Happy Valentine's Day!
Let's give a big Valentine to ourselves, shall we? Here's what I'd like to do:
Leave a comment that says 2 things:
1. Something you love about yourself.
2. Something you love about this blog community. (This can be directed at a particular person, such as, "I love the way Screamin' Meemee always uses humor in her critiques!", or at the community in general, such as, "I love the way everybody sends expensive chocolate to Authoress on Valentine's Day."
BUT AUTHORESS! WHY DO I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MYSELF?
It's simple, really. In order to love others, we have to first love ourselves. Not in an I'm-so-great-even-my-farts-don't-stink" sort of way, but in an "I love myself because I'm a valuable human being" sort of way.
I'm serious. Self-loathing, self-deprecation, and even self-apathy don't make us very good lovers. (Or good writers. Or good employees. Or...you get the idea.)
So. YES. Your first comment must be something you love about yourself.
I will leave the first comment, so all's fair.
Let's see if we can get 100 Valentine comments by the end of the day!
Oh, and let me sweeten the deal. Leave at least 100 comments, and tomorrow morning, I'll choose 1 commenter by random to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. Because I love you. (Only comments that follow the rules will be eligible to win.)
Sound good? Let's do it!