When I first started my blog- I had been blogging with my cousin over on her blog. I felt as though I was not quite fitting with her audience. I wanted to grow my own audience. I wanted to be my own boss, along with having complete creative control. Now I am not at all, discounting the audience my cousin has built for herself! She has done an amazing job of creating a loyal audience. But her blog just wasn’t for me. So I branched out! Got my own domain and hosting and created my own audience all from scratch.
I’ll be honest- I started my blog to make money. I was about to have a baby and was searching for a way I could make money from home. I thought it would be super easy and would come overnight. Well, it wasn’t easy and it didn’t come overnight. I have shed sweat blood and tears during my blogging journey.
I felt like “Why bother writing if no one is listening?” or “Why do I put myself out there if no one cares?”. Well because people are reading and people do care! Who am I to devalue the people who support me because I’m not getting 100K page views a day like some bloggers, Or because the 2300 people that follow me on Instagram aren’t as good of followers than the 1 million some have? I have worked so HARD for my little 2300 Follower-Fam! And I’m DAMN PROUD of all of my supporters because they don’t care about all the glitz and the glam that I don’t have. All I know is- if my blog stops growing tomorrow, and I am still happy doing what I’m doing, I’m going to keep doing it! I’m not valued as a person by the number of people who support me! I’m valued as a person when I can be completely content with my audience who loves and supports me no matter what!
SO HERE’S TO ALL THE OG’S! YOU ARE APPRECIATED! AND I WILL NEVER CHANGE WHO I AM BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF SUPPORTERS I GET!
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