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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Forty-Eight Cents....
When I began this blogging shin-dig back in 2008 I did it because I wanted a place for me to journal my training for the 2008 Susan G Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer 3-day. I didn't do much of that here because they have a blog section on your fundraising page.

But when I was told by some of Amy's friends that they read my blog...I was sorta hooked.

And then it really got the best of me.

I so badly wanted to be a popular blogger.
How can I get people to read my blog?
How do I increase my followers list?
How do I become big like Pioneer Woman?
Why didn't I come up with the "crockpot for a year" idea first?
Maybe I'll make some extra money with ads on my site!

I joined SITS and started to have a regular blogging schedule.

But soon, I just couldn't keep up.
I couldn't find time to roll call at SITS.
I couldn't come up with enough material to write about on a daily basis.
I also didn't like the idea that in order to be "popular" I either needed to be consistently funny, have a blog dedicated to a cause, or do some sort of give away.

And that money making idea with ads? Yeah.
Forty eight cents.

Let's face it. Blogging is work.
I'm sorry....I've already got a job.

I started seeing more and more blogs becoming bigger & better and I realized that when you become bigger and better, you seem to be under a microscope. I'm sorry, but I don't need to be under a microscope.

I may not blog every day.
I may not have the most riveting content.
I may pick on my husband (come on...who doesn't).
I may post crappy photos that I think are amazing.

But that's me.
And that's who I am.
I've given up the dream of being a popular blogger--in fact, I gave that up quite some time ago.
I blog because I like to write.
I blog because my family likes to keep up with me.
I don't blog for money, fame or a book deal.

This is me.
This is my blog.


jmmarshak04 said...

And we like it that way...

Mark said...

And that's why I like you.
Your Friend, m.

Rebecca Jo said...

Amen girl!!! I think everyone loves the "idea" of being that big-time-blogger star... but then you realize its like life & the lottery, its a rare thing...

I know for me - I just like to write - about my life - about what I think & that's OK... if someone reads it, even better... if not, my thoughts & life dont change, so why worry about it!?

ANd I find that the "small time" bloggers are the most real anyways - what I enjoy the most! :)

Keep blogging my bloggy friend!

Roz, Michigan said...

Thats why I read your blog!

Anonymous said...

How would I have ever found you otherwise?! You put a smile on my face with every new post. You're almost as good as tatortot hotdish on a cold winter's night!

Caren said...

I am delighted I found your blog. You are always fun to read. You share your life with lovely clarity. Keep on your own schedule and I'll continue to check in!

Tater Mama said...

Well, I think you're fantastic, so I hope you don't have any thoughts of giving up the blog anytime soon. :)