Taking Back My Blog

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as frequently lately. Some of you may not care. This post is for the first group. LOL.

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I was so excited when I initially left the interview last month with the professional blogger. I was so eager to become successful at this and to follow her plan to get there. I was also very overwhelmed. Trying to get over 1000 followers on Pinterest is no small task. Especially when you can only follow about 300 people per day and only about 5-10% of those people will follow you back. That was her first step. The KEY step in me being successful. And it was taking forever.

Between that and the pressure to refine my blog, talk about one specific topic, and not veer off course, I got really stressed out. What the hell was I going to talk about? I changed my site, my focus, all of it. But then I hit a block. I completely psyched myself out of this whole blog thing. Of course that happened AFTER I signed up for the $50/month course on professional blogging. Because why would I start doubting myself before that?

What it comes down to is this: I don’t know enough about any one topic to be consistently interesting about that topic. I know varying degrees of information on tons of random topics. That’s what made me a great bartender. All the useless information just floating around up in my head. If you know me, you know how randomly my mind works. I can make the weirdest associations for people and situations out of the blue.

I can talk to you about what I know about finances and savings. I can research on the internet and on Pinterest to find articles to back up my claims and even suggest new things for you to try. But all that amounts to is me spitting out someone else’s words. That’s not creativity. That’s fraud. I can tell you my cleaning strategy for keeping a clean house. It’s not that exciting, and frankly, there are days when I say, Screw it! and don’t do anything around the house. I’m human. I can tell you all about my pregnancy and every fun and gross thing that’s happening with my body right at this moment, but do you honestly care? Only if you know me. And even then, not really.

So, I decided to take the professional’s advice, but to take it with a grain of salt. I will follow her strategy for getting followers and gaining a fan base. That seems pretty legit. But I’m also going to stay true to me and talk about whatever the hell I want to on any given day because that’s who I am. I’m all over the place. And I’m okay with that. I got into this to have fun with it, to see where it could take me, and to reach out to people… And I’m going to do it my way. I really hope you take the journey with me.

Author: Candice

I am a wife, mom of 1 1/2 (it'll officially be 2 in May), part time waitress, avid reader, and an unpaid comedian, chauffeur, cook, maid, therapist, and cuddler. I love my family more than anything and as scared as I am to start over on this whole mom gig, I'm so excited to do it again.

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