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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Blog Report:"If You Build It"


On December 29th 2014, I pressed publish, and as easy as that, I joined the world of blogging. Armed with my many ideas, I shared a variety of posts, some relevant and some not so much, but I shared them anyway. At the time, I thought I just wanted an outlet, a place where my thoughts could reside, and in turn, provide my brain with some much needed space for other thoughts and dreams to grow.

Very soon after, more like 3 days after (ha!), I became obsessed with how few followers I had gained. I also became fixated on how many pageviews I was accruing. What's worse is, I even found myself complaining to a couple of my friends about people not leaving me comments. I mean really, why won't people just tell me what they think already! But my friends were sweet. They listened to me gripe and told me that not everybody likes to leave comments. One of my friends even asked me if that was why I was doing it anyway (thanks, Cynthia). What she said made me think, and I noticed that I was allowing things that I could not control, control me. And as my 4 yr old would say, "That's not good, right?" So here's what I determined.

Blogging makes me happy. It just does. I like sharing. I also like that blogging helps me reflect and that it feeds my hunger for creativity. I enjoy the fact that I am learning more about myself, and I am learning how to like myself again. Because for I while, I didn't.


All in all, I report that I really have enjoyed these past 30 days of blogging. It has been challenging, but I have enjoyed learning, and I have not been bored for a single minute. What's funny is that people are starting to come around, and one by one they are leaving a comment or two. One of my readers even told me that I'm an inspiration (thanks, Melissa). I also have 3 followers (oops, 4!- I gained one more while typing this post). Yay! I smiled and reminded myself that I just need to be patient. I know, I'm a big baby, but I'm learning that if I build it, they will come!  

So, I just want you to know that I am happy we crossed paths, and please, please feel free to stalk my blog as often as you'd like because I have tons of ideas, and I am going to keep them coming!


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