When it comes to blogging, it can be a cut-throat world.
Always comparing your blog to another blog or comparing yourself another person on Instagram. Always wondering if you are following all the “rules” from bigger bloggers. Always wondering if your content is good enough. I mean honestly, the list goes on and on…
Truth is, I wasn’t being true to myself. I wasn’t blogging about what made ME happy in fear of it not being well liked. In fear of people not liking who I really was.
In fear of my posts not being relatable or shareable.
Trust is…I like beer. I like good drinks and sitting on the patio with a cold one in my hand. But for so long, I was embarrassed about posting that stuff because I thought no one wanted to read it. I thought people would think I was a bad person or a bad parent.
I like food posts. But majority of the time we eat spaghetti for dinner or left overs and we don’t sit around a dinner table because we work opposite schedules and it’s hard. And no one wants to read 37 posts about how I made way too much spaghetti….again.
I don’t like crafting. Like…I REALLY don’t like it. I enjoy the THOUGHT of craft. But honestly…I hate crafting. It gives me anxiety, it never turns out good, and I’m just over it….
Truth is, I put my blog on the back burner because I didn’t think I had anything to share. Ask my husband. I don’t know how many times I said “but there’s nothing to talk about!” or “no one wants to read that!”
I’m over that. This is my life. This is my REAL life. And this is me. THE REAL ME. And I want to share it with people! I’m not exactly sure why, but it’s something I enjoy doing.
And if that is you….if you are a person that has wanted to start a blog but hasn’t…or wanted to start and Instagram account and hasn’t…this is for you. THERE IS ROOM FOR YOU ON THE INTERNET. Don’t ever think “blogging is too saturated” or “I can never be as good as that person”. There is room for you. People want to hear your story. People want to hear about the things you like or the things you cook or the adventures that you take. I promise.
The way you write a recipe is different than the way Carol writes a recipe. The way you enjoy your weekends are different from how Sarah enjoys her weekends. Your recap of Bachelorette might be different from Vanessa’s and DARN IT THE PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT! No two people are the same. And we should quit being scared or embarrassed to share about the TRUE US in fear of…..in fear of WHAT?! People not liking us?! HA!
Here’s your sign. I like you. I want to be your friend. And I want you to know that there is room for you here on the internet. Now go get ’em, tiger!