Dear Bloggers Who Have Been Around for 2 Months and Already Have 1000+ Followers,
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I'll be honest, I am a jealous, jealous person sometimes. It is not my most flattering quality, but admitting my problem is the first step, right? I am so resentful of successful bloggers.
Not all of them. I can't even imagine how much time and energy is spent by some of my favorite "big bloggers." Drafting quality posts five times a week, organizing monthly giveaways and link-ups, answering all those e-mails. It's exhausting just thinking about it!
My beef is with the girls who have created their "brand" and have developed a following, but have nothing to say. The girls who are in the business of sales and have no interest in the writing aspect.
Like I said, my jealousy is an ugly, embarrassing quality, but it remains just the same.
I think I figured out my problem, though. These girls that have me green with envy are successful because they know how to sell.
How to sell the Army wife life.
How to sell cloth-diapering, baby-wearing, homemade baby food-making Mommyhood.
How to sell being a DIY, thrifting genius.
Which brings me to a sad realization: I have nothing to sell.
I will never have a wildly successful blog with followers in the thousands.
But you know what? I think I'm okay with it.
I am in the kitchen far less than I would like to admit, I don't recycle on the regular, and my outfits will never be "OOTD" worthy.
But there are fundamental things I do know about myself:
I love my husband more than I ever thought I could love a person.
I strive to love like Jesus.
I want to leave this world a better place.
I love cutoff jeans and sundresses.
I believe in counting my blessings, always.
I love to write, and I love to blog.
This is my brand.
And for the 300+ of you who like it, thank you.