Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm sorry to me?

SO.....
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."

AND. IT. IS.

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,
Leslie

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