Are they? How many of you are still blogging every week? How many of you are actually reading an article a day?
I look at my stats and think…is it really worth it? Am I getting my messages across in a relatable manner? Does it offer any kind of value to…anyone? Then I ask myself, why did you start a blog in the first place? Is it engagement and notoriety I seek, and do I really deserve it?
I started blogging because I wanted not only an outlet but felt like I had valuable insight to share with the world. Most of my writings are based on life experiences while other pieces are more opinions. I’d said a good amount of my poetry are out of body experiences. I love those most. Being able to feel feelings that aren’t mine. Those who can’t do, teach. Those who can’t wed, plan – The Wedding Planner 🙂 Twenty-five years later and I’m still obsessed with Jennifer Lopez ❤
Have I added value to anyone’s life thus far? I’m not sure.
As far as engagement…maybe my words aren’t compelling enough. Notoriety? Probably not. I lack consistency. No matter how many challenges I give myself, I always seem to fall short. I make a great employee. But when it comes to my own passions, I lack the self-confidence. Deep down I’m afraid of failure. Why is it I won’t fail others but so quick to fail myself? Ah, now that’s the million-dollar question.
I love writing. It’s like food for the soul. I’m thinking out loud, releasing these thoughts out into the ether and onto “digital paper.” In doing so I can confer with myself and whatever the universe may be trying to tell me. You might think this is weird but we’re energy. Everything is energy and always working for and with each other. I think when people have conversations with themselves it’s actually you conversing with your higher self.
The implications of not following through are severe. Ten years go by and you’re still trying to “make it.” You’re not hard on yourself for not making it, you’re hard on yourself for not trying hard enough. For letting fear and doubt take up so much space.
There are plenty of valid reasons for why we are the way we are. Life doesn’t have rules like it’s only allowed to give us one problem at a time. Eventually you’ll come to a point in your life and wonder, where did all the time go? I just hope that time comes sooner than later for you. Your life is YOUR story. You are the main character. I don’t know what chapter you’re on, but I’m halfway through mine which means, time is of the essence. We’ve all heard the stories of those on their death bed full of regrets. Don’t let that be you, my friend. Go for ALL the things you want in this life. Chase it with vigor and enjoy the process. Don’t settle, don’t conform to which you are not. You can have a happy ending. We won’t get everything we want. That’s just how it goes. But we’ll get what’s meant for us.
So… are blogs still relevant in 2023? You bet your ass it is. My reading consists of about 60% blog posts/articles and 40% physical books. The written word is very much alive. If you’re trying to make a living out of it, consistency is key! I’d like to make some money out of it 🙂
Are you finally ready to make the changes, to put in the effort to fulfilling your dreams? 1000%? Like your life depended on it?
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Thank you for being still blogging every week! It’s really engaging and provides some great content. You definitely have value to others and I’m really interested in what you’ll share in the future.
Thanks Ely 🙂