I have this terrible habit of getting excited about something like a project, starting it and never finishing it. Like wanting to start an indoor succulent garden for example. I bought the plants, the special dirt, pots. The whole shebang. I put them in the garage with the intent of planting and caring for them. But, there they sit. Dead.
I believe this is one of my greatest faults. I know it drives my husband absolutely crazy. I’ll have, what I consider to be, a great idea. Convince my husband that it’s a great idea. Start the project. And that is generally where the story ends. He is always very supportive, god love him. But I think that maybe he is kinda over it at this point.
I’ve mentioned this new blogging venture to him a few times expecting some sort of response. I’ve got nothing in return. Barely a nod of the head. I worry that I’ve used up all my “great idea” chips. So now, this blog not only has become a creative outlet but a “finish what I start” challenge. But that’s the thing about blogs. There is no such thing as a finish line. It can go on forever! It’s a little daunting, let me tell ya.
For the other bloggers out there, do you remember when you got your first like? or follower? Man oh man, it was the biggest adrenaline rush I’ve had in a long time. It feels so validating and gratifying. To have proof that someone somewhere has read what you’ve written. It’s such a motivator. I literally couldn’t even guess how man times a day I look at my stats. Too much, I’m sure. That amazing little “stats” button is what is going to get me through the days where I think “Nah, I don’t need to do a blog post today, or this week, or month”. So here’s another post, with many many more to come.
Tell my husband. Darci says “I’m all in!”
And don’t forget… I’m also just a girl, writing a blog, asking for you to love her…. posts.
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Thank you to Chris Nicholas, Stuart M. Perkinks, Deniz Yalim and Joseph for the “Likes” and the follows! I’m feeling inspired!
One of the nicest things about having a blog is that it’s YOURS. You can post whatever you want, and come and go as you please. Through it you can “meet” and connect with like-minded souls from literally all around the world. It’s an amazing place…welcome to it! And thanks for visiting and following mine!
PS – Every single one of us started out new and nervous! 🙂
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Thank you so much!
Love this post. I can totally relate. I was sitting in my car a month ago thinking to myself how I always have these ideas but find an excuse not to follow through with what I start. And, like you, my blog is my “I’m going to finish what I started this time” project. Keep on writing. You have another faithful follower. I found your blog from the DreamBigDreamOften post, where we were featured together!
I would love if you could check out my blog too. Look forward to reading more from you.
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Thank you so much! Hahah, I am actually super surprised by how many people have said “I do the same thing!”. I love it though, I guess that’s one of the points of a blog. Finding new people to relate to. Good luck to you and us on our blogging adventure. We’ll show ’em all!