Staying Great

I apologize in advance, but this is about to be funny to me lol.

Before I get into this post, I want to give you the five things I hear when people I know in my personal life questions me about my blog and says certain things:

  1. Don't Write about me or mention my name!
  2. How can you tell so much about your personal life?
  3. Aren't you worried about what jobs will think if they found your blog?
  4. Aren't you scared of criticism from strangers?
  5. Won't you get tired of writing the same thing?

So these are the questions that I typically get from people that are curious as to how blogging works, which is completely fine by me, but there comes a line where those questions become a tad bit annoying and condescending. I mean it's all cool to have questions about the process, but to start to kind of come off as a bit douchey about the process is another thing. Now there are a whole bunch of questions that are also attached to the aforementioned questions above that are also annoying, but those are the first five that I could think of that bothered me the most.

There's not really much to say about this topic on this post, I just wanted to make people aware who don't blog, vlog or host podcasts that it is a very strenuous process when it comes to making quality content. Don't get me wrong, constructive criticism is always welcomed when you deal with any kind of craft, but there comes a point when its constructive and just willfully ignorant. But at the end of these little chit chats that I have with people about blogging I tell them what it's in my slogan for the site; either you feel me or you don't. That's been in the slogan since I made the switch and it's there for a reason, and I stand by it.

If you're a blogger, vlogger or a host of a podcast, it's ok to tell those people, and you know who they are, to shove it. There comes a point where you have to say, "hey this is my baby and this is what I take pride in". It's ok to tell people that what you're doing is what you want to do, it's what you want had envisioned for what you're doing and that's what you're completely fine with the direction that it's going. It's ok to take in any kind of criticism and refuse the ones that are coming off as not helpful, that's what I wanted to get across.

I know a lot of the times bloggers and hosts alike get really down by the comments that people have about their product and I'm here to tell you that some words are heavier than others and others are lighter than air. So take a lot of it for a grain of salt and just keep in mind what you wanted to accomplish and stick to your goals and you'll get there. Life is like water, it's fluid and the tide is always changing, the only thing you can do is keep getting better at what you're doing and you'll be fine, I promise. And if all else fails, revert back to the picture above and that's pretty much the rules at which you're obligated to, as long as it's not harmful to anyone else or yourself.

Stay the course and be true to yourself, cause at the end of the day, that's all that matters.

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