BlogHer 2011 – Thoughts #1
My first BlogHer.
I still feel like I’m processing all I learned, heard, saw, felt, and experienced. I have a feeling I will write quite a few posts sharing all my thoughts as I sort it all out. (Hence the #1 in the title above). This one is just an expression of how I feel a day after returning home.
I’ll be honest, not sure if it’s just that I’m still catching up on sleep, but, during the day today, while I was at work, I began feeling a little bit “less-than” as a blogger. At times, I feel as if I have a pretty clear vision of how I want this blog to be. I feel like I know what I want to share and focus on, while also leaving it open and fun aiming for a positive reading experience. Then, at BlogHer, I heard some extremely passionate, intense, professional bloggers speak and began questioning my ability and my whole purpose.
Tonight, I feel a bit calmer. I think I was feeling this self-imposed pressure that I should get very “serious” and push this blogging business to the max.
Reality check time.
I’m not there yet. This blog is still growing and has to grow at a rate that I’m comfortable with and fits within my life as a person who also has a job to work at, an incredible husband to travel with, a super-cute bulldog to walk and play with, grandsons to spend quality time with, daughters and friends to laugh with, vegan recipes to make, green tips to try, gardens to maintain, photographs to take, crafts to create, etc. All the things that make my life fun AND give me motivation for the blog posts I write.
In other words, I gotta keep it real.
There, I feel better already, just sharing these thoughts. Phew, thank you.
Now, it’s off to catch up on some much needed sleep.
Stay tuned for some actual details of my weekend including my session with “Jimmy Dean” – yes, I’m a vegan and yes, they are known for their sausages. How’s that for creating intrigue?