A few months ago, on October 18th to be exact, I wrote a blog post. I was pretty proud of it and in it I “penned” these words:
Today, I come to the Internet feeling somewhat like a failure. I wrote that post and three others in October, which I felt was pretty good. Then, in November, I really didn’t know what to write about. I had ideas but never felt confident and sure of the content. I stopped and it’s been about a month since I posted on my blog.
It’s discouraging to me because my whole idea was to produce original content and get myself out there. I wanted to be contributing, growing, and stretching myself creatively. When I look at the situation in this light I feel like I have failed because what have I contributed? A few posts on Dribbble, a few retweets on Twitter and a really cute picture of my dogs?! Yeah, I have been active just not in the ways I wanted to be.
This post today is a pick me up and an encouragement to myself to keep at it. In my blog hiatus I have researched, planned, and learned a lot to help with my blogging (I think). I have come up with a decent editorial calendar to help me have a better plan. I am writing and posting this so that seems like a step in the right direction.
Today isn’t about dwelling on the past and my “failures” but about taking the things I have learned and thought about this last month and applying them to today, tomorrow, and the future. It all reminds me of the post from Full Stop Interactive today where they said, “Well, because it took five years to get here, and thousands of simple decisions and consequences paved the way.” Nothing (well, virtually nothing) grows to be the best overnight. It’s a tough journey most of the time. Just like they said in their post, great things don’t just happened, they take a lot of time and hard work. Thanks guys for the reminder and the honesty in your blog post. Here’s to working hard and trying my best!