Let’s face it, everyone wants to be the next big thing when it comes to blogging. You know, the blog that gets 10000 pageviews in one day. Or the one that gets featured on national tv.
The reality? Not going to happen. Some just manage to be found at the right time. I have figured out that I am not one of them.
But that doesn’t mean that I am going to curl up in the corner and give it. Nope. Not me. I am just going to do things on my terms. In my way. Even if it doesn’t work, at least I know that I am being true to myself. A while back I posted about being a cookie cutter blogger. I am finding out that I am falling back into that pattern.
So I am putting the brakes on that bad blogging practice, and getting back to being me. And who am I? Just me. I may not be the “it” blog, and I may not be breaking any pageview records. But I am still proud of what I have done.
I obviously did not make this cake, but it is symbolic: slaying my blogging demons.
So what am I proud of? Let me share that.
- My husband and family. They are so patient and (mostly)understanding about the time I spend blogging. If that isn’t something to be proud of, I don’t know what is.
- I paid for all my hosting, domain, and theme costs myself. I am obviously doing something right if I can do that.
- I am learning how much I love doing storytime at work. And I am doing things right if I have a strong regular following. And they brought me flowers when they went back to school.
- I like blogging. At least, when I am not stressing. #LearnToBlog hangouts has really helped me.
- When in doubt, step back. I have done that several times with my blogging and it really made a difference.
The point of this post is to remember to be #TrueBlogging. As in, don’t try to be like another blogger. Be you. The best you. But above all, be real. If things are meant to happen, they will. If they don’t, then they don’t. You will have nothing to be ashamed of.