This is for all you fellow bloggers out there who are currently experiencing a dark or blurred period of your blogging life.
I too am somewhere in the middle (is it like a weather forecast?) of that experience, and it’s an awful thing… at least so it seems. It’s like this huge block of shadow is covering your connection to the thinking part of the brain, isn’t it? Sometimes you get a glimpse of an idea behind this shadow, but then it’s gone almost just as quickly – hiding behind it. That’s what I visualize nevertheless.
Now I just may have a “solution” for both you and me:
It is the expectations of people & us being brainwashed by them, which make this shadow.
Whenever I talk to someone about blogging, they, and I too, immediately start to say things like “oh I wish I could make a living off of it someday…” or: “wouldn’t it be nice to make money just from having a blog?” And when I search the internet for inspiration, I always end up reading somebody’s success story, or subscribing to some big Youtuber – people living off of the internet.
All of this dreaming of the ego, my craving, lust or desires for economical safety, which I’m sure is a part of it, but also the pure lust for money leads my head to believe that THAT is success. That money or even just economical safety is the goal. Don’t get me wrong – economical safety is, I believe, one of the foundations for happiness. But that’s not why we blog, is it?
Here’s the life changer:
Money & superficial success is NOT the goal.
We made our blogs to get something from within our hearts out and in to the dozens, maybe hundred or even thousands of hearts, that may be following each of our blogs in this fantastic community.
The thing hiding behind the shadow our head created, is our heart! This is where I started this blog, and this is where I will take it again. The goal is happiness. Happiness is the success.
The expectations from other people’s heads – not their hearts – and from our own head, has taken over. Now is the time to FEEL our way back from the misguiding, shadowy tour of THINKING.
I hope this realization will help you as it has helped me.
If you are in such a period of you blogging life & don’t know exactly what to do, the next post might help you a bit further down the right path for your heart, as I will write what I did to somewhat cure this discomfort.
Thanks for reading and sticking with me so far. I appreciate it J