I am done blogging the “Right” way!! Though my children are grown and I have much more time on my hands, I’m done blogging “right.”
When I started blogging two years ago it wasn’t so complicated. There wasn’t so many things to do. I don’t remember most bloggers typically spending so much money to have a beautiful looking blog. Now the pressure is on and the competition is fierce to spend mega bucks to have a blog that ooozes with professionality and beauty that is next to impossible to create without hiring a developer.
Recently I checked out a recommended developer’s portfolio and was shocked to notice that it would cost about $1000. for one of her packages. Seriously?! No!!
So my header is not quite what I would like. My readership are not the numbers that would be nice. But you know what? What it is is what it is!!
YOU are important to me. You are not a statistic nor a number. My Google Analytics still doesn’t work even now that I thought I had it successfully fixed. That means that I am unsure of my ‘reach’ or the ‘numbers’ that are making me famous throughout the blogosphere. But is that really why I blog?
I spend hours working behind the scenes on my blog thinking that one day I will have everything set up like so I can just write. I have a passion for writing but not-so-much for the time necessary for connecting my post all over the social media networks. Groan!!
I may not do anything radical. I may stop and think about this and not worry when I don’t figure out all the ins and outs of using Twitter, buffering my posts, and controlling and taming everything with Hoot Suit. Maybe I shouldn’t even worry when I don’t get every. single. post. linked up on the plethora of linkup parties.
I may not giveaway a dishwasher on Raffllecopper. I just might only giveaway an occasional book. I disdain giveaways and dare to think they take up too much time. I have only joined in less than 5 giveaways and the funny thing is that I have won two books!! Go figure!!
Blogging is a conversation and I am more about conversations about what I read in a book or on a blog than being all that original. I read a similar post that goes along with the way I think when I clean my house FIRST or declutter my closet (yet again) BEFORE writing a blog post or working on the behind scenes for my amateur blog. I thought you might like to read what I read over at Creative Christian Mama to continue the thought process and conversation. You might even want to blog about it if you are a blogger!!
What ways are you going to back off on blogging the ‘Right’ way? Have you been spending too much time blogging for your season of life?
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