Hey, guys. I feel like I’ve been gone forever. This is the first I’ve even turned on my computer since Friday. Honestly, I’ve been in a bit of a funk…a blog funk.
I was feeling like I was working my you-know-what off to get out a decent post four or five days a week, and discouraged that I was getting what felt like very little feedback. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve been too concerned about comments and followers and too worried about growing my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I love comments and appreciate all of my followers! But I think I was seeing it as a means to an end. “Growing my blog” meant getting advertisers and making a little money. There’s nothing wrong with that, but having advertisers also puts a little more pressure on me to have good posts, so it’s a bit of a vicious cycle.
In short, I wasn’t enjoying my blog like I used to.
The reality is, I’m never going to be a big-deal blogger, and I’m never going to be one that spits out three or four major projects a week. Instead of being discouraged about that, I want to be happy with what I am. I don’t want my blog to be a chore. If I only manage to post three times a week, I shouldn’t feel guilty about that. At this point I think that once my current sponsorships expire, I won’t be taking any more.
I’m not going anywhere, and my blog isn’t going to change fundamentally. Just my focus is. I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy it with me!
Thursday’s Knock-Off Party will take place as usual.