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 entries...it 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 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.