I'm currently having a blogistential crisis.
I love blogging. I love letting out my thoughts, being creative, documenting my life, getting inspired, and connecting with random new friends. But sometimes I get bogged down with the crap of it all. The constant need for everyone to have as many followers as possible. The follow me and I'll follow you. The consumerism of it all. The not feeling as good as so many others. The pressure to make your blog into something; that you're not really a blogger if you don't have sponsors and affiliate links and go to blogger conferences and get free shit from companies. It makes blogging less fun. It makes it another way for you to feel bad about yourself. And competitive.
And I've decided I don't like that.
I don't want to feel bad when I look at other blogs, blogs I don't even really like, and realize they have thousands more followers then me.
I don't want to do posts that aren't me just because I think it will get me more followers.
I'm not sure what that means for this blog.
But for now, I'm going to just step away from trying and instead gain inspiration from bloggers who don't give an eff and blog just to blog.
And really, this blogging business isn't that serious.
We're not curing cancer here.
And I have a feeling if I stop caring so much, it will be a whole lot more fun.
I know you would Ryan, I know you would.