A few months ago I found some blogger groups on Facebook and joined them. They opened up a whole new world for me and I’ve learned so much more about blogging so quickly. I also love connecting with other amazing women who write. But there was a small downside to it all. The groups also overwhelmed me. All of a sudden I was looking at my blog and my writing with a very critical eye. Is my writing good enough? Is my blog cute-yet-professional enough? Am I posting often enough? Is the my content Pinterest-worthy? What about my posts from the heart? Where do they fit in? Self-doubt started to creep in and I went through a period of “should I even blog anymore?”
All of this critical stuff also caused a whole new kind of writer’s block. I felt stuck and not sure where I fit in. I wasn’t sure which way to steer this little ship of mine. Add in the fact that everyone’s been sick around here…and well…good writing wasn’t exactly flowing.
But I’m a big believer in the idea that the universe will rise up to meet you. So if you’re a negative person, the universe is going to confirm your beliefs and breed further negativity. On the other hand, if you’re positive and working toward goodness, the universe will bring that your way. And after starting 7 other posts and not really knowing what to write, I took a break to scroll through Facebook.
And that’s when I saw it. One of my favorite bloggers/writers, Kelle Hampton, has a new post up on her blog today and she put the link on Facebook. I found it at just the right moment, because her post today really renewed me.
She reminded me that I love words. I always have and I imagine I always will. I love writing my own and I love reading the heartfelt ones of others. And that’s what I need to focus on. Leave behind the “blog” and focus on the writing. Don’t get caught up in 100,000 unique page views a month and sponsorships and monetization. Just enjoy writing. Chronicle the day to day, take beautiful pictures and share good stories.