Monday, August 28, 2006

Worth sharing?

I had this great post all written about this being my 200th post and how much my writing has changed and all the things I like and dislike about blogging. Then I deleted it all, because it comes down to one thing for me.
An outlet.
My blog is an outlet for my writing and thoughts. It's not about the number of people that visit. It's not about the number of comments I get. It's not about what people think of my template or life. It's about me and what I need my blog to be used for. I've ranted, I've exclaimed, I've shouted for joy, I've cried. Sometimes separately, sometimes all at once. It's great to get traffic, comments and returning visitors. For several months I was stressed and concerned that I wasn't getting any visitors. One morning I woke up and thought "what happened to the fun?" It was gone. I thought about how great it had felt to have a place to come, a place of my own. I decided that if I was going to keep this up, it had to be fun, it had to be relaxing. As soon as I made this my resolution, I got visitors, I got comments, and I got traffic.


owlhaven said...

Good thought!

Mary, mom to many

Karmyn R said...

Thanks for that gentle reminder of why I started a blog in the first place!!

Melissa said...

"A place of my own." I like it.

Malissa said...

good thoughts!

Nan said...

Great post. I've had similar light bulb moments lately.