It’s been a minute since I’ve put anything out, had to take a minute to regroup. I’ll admit I got lost in the sauce. Consumed myself with building Instagram followers. Then off into Twitter world where I found really good bloggers and support groups. Twitter lead me to Facebook. Facebook sent me to Pinterest and Google + LOTS of great people, support and material. But the more I dug, the more blogs I read, the more lost I got. I was taking myself further into what others were doing and further away from what I wanted to do. The further I got away from my “what” the less confident I felt about my voice so then… I shut it all down. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram. Time to get back in touch with me. Time to ground myself. Remind myself why I started this. It was never for the followers. It was for me and eventually for other people like me.
In a conversation with my best friend, I tell her I’m over the whole blogging thing. I mean… what was I thinking, right? These people all appear professional with hundreds and thousands of followers, I’m clearly an amateur. This is really hard for me! Being the brutally honest person she is, she reminded me of who I am and what I was doing. It was never for “the gram”, always for me. Touche my friend, Touche
So here I am. Starting from the bottom, the way it should’ve been before venturing into lala land. Making a promise to myself to spend more time publishing. This is the only way to get comfortable and build the confidence – or not- to share the many stories and thoughts that come to mind.
Don’t you just love having those verbal slaps in the face?
Thank you Toya. I love you girl!!!