The Blogging Rebel


I’m tired.

No, that’s an understatement.

I’m exhausted.

There are so many things going on all at once, all of this change…and I’m really exhausted. I’ve felt my brain go to mush and I’m just…spent.

In January I made a goal to grow my blog over the next year. Really focus on it, the content, plan, plan, and plan some more.

I was going to triple my audience by following some simple easy steps I saw on the web.

I’m not here to insult anyone who has done that or written said articles. They've been helpful. But what I’m saying is…

It’s driving me mad. I’ve always loved blogging because I like the idea of sharing things that I like or that I have to say.

I never paid attention to numbers, posting times, comments, where to share them, insights, SEO, bounce rates, blah, blah, blah, blah. But when I told myself I was going to grow my blog, I became obsessed and let it run me. If a post I posted didn't get as much love as I thought it should, I became overwhelmed with trying to push said content then felt like a failure.

I want this to be successful, and in my quest to success, I’m going crazy.

So you know what I’m going to do? Break every rule I’ve read about having a successful blog.

Alright: Not every rule. I will cut myself some slack, though. There are other things outside of this that I can’t control that I have to deal with, so why not let my blog be a place of escape. The objective hasn’t changed: I still want to help and inspire people and I will continue to do that.

But all the other pressures I’m taking off of myself. I appreciate the readership, the number of people I’ve “met” via the blog that I now talk to on Twitter and that’s what it’s all about.

So I’m breaking the rules. Consider me a blogging rebel.

Until next time,