Fame came too quickly. I had only been semi-seriously blogging for two months when I got the email:
Dust off the welcome mat and get ready to welcome some new readers — we’ve picked your post ( https://runninginmyhead.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/16-life-lessons-from-monty-python-and-the-holy-grail/ ) to feature on Freshly Pressed on WordPress.com!
We found your post very funny – it had a nice, well paced buildup of detail which can be appreciated by Monty Python fans and non-fans alike. We thought it was a great read and think the rest of the community will agree — we’re really looking forward to the discussion that comes out of it, and are glad we can give it (and you) some more exposure.
– Ben Huberman
Indeed, I received a lot of exposure, but I didn’t know what to do with it. I had followers and readers, even a few I actually connected with, but I had nothing to say. My featured post was a listicle like those found on Cracked or Buzzfeed (two of my guilty pleasures), but it wasn’t really me.
You see, I hadn’t found my voice. In fact, I’m still finding it. Looking back, my post might be funny, but it’s not mine. Not really. It’s time that changed.
So I edited and included more pictures. I used my voice. I claimed it as my own.
Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
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