Numbers Will Never Define Me

This past month I have found it nearly impossible to blog. I would sit down at my computer, open up a new post, stare at it for a while and then give up. I would slam my laptop closed and walk away in defeat.

My head would be spinning with questions like why did I start a blog anyway? No one wants to read what I have to say, right? Does anyone even care? Am I just wasting my time?

I convinced myself I was just wasting my time. I mean seriously, all these people have thousands of followers but I don’t. My number of views aren’t very high. I’m sure everyone else gets tons of views and comments everyday. Clearly I am wasting my time.

A little later it crossed my mind that maybe all these other people who have tons of followers felt like this at some point in their blogging career. You have to start somewhere, right?

Then it hit me, no one is going to hear what I have to say if I don’t at least try and put myself out there. I will never get more followers if I don’t take the chance and post that post that I am too scared to publish. I will never know if people care if I don’t put voice out there.

I was letting number define my success. I was getting caught up in the technical details: the number of followers, the views, the comments, etc. I lost sight of why I started this blog in the first place which was as a personal outlet, as means to sharing my story and help others along the way.

I also forgot that success doesn’t come easy. All those people with thousands of followers, yea they started from the bottom and worked their way up. We all have to work our way up and not quit along the way.

So whether you are a new blogger struggling to start off or a veteran blogger who lost their way. Don’t give up and don’t lose sight of why you started in the first place. Everyones voice is important and deserves to be heard and you will never know how many people you touch along the way.

xoxo

Hannah

4 thoughts on “Numbers Will Never Define Me

  1. It’s so true that it takes time to build up a blog. I’ve been blogging for just over two years now and I’ve seen a steady increase in the number of views etc. but it has been gradual. It’s good to remember that it’s not all about numbers. If our words make a difference to one person that’s worthwhile. Some of the most encouraging times for me have not been the posts with the highest number of views or comments but when someone has got in touch to say how the post encouraged them or impacted them. Keep on going- you’re doing a great job!

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  2. Thanks for posting this! I felt like I was reading my own thoughts! lol. I struggle with what to write from time to time…..okay all the time, lol. and sometimes I feel like what’s the point? Is anyone even bothering to read this? Does it make sense? But I remind myself, I’m doing this to spread God’s Word and that I want this blog to glorify God, not me.
    I just came across your blog but you have some great posts! I will definitely keep up with reading yours!

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    1. Girl, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Like you know it’s in God’s plan for you to have a blog and to spread his word but it just gets so hard sometimes and you start to doubt everything. Keep on posting and sharing his love with others! I’ll definitely check out your blog!

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