There is a lot to distract a person from their original intention.
I think we all, at some point, fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. In that moment, I question my original intentions and go looking in a completely wrong direction.
I know I brought this up, briefly, in another post but it is something I’m struggling with as a relatively new blogger/vlogger. I am sure others struggle with this as well.
Luckily, I caught myself (again) and I can go back to concentrating on what I ENJOY and not what I need to do to be “successful” because I don’t particularly feel excited about producing the same topics that I see being produced by a lot of other folks who actually are a lot more successful than me. I’m talking about those producing content that could coincide with my niche, I guess.
Actually, I’m still trying to define my niche.
I also don’t want to jump on the same bandwagon selling products I don’t care about and that quite a few other bloggers/vloggers are already selling. It reminds me of the old basket parties we had like tupperware but it was baskets. I forget the other products but there were a few. I hated those parties! I’m such a Black Sheep! I have a real hard time conforming, LOL!
Having said that, I have wondered if I could possibly produce or sell something to make a little money. It would be nice if I had a little something to fall back on if I get laid off. It could happen….
I know there is generally some type of formula that will make me a successful blogger/vlogger but I just can’t follow it. At least as I’ve seen it presented on You Tube, so far. I will be forging my own, independent path. This path will reveal itself as my journey progresses.
I love learning the hard way, it seems.
One thing I ALWAYS say is, don’t force it ~ It’s much better and more meaningful when it happens naturally.
I am already faking my way (and not doing that good a job of it ~ I’m a really bad liar/faker) through a corporate job. I refuse to fake my way and be phony baloney in something I started as a hobby for enjoyment.
My husband always says that if you enjoy what you’re doing, you’ll never work a day in your life.
I started out wanting to share and inspire others with my experiences of the things that give me joy, inspiration and hope. My home with my Husband, our cats, the nature and wildlife that surrounds us and some of the bad stuff, too, because that’s real. If I love what I’m doing and just concentrate on that and stay enjoying it, then I will be “successful” because that is what will make me happy.
I commit to not worrying about my stats and to concentrate on the beauty that I intended to capture in the first place.
I commit to working on improving my photography, my videography and writing from my heart.
Starting this blog and my vlog has energized me and also my husband as he likes to direct and has A LOT of good ideas. It makes me so happy that, even though it is behind the scenes, it gives him a chance to let his creativity flow and also that we are able to go on this journey together.
Anybody else share similar feelings?