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.