I have found some blogging clarity and I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
Thank you C.C. Chapman. (If you are not familiar, know that I have a bit of a bloggy crush on him. He is pretty brilliant and a terrific guy IRL.) I stumbled across his post Do It For The Love and had a complete revelation.
You see, I’ve struggled with this blog over the past few years. Truth be told, most of the struggle has been a result of opening the business.
I just never knew where it fit in. How does this personal blog fit into my life? Does it hurt my business? Does it hurt my image? Should I alter the content? Should I alter the look? Should I monetize it? Is that a conflict of interest? Do too many local people read it? Does it reveal too much? Does it hurt my personal brand? Do I sound ridiculous? SHOULD I JUST SHUT IT DOWN?
So many questions. So much anguish.
Because I love this blog. I love blogging in general. It is my happy place. Or at least, it HAD BEEN.
Like I said, for the past 2 1/2 years I’ve been so torn.
And that is where C.C.’s post comes in. Specifically this:
If you love doing something, then do it.
Get out there and keep on doing those activities because you get satisfaction from them… Stop worrying about what other people will think or if theyll like what you create and just do it already.
Do it for the love first and everything else second.
Reading those words restored me. Because I LOVE THIS BLOG.
I know it is random. It is part self-reflection and inspiration, part fitness, part mom madness, part personal interests and part working mania. When you look at it on paper, none of it makes sense. Which is why I am throwing that mindset out the window.
I don’t care.
I love to blog. Judge if you will, but I am not going anywhere.