My TopMommyBlogs status is now number 6, and I'm totally complaining. How dare these talented people put their funny, touching, well-developed blogs on the same listing as mine! Sheesh! On the blog complaining front, let me throw this in - why is Free Therapy only number 10? Why isn't Pretty All True number one overall? WHY!?!
When I decided to start a blog, it was my way of not feeling so isolated, so all by myself with a lack of adult conversation and companionship. R was preparing to deploy and I was seriously freaking out internally. I have to admit, I secretly hoped 'Someone' would stumble across the blog by accident, be stunned by my panache and way of looking at the world, and be able to bring my blog to 'Someone else's' attention. Hey, stuff like that happens all the time. Why not?!?
Why not? Because there are a LOT of talented folks out there. That, and a million other reasons I can think of but am not going to list. This whole blogging thing? It's a serious business to a lot of people. Me? I take it seriously because I appreciate (more than I can even begin to explain) that you guys read me, but it's not a business. It's a way to give myself a voice. It's also great feeling to know that someone cares what I have to say and not because they are related or married to me. (I love you, R!) For those of you who also vote for me on TopMommyBlogs? Double thanks. I'm not a campaigning sort of gal in that way, and I hate asking for votes. And even though my ranking is lower than it used to be? I'm still getting a decent amount of votes based on my daily readership stats.
Then why, I wonder, do I see the blog stats or have conversations and then continually compare myself with others - other bloggers, family members, moms, people trying to lose weight or get in shape, and constantly wonder if I am somehow lacking? It just seems so....negative and counter productive. But I still do it. Interesting. Do you do this? Let's discuss!!