Well, I wasn’t really a huge writer until I got into the XMFC fandom, and I saw all of these amazing fanfic authors and I wanted to write like them. I write a lot, but I never dedicated myself to a fandom until I came to tumblr. My number of followers skyrocketed in the past year and I have met so many amazing people who have helped me improve my writing, as well as helped me cope with moving from Florida to Indiana on my own, and dealing with depression and other serious issues in my life. Tumblr’s XMFC fandom is what really made me think that my writing was worth something, and its helped kick me in the pants to get more and more done and I’m grateful for every single one of my followers for helping me through every difficult time.
I’ve even had a few who sent me grocery store giftcards or care packages and stuff like that on the weeks that we could barely make rent and had no food in our home.