1.02.2012

Embrace Your Blog

Happy Monday Party People.

I love when I receive inspiration for a blog post just out of the blue.
Like one minute you are thinking
"Welp, it's gonna be a sucky week on the blog because I have zilch to write about"
and then wham bam thank you ma'm--something happens and you think
"Waaa-la! I have a blog post"

Well, yesterday this exact thing happened to me. 
It was like any other day-I went to check my email for the 127th time {in an hour}
and I had an email waiting for me from a precious girl
{whom you will have the opportunity to meet this month}
inquiring about sponsoring on my blog.

In the email she went on about how she was questionable if I would want her to sponsor my blog or not--
All because her blog isn't specific to anything.
No crafts, No Recipes, Nothing real "exciting" {so she says}.
Just Her.
Her Life.
And whatever she wants to write about.

While reading her words, my head started to explode with different thoughts.
It took me back to a place where I was when I began blogging.

You see--I had thoughts of blogging for quite sometime before I actually started.
I just would never act on it.
I kept telling myself
"What is there to blog about?! You have no real talents to share with the world-
You don't specialize in Crafting, Recipes, Photography, Blah Blah Blah"
So I didn't.
Instead, I kept wishing I would find a reason I could blog.

I am so glad that on February 1st, I thought--the heck with it.
I am going to write.
I have no clue what I am going to write about, but I am going to write.
And so I did.
And suddenly my wishes turned to reality.


So often I will be in discussion with somebody and the topic will get brought up about how I blog.
Of course they always ask
"What do you blog about?!"
And up until recently, I would cringe on the inside.
"Uhhh....I don't really know?! Nothing really?!"
And then I would secretly hope that they wouldn't start reading it because Lord knows what they would think of me after reading my non-sense.

I am so thankful that I have now come to a place where I am confident with my blog.
My blog is a reflection of me.
I write about what I want to write about, whenever I want to write about it.
Whether that be about some of  my {several} awkward moments--
the day I scored good deals thrifting--
I love it all.

I think it is time we stop feeling the need to justify our blogs-or why we blog-etc etc.

Do it because you love it.

And if you are doing it, you might as well embrace it.

Cheers To You, Me, Your Blog, My Blog.
Whatever it is you write about--
May you embrace it, love it, and own it.


In celebration of doing the above,
I thought this post would be a good time to show off your work.
Your blog is your masterpiece, share it with the world.
Link up below so myself and others can enjoy your space on the world wide web.

And if you so desire--
pass the word along to your readers via your blog, Facebook, or Twitter that you've done so, so that they can do the same.
The more the merrier :)

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41 comments:

  1. Love this :) So true though! Your blog doesn't have to be about one thing, it can be about anything!

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  2. Great idea, Erin! My blog doesn't have a direct path--it's just about me and my life!

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  3. Love love love it! I almost didn't start my blog because I had no "focus"... now I realize that my focus IS MY LIFE (and sharing all my fun adventures) hahaha my blog has come quite a long way since the beginning... :)

    xo,
    Ashley

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  4. Amen! I was seriously in the same position as you before I started blogging. Didn't have anything specific so I held off, then one day I did it. At first it was a lot of trial and error, but I have now found what I enjoy talking about and sharing with my followers and I LOVE it!!!

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  5. Great post! Mine is also rather "niche-less". I'm going to share a link to this post.....and I'm officially a follower. Love your blog, girl!

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  6. Um, this is legit the greatest idea to ever hit the blogosphere! How did we not think of this sooner?! I am just now getting confident with my blog. Thanks for doing this! Xo Magan

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  7. I love this so much. You are seriously a genius.

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  8. Such an amazing post! I agree 100%. Keep doing it if you love it- and I've really grown to LOVE it. Happy New Year, girlie!

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  9. couldn't agree more! thanks for sharing your heart

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  10. Once again you are SPOT ON!! xoxo

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  11. Great post, Erin! I can totally relate. I just started my blog...it took me two years to get myself together and actually write something. Now that I have, I feel like my lack of focus gives me the freedom to write about anything that pops into my head. I'm loving your blog, by the way! :) Cori

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  12. Love this post. I've been blogging for about a year, but still haven't told most of the people in my "real" life about it. I guess I also think they would read my nonsense and think less of me somehow? Or that I was crazy? Who knows, ha! Here's hoping that this year, I can actually gain that confidence that you have about your blog. :-)

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  13. I love this!

