I haven’t been in love with blogging for the past couple of months. Actually, I haven’t even liked it. What was once a fun hobby and a place to share goals and pretty photos has turned into something that I have to do. I no longer enjoy answering emails. I’m overwhelmed. I’m sick of the competition. I’m tired of being a part of a million giveaways that I couldn’t give two shits about… and some of the most recent giveaways even seem slimy to me. I’m not saying that I haven’t been caught up in my blog’s numbers because it’s something that I unfortunately think about every day, but now, I’m just not sure about anything.
What was the point of that rant? Well, I don’t know — maybe to get things off of my chest. Or so that you don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you’re new to blogging, stay true to yourself. Don’t get caught up in numbers and giveaways. Don’t feel pressured to create the next best link-up. If you’re feeling overwhelmed due to sponsorship, cut the numbers. Write because you love it. Because eventually, getting caught up in all of the competitiveness will bite you in the ass.