It’s always fun to hear about the ripple effect our writing has on others’ lives. Hubber VioletSun recently found that her poetry has touched someone’s life in a most unexpected way. She explains her pleasant surprise below:
When I published a poem [To My First Love] a year and a half ago with Cris A’s photoshop creations, a High School English teacher who is not a member of Hubpages, emailed me and asked for my permission to allow one of her students to use my poem for a class presentation. I was honored in thinking a young person found value in the poem, and it was going to be read out loud in class, so I said sure! How cool is that?
When you’re writing on HubPages, it’s easy enough to get feedback from fellow Hubbers and to see the general stats and traffic patterns on your Hubs, but it’s impossible to know what kind of effect your writing has on the vast majority of your anonymous readers. Nevertheless, the elusive ripple effect sometimes shines through, and VioletSun got a lovely peek. Not only did her poem inspire a high school student (who then shared VioletSun’s work with fellow calssmates), but she herself was inspired by fellow Hubber’s Photoshop images.
Next time you find yourself in a writing slump, consider the positive impact you may have on fellow Hubbers as well as strangers in the world at large. You can change others’ lives without even knowing it! If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is 🙂