey too, Dear:)

    New Post On The Blog!

  42. Hi Lux, I have not visited your blog lately but I am so glad I read your this post. You are so sweet to write your blog followers such a thoughtful and nice post. Will keep on reading your posts for inspiration. Keep up posting good posts! All the best to you! :D

  43. Such a thoughtful post, Thank you for inspiring us.

  44. Isn't it crazy the way a blog (and the readers that find their way to it) carve out a little niche in your life? It still surprises me when I think about the scope of it! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  45. Lux,
    No need for an apology. Your posts are a bright and sensitive space. Your honesty and sincerity are what we appreciate. We are happy to follow your journey.

  46. You don't need to feel apologetic about it. This is your space. This is so thoughtful of you to thank you're fellow bloggers/friends.

    I am wishing you good luck on your blogging journey.


  47. Haha "great post" "nice" :P I'll agree, I do that too.. When I don't have time. But some of the blogs/posts do catch my attention then I stop and read. A lot also depends upon the arrangement of pictures, font type & size, colors etc. So I find your blog very clean and well oriented. That's the reason I read most of posts :)
    Happy Blogging!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my earlier post :D

    Maybe you have time see my new post Pants on Fire Love these!

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  48. What a sweet post! It's been lovely reading your blog and all the positivity that comes with it. Speaking of which, don't apologise for the content you choose to post (sponsored or not), because it's YOUR space! :) Hope you're having a lovely week...

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  49. interesting post

  50. And thank you Lux! From a fellow blogger, I don't know you personally but so many times you have taken time out of your day to visit and comment on my humble blog. Your corner of the internet is always inspiring to visit too :)

  51. I love reading your thoughtful posts. Your appreciation of even the short generic comments is sweet. You've no need to be forgiven, after all, not everyone blogs solely for their own enjoyment / expression for free. Whilst I personally do not mix money and blogging I am totally understanding of those who do - love your blog and love the poem by Michael Jackson you included at the end of this post.

  52. Hello Lux, I'm one of those who are so proud to be reading and following your blog. What you're sharing here gives an affirmation that it is possible to go through life's challenges and difficulties, and still emerge to be a better person. There wasn't any moment that I don't get enlightened after visiting your blog.

    It is inspiring to know that your simple way of venting your emotions and thoughts has turned into a passion and calling that bless others. One of your posts that stuck with me is "3 Major Lessons to Bring In the New Year," that I read in 2014 when I first discovered your blog.

    Thanks also for reading my blog and for always taking the time to encourage with your kind comments!

  53. I don't blame you for accepting sponsored posts hun, as you said, you have to earn a living somehow :)

    Rachel xx

  54. Though I may not be a regular visitor, I love to read your post. I like your style of writing. Thank you too for being my blogger friend. No problem with sponsored posts because I do them too once in a while! Take care and may you continue to bless us with good posts.

  55. This is such a sweet post and a great way to thank your loyal followers. :)

  56. ;D

    Eu gosto dos seus posts (ou pelo menos tudo aquilo que eu entendo - meu inglês é péssimo).

    Ótima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

  57. I'm your neighbor at Live Free Thursdays and I totally agree - my readers are my friends. Have a blessed day

  58. Thanks for all you do to inspire and motivate! I love your heart for others!


  59. Well this is just precious Lux! I LOVE how you are so personal and I SO get what you are trying to do with something you love! This letter was such a beautiful sharing of your heart and your hopes... I'm blessed to walk alongside you in this World Wide Web, my FRIEND.

    Keep on dreaming, writing, and shining.

  60. Lux, you have touched my heart many times. I wish you success! I truly hope you can make some money doing something you love.

  61. I always love reading your posts, Lux, no matter what they are about! I do see that personal touch in your sponsored ones, and it's perfectly fine because we do understand! You gotta make it by somehow, right? <3

  62. Love your blog and love you, Lux! Your authentic you-ness is what makes this such a great place to come back to every time! Even when you are making some muhlah, I'm convinced it will always have a touch of Lux ♥
    Blessings and smiles,

  63. I'm always happy to visit this wonderful blog space of yours Lux, and appreciate the kind comments you are always so gracious to leave on my blog as well. The community of blogging is what makes it so special, that friendship with people who you may or may not ever meet, but yet you have a special bond with them. Continue to write my friend, and may the Lord bless all you do :)