Monday, November 12, 2012

Fresh Air

I figured something out today (ok, last night. It's way too early to think deeply. I planned  this bitches! BOOM!). Blogging just isn't as fun as it used to be. I was getting too caught up in all of it.  It being the numbers, readers, popularity, etc. I wasn't totally there but closer than what I want to be.

I wasn't blogging for me.

And I'm disappointed in myself.

Because it's not about a number. It's about writing for what I want to remember. How I felt at this time in my life. And hopefully I continue to write this blog as long as I can for years and years to come. If I get caught up in numbers though, I won't want to.

I know that my "number" (bahahaha...get it) isn't really important. Just because they follow my blog doesn't mean that they read my blog. And that's ok if they want to do. However, I believe that my readers are people who constantly comment and interact with me. And that's what matters. The relationships I make, not the quantity, the quality.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE having many many relationships, duh. Other wise I wouldn't be blogging of course!!! But I want them to be awesome relationships.

Basically what I learned is that it's not about the number! =))) It's about me and what I like. And people will like it or they won't.

I'm hoping they do though ;). Because although numbers aren't everything, it is exciting to watch it grow and meet new people!

Happy Monday y'all =)


Whitney Leigh said...

Well, I'm glad to be part of your number. :) and I love reading your blog. and I love even more being your friend. :)

Stephanie said...

Yep, I'm here because I like reading! And being your friend!
Definitely good to remember - blogging should be fun not stressful (unless you intend to make $ from it)

Jordan said...

I know exactly how you feel! I'm glad you realized it before you became one of those blogs I can't stand to come to anymore because it's nothing but sponsor posts and giveaways. I love your blog as is! :)

holli said...

I hear ya girl!!! It's so hard to look at someone's blog and not compare your own and think holy cow- how did they get 300 or more followers! You have to be yourself and blog for yourself. Any new followers/friends is all just bonus. :)