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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guest Post: Do You.

You guys, I am so blessed to have this beautiful momma-to-be guest posting for me today.  She is such an incredible person and such an inspiration to me.  Thank you, Molly, for sharing your advice on stepping outside the box with us.

Hey y'all! My name is Molly and I blog about fashion, my life, my faith, my dogs, and a whole lot of whatnot over at still being [molly]. I am SO excited to be guest blogging for my sweet friend Lins today! You know, one of the most common questions I get when I tell someone about my blog is: well, what do you blog about? And the answer is always: anything I want. And sometimes, people look at me like I have a third eye. When I started my blog back in 2007 (I don't count my Live Journal... now THAT thing was embarrassing) it was a bunch of my random thoughts on life from a more "comedic" perspective and I would often write about social media. Because you know, social media was new and hip at the time. And as I continued blogging, I often felt trapped - like I could ONLY blog about personal or professional things. And my blog started to suffer because of it. People just kinda stopped reading. And, while I'd still blog even if really no one read it, having readers is fuel for a writer. And yes, bloggers are writers. Well, most are, at least. And so, I just started writing about what I wanted to write about. I didn't care what I THOUGHT I should be writing about. I just started writing from the heart. Whether that was an outfit post, a recipe I recently made, a recap of my weekend, a heartfelt journey to financial freedom - I didn't care. I wrote for me. And suddenly people started reading it again. And more and more people started reading it. And that only fueled me more. And I've continued to keep that mindset. I blog for me. I'm weird, I'm goofy, I'm a total NERD, and I'll never be decked out in all designer duds. I am just fine with Target, Wal-Mart, and Old Navy. Although I do lurve me some J.Crew. Oh how do I lurve me some J.Crew. But that's neither here nor there. I've realized that as I've gotten older and as I've matured (in both my personal AND my professional life), I am much happier when I'm not trying to please everyone else. My innate desire to please everyone around me started hindering my growth. I was being held back - even in my blog. I've realized that when you take an attitude of loving and being confident in what you're doing, whatever it is, and serving others selflessly and gracefully, you'll be a whole lot happier. And people will see that. And they'll be happier. And then it's just a big, old, happy, fun world. A blog world. Real world. Work world. Whatever. You name it. So, if you're a blogger, blog for YOU. Not for others. Your readers will love you for it. They really will.    

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5 comments:

  1. thank you so much for having me, lins!! <3 you!

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