i've met amazing girls in california, one sweet girl that i'm not sure what we've done without each other our whole lives. i've met fellow bloggers here in florida (a meet up soon?), and even some across the big huge ocean.
and i'm so thankful for those kinds of friendships.
but there's still a part of this blogging community that i don't get.
i like to call it the "facebook feeling".
let's be honest here...facebook sucks. unless the only friends you have are your inner circle and family, it's inevitable that when you log on at some point in the month you're going to get that gross feeling in your belly because some one is doing something you want to do. maybe it's getting married, for me, right now it's being pregnant because i have baby fever. maybe it's moving cross country just because they can. maybe it's just getting engaged.
all these big life things pop up on other peoples facebook and you're wondering where's your moment.
i think the equivalent when it comes to blogging is a couple things:
1. seeing pages with 300+ followers.
2. seeing photos of bloggers that are supposed to be "everyday" photos and they look prom ready.
3. trying to make the look and feel of your blog "cooler" so more people will read it.
but here's the thing...
i'm wondering if some people put so much time and effort into blogging and miss what it's really about.
if we're so focused on what the blog actually looks like, then when do we have time to insert a little bit of us into it?
i'm just wondering because lately i've been reading about girls going through these phases where they need to find the exact blog to fit them, they're on the hunt for this distinctiveness.
sure...no one likes an ugly blog.
but even the ugly blogs are written by beautiful people.
i guess what i'm trying to say is if you've got the feeling like your blog isn't good enough, i'm here to tell you that it is.
whether you've got 5 or 500 followers, your blog is good enough.
and don't ever let anyone try and tell you it's not good enough.
because we're humans, we have a terrible tendency of getting jealous of things we don't have, or can't have. i get the feeling all the time. but i think it's how we over come that feeling, and it could speak volumes of who we are as children of God.
each one of us was created perfectly in His eyes.
so make your blog perfect in your eyes!
i wish i had some great advice for doing this whole blogging thing. i don't really. go talk to the michigan fan for layout stuff, she's pretty good (wink).
here's my one piece of advice: stay true to who you are. no matter what.
all my love,