And make it worth it.

I’m starting to wonder about this blogging thing. Why people do it. Really, why other people do it.

It just seems more and more lately that bloggers are trying to one up each other – I don’t like my kids more than you, I work and it’s harder and I’m not lazy, I stay at home and it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, my day sucked wah-wah-wah – rather than really writing.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, write about whatever you want. It’s your blog after all.

But don’t write it just to sound like you don’t have it together so that other moms will either distastefully respond or praise you like you’re the only mom who has ever said things are hard. Oh, and then they can share your post and you can get TONS of page views.

Because that’s really why you’re writing it right? For more page views? I mean, does it really do anything for your kids to tell them online, publicly, that you don’t like them? Does it make you LIKE your kids more by bitching about them and not trying to really figure out how to make your relationship and parenting better?

Dude, I’ve been there. I’ve even written things somewhat like this. But not to get views, because seriously, I’m not read by that many people. I’ve written those posts to try to better understand my children and to better understand myself, as a mother and a woman. I pray that is your intention as well. Because it really doesn’t seem like it lately. And I’m kind of tired of reading about it.

Write about something else every once in awhile. Try to write about something you love to do. (Dude, I love to sing and dance. And one day, I’ll write about how bad I probably am, but totally don’t care.) Write about what you’ve learned from your crappy day instead of just complaining about it. At least try to make it funny if you’re going to complain – joke about your joke of a day to at least make it appealing for me to read.

Just stop complaining and “page view wanting” EVERY. SINGLE. POST.

Show me that your blogging and sharing has taught you something about yourself (more than you just know how to complain).

Just. Write. 

And make it worth it.

3 thoughts on “And make it worth it.

  1. Jennie Rader

    Its funny, aside from one or two, I really only read friend’s blogs….and recipe sites:) I probably stopped reading mommy blogs for all the reasons you mentioned. But there are some that inspire. Inspire me to do better in my home, be more intentional, let grace abound more freely. Of course I compare myself to the supermoms at times, but there are some really inspiring moms out there and they have encouraged me to re-adjust my attitude and my mission for mothering.
    And then there is my blog, which is mostly pics for our extended family….and not really interesting to anyone who doesnt know me:)

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  2. CJ

    Oh, you have hit the nail on the head! Blogging is about writing. About an outlet. About expression, learning and leaning on one another. And yet, it’s become a pissing match. How can I stand out? How can I offend someone enough to drive traffic to my blog? Blah, blah, blah.

    Just WRITE. Be accurate. Share. Support. Offer.

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