Sometimes, however, the blogging world can be a little overwhelming. It's so easy to get wrapped up into the popularity contest of it all. To turn friends into competitors. Sometimes I look at other blogs and think 'wow these people have their lives so put together. They know exactly who they are and they are so care free.' I see vegan bloggers and eco conscious bloggers. Religious bloggers, and health bloggers. Fashion bloggers, and business bloggers.
And then I think 'where do I fit in?
I eat meat, but sometimes I will willingly chose to have a veggie burger.
I believe in God, but I don't really know what religion I classify myself as.
Im on a mission to lose weight, but Im not perfect about my health decisions.
I love fashion and even have a degree in it, but I dont have the time to be my best dressed all the time.
I'm a mom but I don't always blog about my kid.
So where does all that put me?
I guess that puts me here, at The Peanut Gallery. A blog about my life, whatever that may entail. Im not perfect, far from actually, and I do get easily overwhelmed. I think if I dont get a post up I will lose followers and then I say to myself 'self, who cares?' If people want to read my blog that is awesome. I love knowing that what I write may influence someone how other blogs I read influence me. But if they dont like it? I they chose to unfollow me? Who cares? If what I have to say isn't what they are looking for then who am I to make them stay? Why would I want them around anyway? For numbers? That just seems silly.
I don't really know the point of this post, maybe to serve as a personal reminder to myself to just keep doing what I doing. Keep doing what makes me happy and keep this blog for the reasons I started it. A creative outlet and a happy place. To try my hardest not to get wrapped up in blogging politics or as Bekah put it the mean girls of the blogging world. And maybe as a message to anyone else who may read this blog and get that overwhelming feeling every now and then. Just remember why you started blogging in the first place.
Dont blog for numbers, blog for you. Blog for those who count on you but don't let them intimidate you or pressure you. And beyond anything else make it fun.