*I had about a dozen titles for this blog post & finally said fuck it, this is what I’m going with. Stop worrying what others will think.
A few months ago I decided to start a blog about my experiences with my threenager & about motherhood. I jumped in with two feet not knowing anything about blogging or how to build one with a following and so on. While I’ve only written a handful of posts, I decided to start reading & learning more about blogging so I could better educate myself. There’s a lot to learn!
So in the mean time, I put my blog on the back burner. One, because life happens and I had to have a cyst the size of a lemon removed along with an ovary (we’ll dive more into that another time) and two because I’m an over thinker & started overthinking EVERY little thing about what I was posting. I can’t tell you how many posts that I’ve started & stopped or changed and then just deleted all together. I’ve gotten so frustrated over it & let it get the best of me. Sounds silly, right?!?!
So, while I’ve been working on educating myself about blogging, I’ve come across numerous things that tell you should do this or don’t do this. Write about this, don’t write about that. You should do this to grow followers & how to promote yourself & join different groups. Don’t get me wrong, some of these are great tips & I’ve been learning quite a bit, but at the same time, I feel like after I take some of this knowledge in, I’m limiting myself & not writing about what I want to. It feels like I’m not getting to express myself the way that I want to. I know some of this stems from me overthinking which I’ve been working on. (That’s not an easy habit to break.)
I feel like I start writing & then worry about if anyone will be able to connect to my post or will they understand it. Will people even read my posts? What will they think? Will they come back to my page? The list goes on & on. I get caught up in this “loop” & then I end up not posting which defeats the purpose of having a blog. Of course I want people to read my posts & be able to follow me, but I am going to let it get the best of me anymore? NO! That all changes today. Today, I am going forward with the “No Fucks Given” attitude. I am going to write what I feel & share what stories/experiences I want to. I can’t keep letting this “worry” get the best of me & overwhelm me. If my threenager can do this, so can I. (They have that careless attitude & just enjoy life) I will still use some of what I’ve learned along the way, but I have to do this in order to grow. And I might fall on my face but at least I gave it my all & tried. The bottom line is, don’t let what other people think, hold you back. You have to spread your wings in order to grow & that is what I am doing. I look forward to writing more! Have a great weekend!