Do you want to hear something honest? I am having trouble with this blog.
I can not come up with ideas that I want to post about. I have started many different posts, but when I go back and read them they all sound not interesting. I know I wouldn’t probably want to read the posts that I am writing (even though they are coming from my own head) and if that is the case why would anyone else want to read them?
I am enjoying learning about the blogging process and I feel like my creativity for my blog is right there fixing to come out, but it just needs a
little big push. I feel like I am on the verge of being creative and coming up with interesting posts, but I am just not there yet.
I have realized something today and I don’t know what to do about it just yet. I was listening to Kat Lee’s podcast “How They Blog – episode 1” and this episode seemed like it was made especially for me at this time. She was talking about how blogging didn’t need to be for me, it needs to be for others. What?!? After hearing that…I realized that is a big part of my problem…I have been mainly focusing on me and what I can bring/learn from this…when in all actuality my focus needs to be what I can bring to help/teach others.
I also read this blog post titled “What I Would Tell My Newbie Blogging Self” and it explains/describes exactly what I am trying to say. I need to stop comparing myself to others and just enjoy doing this. I don’t need to stress about doing things the right way…I just need to start doing something.
So I am going to think on this for a bit and hopefully I will start getting on the right track with this. I will keep you posted and we will see what happens!
Until next time…keep it simple!
edit: So a couple of days after I drafted this, there was a blog post up on in(Courage) that resonated with me and I think applies to my problem of being creative and figuring out what to do with this blog. It talked about having “The Courage to Create from Who You Are“. This quote really stood out to me “Creating from what you know doesn’t mean you don’t explore new interests or develop mastery of something you’ve never done before. It also doesn’t mean creating something that pleases everyone.” I needed this so much. I feel like this was the kick in the pants I was needing. I literally just need to write about what I know. God has made me different than anyone else with different gifts and abilities, and I just need to embrace that and create based on me/God and not anyone else. I think deep down I have known this all along, but just kept comparing myself to the different bloggers that I love following and that is not right. I need to just be me and not try to imitate or be like anyone else. God has given me my own abilities and personality and I just need to worry about being me and bringing glory to Him throughout this fun hobby.
Thanks friends, for listening to me ramble and I am getting excited to start new things here by just being myself and letting you guys get to know the real me. This is so getting out of my comfort box because I am a pretty private person, but I really feel like this is what God is leading me to do. Thanks for being patient with me as I process this and figure out what I
need want to do.