I get nervous and anxious when I see a post getting a lot of views. I feel like I’ve really put myself out there, for one. Free and open for judgement and criticism. And secondly, I feel like I have to perform now. I have to come back with something just as good as my last post. I have to keep the momentum going.
I wrote a post last night, about my nightly ritual. But it was just so boring and I didn’t feel good about publishing it because it wasn’t as “exciting” as my last post. I’m pathetic, I know.
And then, I got this in the mail today, from a blogging friend.
Tiffany, from A Touch of Grace, sent me this little gift with a card. I’ve never met her in person, just communicated between our blogs. This totally put back into perspective why blogging is so special to me and what I don’t want to forget, which is that I blog to connect, not to impress.
I’m pretty sure Tiffany isn’t expecting me to write posts that make her fist pump every time she reads them. She doesn’t read my blog because I’m some huge, impressive blogger, obviously. She’s my friend because we’ve connected over a period of time, through small posts and big posts. But mainly the small posts. The every day posts.
So thank you, friend, for reminding me that it’s okay to publish my boring, mundane life posts. The ones that we’ve connected over. The ones where we get to know each other’s kiddos and what our daily lives look like as moms, what recipes we’re making and what we did on the weekend. I think those are the most important posts anyway.