I hate blogging. There, I said it! What a way to start off my first post of 2016…womp, womp.
Don’t get me wrong, I love writing. I love that this is a creative outlet for me that also serves as an archive for my sweet babies’ precious, it’s-over-in-a-blink-of-an-eye moments. Now that we’re in Florida, it’s also a channel to keep my family and friends up to date on our shenanigans. After all, I can’t be posting all the sunshine, theme parks, and beaches on my personal Facebook page. They’d all unfriend me!
So back to blogging. When I started four years ago (FOUR years?!), my I had this idea that my blog also be an additional revenue stream. Ads, sponsored posts, brand ambassador, free stuff – maybe even a lucrative income that would allow me to quit my day job. I immersed myself in the blogosphere and studied all aspects of it – page views, web design, photography, SEO, content management, community engagement, and social media amplification. Great skills, by the way. Blogging is more than just publishing words on a website. I would say that it is 25% writing and 75% all that behind-the-scenes stuff. It consumed so much time and the all the things that I originally loved about blogging got lost. I almost dreaded coming here to blog for the sake of “blogging.”
My updates these past couple years have been far and few between and lately I’ve been reflecting on where my blog is heading. To be honest, its going no where. I have no aspirations to be a featured blogger or get paid thousands of dollars a month. And that’s okay with me. Don’t get me wrong – if I get boatloads of income or if amazing opportunities come my way, then that’s okay with me too! LOL
I actually LOVE my day job so there’s no sense in trying to build a career here as a professional blogger. I’m just going to focus on what really makes me happy – my kids, my family, our new home, and all the exciting adventures in Florida. I’ll update when I can…the pictures will probably be from my iPhone. The good news is that there is no pressure! I’ll just do what I do and write about what I love.
I guess that’s what you would call my blog goals for 2016, or should I call them anti-goals.
Cheers to the new year! Hope to see you around more!