Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm sorry to me?

I feel like I owe an apology to myself.

I have totally failed in my attempt at blogging for the last several months.

When I first started this thing, it was totally for my own growth and personal development as a woman, wife, and mother.  A very wise friend told me before I started Gleaning Grace some very important things to know, which I apparently ignored :-) I reached out to her to ask about blogging and get some questions answered and general advice before I started it. What she said that was so insightful was this (or something like this):

"it's easy to get caught up in the approval factor of the comments our readers leave."


I told myself over and over again, "that's not why I'm doing this."
I actually envisioned this as more of an online Mommy diary! I am a firm believer that walking through life with others we can share with (in various ways) just makes life more enjoyable!

So while I do not fancy myself a writer, nor do I think I have a lot of Mommy expertise to share, I think it is always possible to teach and learn from each other.

Somewhere along the way, I got discouraged.  Not just because I was busy and blogging was just another "obligation," but because I thought "who cares? No one's reading it anyway!"

I did let the lack of comments and followers totally get to me.

At this point, I'm lucky I have any followers left considering the ridiculously long hiatuses (is that a word?) I take.

So anyway, I really am making an effort to get back on track.

So if you're here, reading this, THANK YOU! Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by!

And look for more topics coming soon, starting with Mamakat's Writer's Workshop.

Striving for grace,

1 comment:

  1. I am new to the world of bloggers and planning to start my own blog as well, such posts like yours are really helpful for someone new like me. Thank you for sharing it