Today I went to the town-wide garage sale with my mom and siblings. I haven't done this in years.
Several people in our little town seemed very glad to see me out and about. I was surprised when a few of them asked "Why haven't you been blogging? I haven't seen anything new on your blog for a while."
I didn't know anyone was reading it, to be honest. But that's not why I stopped blogging. I stopped because it simply stopped being fun.
"You have to post a picture with every post."
"You must stick to a particular niche."
"Your posts have to be formatted just like this."
"You must have affiliate links."
"YOU BLOG HAS TO FIT INTO THE BOX TO BE A GOOD BLOG."
I got tired of reading, seeing, and hearing about how a "good blog" needs to be just a certain way. I had to step away and take a breather for a while. I needed to reevaluate my blogging desires.
You know what I decided? Maybe I don't want a "good blog", a money making blog, or even a popular blog. Maybe I just want a place to come and jot down ideas, brag about my dog, share things I've learned, show off photos sometimes, or pour out my frustrations. Sure - I'll never make money off of my blog, or get hundreds of people clicking my posts every day, but I'm okay with that. I didn't start blogging all those years ago to make it into a job. I started blogging to get away from the stress of my job.
I want to get back to that. I want my blog to be my therapist again. Not my job.
Here is to hoping I can get back into a blogging routine again and write about whatever helps unclog my soggy brain and make me happy!
Author of the fantasy series, Tales of the Wovlen, Kathryn spends a great deal of time in the world of her imagination, having tea with fire breathing dragons, writing books on flying space ships, and practicing her mad scientist laugh with gusto. However, on occasion,she returns to this world just to play with her dog and blog about her fun.
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