Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sometimes I wonder why I even try

I love that I have this blog.  I have met some wonderful people just because I have a blog.  I have gotten to try some really awesome products just because I have this blog.  I have an outlet to share fitness and health tips, advice on how to deal with anxiety, my favorite recipes and, if I do say so myself, my wicked awesome Workout Wednesday feature where I introduce my readers to someone that is so inspirational and strong with working out and eating right.
I am doing something totally wrong.
I feel like I have some really great readers out there.  I love hearing comments from all of you.
I feel like there are businesses out there that take me seriously and allow me to review and giveaway their products.
I am so honored that so many have let me share their health and fitness stories.
And I didn't really start this to be popular or make money...but...

I go to other blogs.  Lots of different blogs.
And everyone has more followers than me.  I know, I know.  The Google Friend Connect number means not so much.  Say the people with a bazillion friends.  I have held at 39 for well, ever.  DON'T GET ME WRONG I love all 39 of you!  I do!  But when I am reading other blogs and see their GFC number at 398 or 1,239 or 33,781 I can't help but feel a little sting.

And when I hold a contest and have 50 entries but then head to another blog with hundreds or thousands of hurts.  And I feel bad for the company that felt I was a good fit to promote them.

I'm not looking for fame or fortune with my blog, but I am looking to reach the most people I can.
And, I will readily admit, I thrive off of constant feedback.  Even if it is "constructive criticism" at least it's attention.  And I enjoy succeeding at what I do and I feel like I am totally not cutting it here in blogland.
So, if you are reading this and you can tell me what I am doing wrong, please do!
I advertise on other blogs.
I offer ad space.  PS- I can't even get anyone to SWAP with me.  Seriously.
I do product promotions and giveaways.
I tweet.
I Pin.
I Facebook.
I Instagram.
I write guest posts and comment on other blogs as much as possible.
I try to share about myself without oversharing.
I try to keep it fun and positive.  Excluding this post, of course.
And, most importantly, I feel like I am posting helpful, fun information.  Maybe I'm not.  I don't know.

Sorry, this is a complete whine fest and I really shouldn't be whining at all today.


  1. I don't have any advice because I'm an "old school" writer. We were told to write to please yourself. But I know it's not easy to feel like a town crier in a ghost town. Hang in there Sweet Little Sally.

    1. Nothing screams "old school" like using the phrase "like a town crier in a ghost town."
      What's a town crier? What's a ghost town? <----said the teenager

  2. I read somewhere that it takes a year of blogging to really see success. I am starting to think that is so. It will happen Sally, there is a reason I keep coming back and reading your posts! Hang in there and success will happen!

    1. Thanks for all of the encouragement. I am just shy of a year so maybe there is a one year itch with blogging? Dunno.

  3. I commented on this last night! Where did it go :(. Anyways, I just said to hang in there and continue to enjoy blogging. I like your blog and I think you are cool so shouldn't that count for something?? LOL!

    As a side note, you might get more comments without that word verification. I do hate that.

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

    1. Yes! I remember you saying that before about the word verification. I need to get that off of here.
      Thank you for the encouragement and for READING!

    2. Your word verification just got me again!!! Ugh.

      And I didn't even know you responded to this until I came back and checked. I'm not sure people actually come back and look at the replies? I never do when I read blogs. I always reply in e-mail so the person knows I am reading what they say.

      Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

  4. Saw this an immediately thought of your post here.

    Although from what I gather from the hundreds of blogs I read (I might have a problem), it boils down to lots of time, lots of posts and lots of luck. I think you should just write what you want to write and then if people like it, they will keep reading! Don't try to force it. Good luck.

    1. Thanks for this!
      And, yes, I need to not force it. I don't want to overexpose myself or seem to needy.


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