Bittersweet Honesty and Moving Foward

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In all honesty guys I have to admit  that this blog was kicking my butt. I think I had begun to put so much pressure on myself that it was actually leaving me kind of frustrated and blocked. My whole point for starting this blog was to have fun and share and connect with other food lovers like me but somewhere along the way the Virgo in me took over and I started comparing myself and my blog to others.

My blog is a little over a year old and still very small, and instead of being excited about going into the kitchen to whip up something new and captivating, I found myself becoming really frustrated. Lately every kitchen session was on this pressure of “Gotta create new content! Gotta create new content!” and it was really affecting my baking mojo. So I had to take a deep breath and realize that no one really cares and no one is putting that pressure on me but me.

I also realized that everybody works differently, and to put out the best content I can I just have to work the way that’s best for me and be true to myself. If I pressure myself like that and just start posting things just to have content or because I feel like I have to keep up and not because I am truly excited or really want to share something that would be cheating myself, my readers and my future readers.

So I’m revamping my work methods and possibly my blog. I have decided to enjoy this place and time and my blog. I will take my time and make sure that what I’m posting is quality and that it took time, effort and a considerable amount of trial and error. This is the place where I get to share a part of myself and express my creativity.

Every day I would browse my favorite blogs with mixed emotions. There would be joy because I love reading them and being inspired and then there would be a little bit frustration and I would start to think my pictures will never be that beautiful or I can never be that funny and clever and everything they post is so amazing and  I can never be that good. Then a thought occurred to me, the hell with it. This is my blog, my rules and my way. I truly believe (Cliché alert! Cliché Alert!) If you build it they will come”.

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So I guess I’m just asking you guys to bear with me and to come along with me on this journey. I’m still learning and growing and I’m okay with that. I may not be able to blow your mind with new and exciting content 3 times a week But know that what I am posting I’m excited about and I’m busting at the seams to share it with you. Maybe my baby blog will be huge one day and that would be awesome but if it doesn’t so what. I’m in it for the food, the possible new friends and the fun.

 

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