every now and then i get an email in my inbox from a name i don’t recognize. the emails are from people all over the map (mostly women) that somehow stumbled upon my blog. usually, it’s by way of seeing our wedding on etsy or green wedding shoes or ruffled, and occasionally someone is trying to figure out who else is behind-the-scenes of soulpancake, but either way, they get to this little patch of cyberspace and then decide to write to me, sometimes after many months of reading my blog.
the first part of the emails is always something along the lines of “i don’t want this to sound stalkerish, but i read your blog daily”. and the thing is, that’s not stalkerish in my book. stalkerish is if you creeped around outside our windows, or started sending me locks of your hair in the mail. or your fingernail clippings. ew. but taking the time to write me a sweet email is not part of the ‘stalker’ catergory at all.
and i don’t always have time to respond to every email and sometimes people ask for advice, and i feel fresh out of words of wisdom, but i wanted you to know that your emails are always read, and often shared with dev, and it really means so much to me that perfect strangers get some value from my sharing little glimpses of my life and the things that inspire me. so thank you for letting me know. and thank you for not being creepy and stalkerish.