This Is Why It’s All Worth It

by Josh Hanagarne on February 11, 2010

I was about to fall asleep when I remembered something that happened today at the library. I was at work when a man and his son approached the desk.  I was on my big high chair, perched like a gargoyle.

“Can I help you guys?” I said.

“It’s him, dad!” said the boy.

“He wanted to meet the World’s Strongest Librarian,” said the dad. “We read your book review of Where The Wild Things Are.”

I don’t think I’m going to stop smiling for a year. There are more important things than a blog, but if I hadn’t started the blog, I wouldn’t have met that little guy.

Or you, possibly.

And that’s what’s up.

Josh

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Kristofor Lawson February 11, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Josh. This is such a cool story. Blogs are certainly a great way to get your message out to the world and it’s great to have people know about you because of the help you have given them online. I hope to one day meet people whom wanted to meet me because of my writing, I think that would be the ultimate feel-good moment.

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Casey February 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

Cute as a bucket full of puppies.

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ami February 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

Oh wow. This story perfectly captures the best part about blogging – the connection. thanks.

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Ayelet February 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

That’s so sweet!

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Niel February 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm

“What’s up” indeed sir.

It would have been cool for you to sign a phone book for him and then tear it up.

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Heather February 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Great story! :)

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Jeffrey Tang February 12, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Crazy how connected the world is now, yeah? It’s amazing when people find you offline because of something (hopefully good) you did online.

I’m happy for you!

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Greg February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm

The world has gotten much smaller, hasn’t it? Very cool

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Josh Hanagarne February 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Yep.

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