When we start a blog, we’re pretty excited about it. We tell our friends and family, and they may or may not give us a nod of approval, an “atta boy”, or “way to go, girl”.
When I started blogging, those in my inner circle asked, “What’s a blog?”, “Why would you want one?”, “How much does it cost?”, and “Do you get paid?” They didn’t “get it”.
In the beginning I convinced a few friends to pay me a visit and/or leave a comment. Some would, others didn’t. Although I was somewhat disappointed they weren’t excited about my new endeavor, I quickly found out, bloggers usually gain more support from complete strangers than they do from close friends and family.
Actually, it makes sense. After all, I’m not too interested in some of the hobbies my husband, kids or friends get involved in. I don’t take their lack of interest personally, nor do I let it drain my motivation and/or excitement.
I’ve realized this is MY passion, not “theirs”. I blog because I love to blog.
Lesson Seven Blog because it brings you joy. If you are looking for kudos and/or compliments from your friends and family, you may be disappointed. As you develop a community of like minded cyberspace friends, you realize fellow bloggers may be the only ones who understand why we do, what we do.
Do your “real life” friends frequent your blog? Comment?
Do friends and family get excited when you reach milestones in blogging?
How many in your inner circle have blogs?
Do “they” understand your passion for blogging?
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