July 14, 2014
BLOG TALK: ARE YOU HAPPY WHERE YOU'RE AT?
I've been blogging for awhile now. I'm not a seasoned blogger, per se, but I have been around and a part of the blogging scene for a few years now. I've tried blogging different kinds of posts and have shared a lot of my heart and life. I may not have a thousand GFC readers to prove it, but I do have amazing friendships to prove that an online community is a real thing.
A year ago last month, I not-so-celebrated the first anniversary of In Its Time and I've been doing a lot of thinking about this old blog. A few nights ago I found myself scrolling through and checking up on old blogs I used to follow (does anyone else do that, or is that just me?) and I started thinking about their blog journeys and mine. I've seen people pursue dreams and passions, and I've seen people make their blogs into a living.
And I couldn't help but look at mine. For a split second, I was about to start comparing my blog to theirs. My creative journey with theirs. My education with theirs. My relationships/friendships with theirs.
But when I clicked back on my blog, I surprisingly felt content. I'm happy with where I'm at. That's not to say that I don't have dreams and goals for my blog, but I'm happy.
I'm grateful for the friendships I've made and the people I've met. I've got a full plate of blogs that I read daily (or at least try to!) and I've started taking my blog more seriously, too. I've created The Circle and have tested the waters of guest posts and post series.
And while I can't say that I've created a brand, I do feel like I've finally found my niche.
So to answer my own question, I think I am happy with where I'm at. It would be a lie to say that I think about the worth of my blog and if it's got enough life left in it to last another few years but that's another post for another day, right?
All that aside, I'd love to know where you stand in your contentment in blogging. Do you think it's possible to be content in blogging? Or do you hold the mentality that there's no such thing as contentment? And do you have any goals in blogging? Any dreams? What do you think the blogging community will look like in the years to come?