I have to admit, this week has been a roller coaster of blog emotions! I have gone from, "I don't think I can do this anymore", to "OMG I was nominated for something and I have to do this!", to "I feel so loved right now.", and back to "Does anyone really care about what I am writing enough to actually follow me."
I have read about this involuntary roller coaster that bloggers go on without knowing they were even waiting in line to ride. I have felt it a few times, but never shared. I just thought it was a part of being a new blogger. Usually I am not so addicted to checking my STATs or how many followers I have on GFC and Bloglovin, but this week it has pretty much taken over my life!!! I am not sure if it has anything to do with the full moon or being a girl (you know what I mean), but it has been CRAZY!
I won't lie, I get just as excited as the next person to see my following go up even by one person on any social media or GFC and Bloglovin, but I also find myself comparing to the blogs that I love to follow. I have to give myself a dose of reality that those blogs have been up for a LONG time or much longer than my measly "almost" two months. "It is still a baby blog", "Things take time Tela"...I say that a lot about a lot of topics in my life! I am a very impatient person and am very hard on myself. I set goals and strive to meet them quickly even if it means stressing out over something such as blog followers.
I know it sounds crazy, but I wanted to share. This would also be my first post to just share my feelings, emotions and lay it all out despite my usual "keep it together and positive" attitude. In preparing this post, I found this extremely helpful blog post from The Inspired Room about finding/remembering the initial intention of your blog. It really brought some focus back for me to why I am doing this and what really matters!
So back to blogging for me! I know this sounds selfish, but I have started stressing over what my readers might want me to write about or what people would view the most and how can I possibly get more followers in the next month or so...the answer is just be me! Write about what I love, what I do, my Littles and the Hubs! Write as an outlet for my feelings and accomplishments. Write to inspire people from things I have done. Don't stress if I miss a day of blogging! Seeing my Littles grow that day is much more important than posting a tutorial on how to effectively clean a toilet or paint my nails...
I look forward to you all still sticking around to see what I have going on in this Sweet Southern life of mine, but here's to blogging for me! Happy Friday Ladies! Happy Friday indeed!
Welcome to my sweet southern life! I'm a true southern girl, born and raised in the North Carolina mountains. I am the mother of one kind hearted little boy and one spunky little girl, two fur babies and a fish named Frosty. I am the wife of a wonderful man who has been the love of my life since I was eighteen. I have a passion for all things yummy, pretty, thrifty, clean, fun, crafty and organized. Pour yourself a glass of whatever may “tickle your fancy”, make yourself comfy and stick around for a while!