One of the things I love most about running this blog is the responses I get from readers in comments, surveys, or even interactions via social media. It thrills me other entrepreneurs are geeking out and getting paid for it.
But sometimes, these responses break my heart.
It’s not because they’re trolling or rude, or even hateful. It’s because they’re saddening, like a “I want to hug you so badly right now” kind of saddening.
I got one such disheartening response to a survey I sent out last year. After deciding I wanted to include more reader questions on this blog in case others felt like they were stuck in the same situations, I contacted the author of the response asking for her permission to publish it. Fortunately, she jumped at the chance (or maybe she didn’t — I couldn’t see her physical reaction).