    Amanda @ Lillys&Lollipops

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  14. Amen sistah! Loved your post girl!! Thanks for hosting a fun party! Off to meet new friends :) XOXO

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  15. AMEN!

    I totally linked up! :D

    I've been blogging about my non-sense for more than 11 years. I love to read some of my older entries to see where I've been compared to where I am now. :)

    My current blog only has entries as far back as 2004, but I have some of my older stuff on my computer.

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  16. This is one of the many reasons that I love reading your blog Erin! I've wanted to sponsor but like your new sponsor (who I can't wait to meet) I blog about regular life, nothing special no recipes, my amateur pictures, and just everyday me... I will definitely consider taking that challenge now because of you!

    Thank you so much for this link up! Can't wait to meet some new friends!

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  17. This is a great idea for a post! So many of us feel that people will judge us for blogging - regardless of the topic - perhaps your link up will give everyone the courage to speak more freely about their blogs.

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  18. I love this post! I find myself caught in that rut quite often. This is great encouragement though!

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  19. Loved this post! Thanks so much for the encouragement! Your blog is a daily read...love it. Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to link up and support each other!

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  20. Love this linkup! Great way to meet new bloggers. I just love your blog!

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  21. Thanks for sharing! It was hard for me to figure out who I was in blogging and it's honestly something I will probably work at as long as I write a blog! But if we knew what we were doing all the time, it wouldn't be any fun ; )

    Such a great way to meet new friends! Thanks so much!!

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  22. my blog is all over the place....pretty much like me ;) i love this post because it makes me feel better about embracing my chaos.

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  23. This is fantastic!
    I am with you in being crazy all over the place :)
    I like it, though - keeps things interesting!

    You're awesome.
    xo,
    Jessica

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  24. Love this! I recently gave my blog a name change and a new platform... anything goes! Here's to ringing in the new year and just being us... those crazy normal people :)

    xoxo Teresa
    formerly of Teresa: Life and Style, newly Delightfully Darling.

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  25. SO TRUE! I love this and you said it so well! (I love your sense of humor) :) 2012 is gonna be awesome :)

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  26. I love this!! SO true..I always thought I didn't have anything specific to write about or say, but it's about me! Thanks for sharing!!

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  27. What a great post. Randomness is the best when writing about life. Why just focus on one thing?
    Loving your blog. Have a great 2012!

    leah@myskinnytale

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  28. Random is my middle name! Love your blog post! Thanks!!

    BTW, I love your blog. :)

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  29. you are so right! love this. thanks for the linkup :)

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  30. I love this post. Thank you for the link up, I will definitely be checking out some of these blogs. :)

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  31. Love this post!! I felt that way about my blog, I never wanted to get a bunch of followers because I figured people didn't want to read what I had to say. But I've learned to embrace my blog. I love writing and blogging makes me happy.

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  32. gosh i love this post. i feel that way right now. when i feel really great about my blog ill get good responses to my post and it feels wonderful. and then ill start going what am i doing with this thing? i mean im not cute syd @thedaybook and i sure as heck cant cook! lol this was a great inspiration! thanks girl!

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  33. This is exactly what I needed to read! I recently started my blog and I've questioned whether what I'm writing about is interesting to other people, even though it's interesting to me. Thanks for this!
    I just stumbled across your blog and I'm loving it already!

    Brigid
    www.overthethresholdblog.com

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  34. I love this. I am new to blogging, same as you I thought about it for awhile and didn't think I had anything to really say, then just though "oh well, here goes!". I love your blog and I am a new follower!

    xo-Leah

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  35. Amen Sista... I know this is an old post. Just reading the best of LIY. My blog has no rhyme or rhythm. That's just the way I like it.

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  36. Just discovered your delicious little blog and I'm in love. And kind of stalking too... But I'm glad I came across this! I love inspiration goodies! Thanks lady!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)