How’s everybody holding up so far this week?
Let me be honest with you. I’m tired and a little overwhelmed, and it sometimes feels like the internet is taking over my life. This is something I’ve talked about before, but with all the amazing women knocking it out of the park on Instagram and their blogs, I cycle through phases where I feel like I’m barely treading water.
It can be really hard to balance this blog with a full time job and still have time for my family, and I admire the heck out of the rock stars who find a way to do that so flawlessly. I know that anybody juggling a lot of different aspects of your life can relate to this.
But isn’t it bitchy to just not care?
For me, this quote doesn’t mean that you should be a less caring person. It means that you should focus less on what others think of you. Or, if we’re being really real here, you should focus less on what you’re imagining others think of you.
Guess what? Everybody’s not thinking about you all the time.
Non-bloggers please bear with me while I use blogging as an example. Because this is true of so many things, isn’t it?
Here’s the thing: your ideal reader isn’t out there staring at your blog and thinking, “Wow, it’s a real bummer that she’s not as good as so-and-so…” What are they actually thinking? Probably something more along the lines of “Cool cactus light!”
And then they move onto the next blog; enjoy a post; pin it; and the cycle continues.
Being your own fangirl is perfectly acceptable!
Like I said here, the important thing isn’t to be as good as somebody else. It’s to be true to your voice, style, and brand. Create original content; put it out there; and it will resonate with people!
The important thing is find a place that makes you happy and curl up there with a hot mug of coffee — or a martini. Find your place, and make it what you need it to be.