I’m a bad blogger. Alot of the people I follow on Twitter, other blogs and such are “big” bloggers, or are in it to BE “big” bloggers. I’m really not. I mean ya, who doesn’t fantasize about being the next Dooce, or getting a book deal, or the other connections that can come about from blogging? The downside of that is, I don’t want to be a big blogger, I want to sew. I started this blog as a way to record things about my kids, and our lives, projects I’ve made and just my general rambly thoughts.
But all too often I don’t blog at all because I think “Oh no one cares about this thing my kid did” or “is this post good enough to lead to something bigger and better?”. It’s an evil cycle, because I do want to see my business grow, but it’s not going to happen overnight, and this blog needs to be for me, and my family first and foremost. Giving people a glimpse into the crazy that is my life.
*This post has been a work in progress for the last few weeks, and now I’m deciding to finish and post it. I attended WordCamp Chicago this past weekend, and my thoughts were validated, so well, here’s the rest.
I know I”m not the first (and most certainly won’t be the last) person to struggle with the whole “I’m not good enough thing”. But you know what? You ARE good enough! And so am I! I was told over and over this weekend as I talked to other bloggers about the perfectionist struggles that you can’t be all things to all people. That’s absolutely right. I can WANT to be, but I just end up feeling like I’m spinning my wheels and doing nothing for anyone.
So I resolve this..I will blog. I’m not sure I can be a “niche blogger” (meaning I only blog about one topic), because I’m an eclectic person. But I will blog the things I sew, the things I’m thinking, and whatever else I want to share. It may not be good enough for a book deal, but it’s good enough for me.