You might not make it.
In Blogging. You might not make it.
Many of us have different reasons for why we blog. A lot of the time, I read about women who want to be the next big thing – or at least have a really popular mom blog.
Then there’s more comments, more traffic, more publicity.
Bigger Twitter numbers. Speaking at blogging conferences. Being offered a book/magazine publication.
What if it never happens? What if your numbers stay about the same, even if you blog consistently for the next few years? What if you don’t get more comments, if you go to conferences and no one really knows who you are, if you only write for yourself?
Will you be ok with that? Will you stop blogging and focus on something else? Keep going?
Let’s face it – we can’t, and aren’t, all going to be like Dooce. So then what? Where does that leave you? What will you do if this happens – if you wake up one day 3 years into this and are exactly where you are right now? Do you love writing enough to do it anyway, or will you tell yourself, “This isn’t my thing, not my gift, and that’s ok.”
I’m curious as to what you think about this.