Here We Go Again.

I don’t know why I keep doing this… I start this blog up, write a few posts, and I LOVE it. Then, I start paying attention the numbers; the page views, the followers, etc. I worry that because I don’t really have a niche, no one is going to read what I have to write. Apparently that stresses me out a bit and I end up quitting altogether. What’s the deal with that? “Lifestyle blogging” is TOTALLY A THING. (I’m lookin at you guys, Helene & Taylor.) I also have no obligation to be here and write interesting posts. So what am I so worried about?

The same thing keeps bringing me back, though. This is a place to put my thoughts, emotions, and everything else out into the world. One main reason I started this blog was because I knew I had a story to tell. I suffered from depression and anxiety for almost 10 years, and somehow managed to come out of it better than I ever was before. That’s something I know I have to share with the world. This seems to perfect place to do so.

I love the Internet, I love social media, and from the small bits I’ve seen, I love the blogging community. So for now, I’m back. I won’t say I’m here to stay, because who knows if I will or not. But for now, I’m here. I’ll be focusing on writing posts that matter to me, and trying to stay away from the “fluff” posts. Screw the numbers. This is for me.

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  • Tiffany Griffin

    Keep it up! Blogging is a great place to share your thoughts and you never know where it will take you!

    http://www.flauntandcenter.com

  • Try not to worry about the numbers ( I know we all do !! ) I too suffered with anxiety and depression and I know that is a niche in itself – keep writing Erin πŸ™‚

  • Ammu

    Keep Going Erin as long as you want to do this. We all start worrying about the numbers as niche bloggers. But currently I enjoy what I do. I’m not interested in the numbers (at least for now).

  • JT

    There’s a lot of posts about technique out there, so I’m not really going to add to the chorus since I’m a newish blogger.

    Writing has been a great catharsis for me. I hope it is for you as well.

  • Sharon Glascoe

    Yes! Don’t worry about the numbers, girl. Just remember why you like to do this and it will fuel your productivity.

  • Susanne

    You do NOT have to have a niche!!!!! Blogs about various topics are so much more interesting!!!! (unless it’s a topic I’m really REALLY passionate about) I hope you can come back to blogging without worrying about the numbers. Of course you’ll want to know the visitor count now and then but focus on why you blog instead.. and do what YOU want to do.

  • Lillian Stevens

    Keep on keeping on! I think it’s about blogging because you love it, not looking at stats and finding your target audience.

  • victoria lee (@ohmissengineer)

    Erin! I’ve been following your blog for a while and I love reading your stuff for real. I recently had some major life events happen and had to take a break from blogging and it made me realize how much I miss being able to write words. I don’t care what people think about my writing. I do it for me. You should do this for you. I’ll still read. <3

    Victoria | Oh Miss Engineer