Apologies and Get Out While You Can

It seems that even before I started blogging, there was copious advice out there on how to get people to read your posts. As years went on and the internet chatter got louder, there were more and more experts out there who could guide you in acquiring readers. Now, I receive numerous emails per week giving me advice on how to increase my readership. I even get them in comments through my blog, and ironically, I’ll probably receive some (that I’ll erase) even on this post.

For years, I’ve told myself that to “make it” as a writer, I needed to write lots of content that was important to my readers. I made up blogging schedules that I never kept for long, tried to dream up content that people might like, and basically put on the shackles of what I was “supposed to do.” I also felt like a failure when I didn’t keep the schedule or create enough content of value.

In other words, I did a crappy job and I felt terrible about it. But I’ve discovered a new way to blogging happiness. I’m firing myself.

From now on, I’m going to write what I like, when I like to write it. My posts don’t have to be worthy of my readers;  they just have to be worthy of me – and my standards aren’t nearly as high.

So, fair warning, future posts are not going to be well studied, or wise, or inspiring. In fact, they’re probably going to be random and weird. That’s not a promise either though. Boring and mundane is just as likely.

So if you know you can’t take it and you’re not my mom or my best friend, unsubscribe now. I will not blame you! And no, this isn’t a Lemony Snickett ploy to intrigue you. One of my biggest “gifts” is overwhelming, almost uncomfortable sincerity. Sorry.

And yet I’m not really sorry.

However, I am sorry for not being sorry. So there you have it – a sincere apology.

Blessings!

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6 Comments

  1. See I am not a writer and I only write when I feel like it. You go Angela, if it isn’t fun don’t do it. Just say. hugs.

  2. ROTFL: “One of my biggest “gifts” is overwhelming, almost uncomfortable sincerity.” One of mine, sigh, is absolutely freaky, uncool, geeky, super sincere enthusiasm.

    And I LOVE that you’re going to blog sincerely for yourself. That is the most valuable thing you can give any reader. 🙂

  3. Funny enough, I think this is the first time that I have seen one of your blogs, Angela, and I love it! Lol
    Don’t really know I’ve missed, but hope to read more of your stuff in future.
    Enjoy your new road!

  4. Honestly, you are a trooper for blogging at all.
    All my followers are going to get is the occasional update or promo offer, and possibly a few videos.
    😀 You may have fired yourself, but I wasn’t even willing to hire me in the first place!
    Anyway, sounds like a great plan. You should throw a pink-slip party!
    :)T

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