Summer is one heck of a time to be a blogger. Gardens need weeding, kids need feeding, and our blogs end up taking a back seat to family vacations, mowing the grass, and a never-ending barrage of graduation parties and weddings.
Even though I set up a spiffy summer work plan and have actually been following it for the most part (no lie!), there are still days when life happens and blogging doesn’t.
Whether we’re cutting back on our blogging by choice or by chance, most of us end up with that icky ‘falling behind’ feeling sooner or later. Once there, our minds quickly go into ‘I-suck-as-a-blogger’ overdrive, reminding us of all the things we ‘could or should’ be doing. Convinced that every other blogger in the planetary system is doing and getting more of everything than we are, we’re soon feeding a budding case of blogger envy with a steady diet of ‘poor-me’ sandwiches.
Well, I’ve been there and done that, and I absolutely, positively, refuse to do it again today.
Because the truth is, no matter what does or doesn’t happen with my blogging or with your blogging today, we’ve all come a loooooong way from the first day we started down this road. We’ve learned, created, and shared things day-after-day, and it’s about darn time we give ourselves credit for our accomplishments.
So let’s do it. Instead of thinking about what’s not getting done, let’s pat our own backs, toot our own horns, and high-five ourselves until we finally, truly, and totally appreciate just how much progress we’ve already made.
Here’s to you and how far you’ve come. You all continue to inspire, motivate, and amaze me.
Your turn: What’s something you’ve had to learn, do, or overcome to get where you are today?