Motivational Monday 02.16
I can't remember where I found this quote, but I do remember how I felt when I read it; I couldn't have found it at a better time. Sometimes writing this blog takes its toll on me emotionally and mentally. I obviously want to post material people would like to read about (otherwise, what's the point in a blog), and I can become discouraged if a particular post isn't well-received, or if I didn't get as many page views as I'd hoped. I've doubted and questioned myself, wondering if and why I should post something: why would anyone take advise from me, what makes me an expert on this subject, I'm no one special, why would anyone want to read this? Also, I'm not your typical blogger. I don't have professional photographers shooting my outfit looks, I don't live in the fanciest apartment, or have the nicest things. I have to remind myself that being true to who I am, writing about what I want, and having fun with it is what's most important. It's hard though. I'm a perfectionist, I compare myself to others (which I mentioned last week), and I want immediate satisfaction. Sure, I'd love a million page views a day and a genuine interest in my posts, people returning to see what I'm writing about next, leaving comments and interacting with others. But I've always marched to the beat of my own drum, and I won't succumb to the "norm" of what popular bloggers are known for today. So I won't be afraid to write my own story, and I won't be discouraged by those who choose not to read it. I hope you will do the same.