Stop Worrying About What Others Think
Hi friends. Life has taken over my life. Some ups and downs as usual. I sit at my computer hours on end doing research, social networking, and mostly staring at a plank “new post” page. I haven’t been inspired to write much. I have a million things I could write about and about a dozen rough drafts, but none are calling to be finished. I’ve thought about shutting down the blog. I’ve thought about rebranding and relaunching (which I still might do)… and it’s not that I’m not motivated at all, I’ve actually started drawing again and am working on some cool projects (you’ll see soon).
I think what the hold up is when it comes to my blog is that I’ve been holding myself back a bit. You know… so to not step on anyones toes, or rub someone the wrong way. I know that I cannot please everyone and I know that my blog content is not for everyone. Some people enjoy reading about kittens or knitting or the war on the middle east. You won’t find any of that here.
I’m not shutting down my blog, but you may start to notice a bit more rawness. They may be the occasional f-bomb and whatnot. I’m working on having another writer sharing his opinions on life matters from a male perspective. I’m over trying to cater to everyone. I’ll still do the food porn posts and healthy tips, but I’ll also be writing about things closer to the heart.
For those of you out there with a blog/website, how do you stay motivated and how do you express yourself in your writing without being attached to what others think? I know we all go through it, I’d like to hear about your processes.
The way my life has been going lately it feels as if I’m being forced by the universe to let the fuck go of any expectations. Like the universe is taking my hand and leading me down a path a was afraid to go down myself. Now looking back, it isn’t so bad, actually it’s quite beautiful. It feels like layers have been peeled back from my eyes and can now see how much I worry about what others thinks about everything I do! Letting go of all of that now.
Even as I write this I’m thinking, “is anybody even going to read this, does anybody even care, does anybody even read my blog”. None of that matters. What matters is that I’m expressed fully and I feel good about it. I value each and every one of your opinions, but I can’t worry about what you think. If you like it great, keep coming back, if you don’t, thank you for stopping by.
Let this lesson for myself be a lesson for you to let go of worrying about what others think. It takes up too much head space. Express yourself in a way that feels good to you, people will figure out their place, life goes on. Loving you.