I'm going to let something off my chest and just write a little bit about something that has been bothering meon my mind lately...well, to be honest, all night while I lay in bed trying to get to sleep.
"Why did you really start blogging? No, really, why?" I asked myself. And as it is said that the truth will set you free, here is what I answered myself...
I started blogging because I needed an excuse to write...I promised myself that "one day" I would be a writer, the great American novelist. I know I have the talent to do it, but then blogging got in the way.
Now, don't get me wrong, I really like this blogging world. But when did I start caring so much about the numbers of people following me? When did it start mattering what other bloggers thought of me?
I wanted to start this blog so that I could read more books and write awesome reviews. If it could give me exposure as a writer? That was the plus...if someone out there would happen to stumble upon my blog and see my writing - what I was capable of - they would give me a chance at making a career out of writing. That was the prayer!
Then everything changed - I became obsessed with the numbers? I became overwhelmed with what all these bloggers out there thought about me and my blog? Was my blog entertaining enough? funny enough? getting enough giveaways out there to gain more followers?
But the truth now is...that's not what this was supposed to be about.
So here's my new plan. This is not my full-time job...this is my hobby. I don't want to stress when I lose followers or if I get more...or if people comment...or if any of you are just following me so that I'll follow you back...
There's a new purpose. What one of the primary purposes of this blog was supposed to be. Me writing, empowering other women, giving others a place to show off their stuff. It wasn't to make money. Because to be truthful yet again - I don't want to do be that person.
So here it is...I'm going to write...
Write book reviews.
Participate in the memes I think are awesome.
Write what is on my mind.
Get those creative writing juices flowing!
Empower all of you by having you guest post, tell my followers (if I have any left after this post! ha!) about your shops and talents, have you come over and share...
and if you want I'll stop over your place and do the same.
So this is it...what do you think? Are you blogging as you originally intended? Do you feel like it's gotten a little out of control?
Do you want to start a new beginning?
Do you want to have me show your stuff off - free of charge - no strings attached - not the "if you follow me, you'll get this"-kinda stuff - just me empowering you to be the best you can be which, in turn, empowers me to be my #1 self?