By Sheila Arkee
Being a blogger can be somewhat of a lonely proposition. You do your work behind a computer and engage in a reality devoid from physical contact with the people you interact with on a regular basis.
If there’s one thing I recommend to anyone engaged in a virtual venture, it’s to seek out and join online groups with people who are in your same boat. Knowing you’re not alone and there are others who understand you makes all the difference, because some times our “real life” friends and family have no idea what we’re talking about! I am a member of the Beauty Blog Coalition, a group of lovely bloggers who are my support system and have gotten me through many a crashed website and other back office blogging woes.
Lately we’ve been talking about Pinterest, and how this fairly new technology has made it easier than ever to make some of our early blog posts visible to the world. In many cases, these aren’t photos we’re particularly proud of and of course there are inevitable rude comments that follow. Many of my fellow beauty bloggers (self included) wish we could erase certain parts of the blog that reflect our inexperience, but keeping the not so shiny parts of our work is important in many ways.
For instance, what the WHAT was I thinking using a bamboo place mat or my kitchen table as a backdrop? My often dirty kitchen table, mind you?
Faith, trust, and time heal all wounds and today I am truly restored, renewed and appreciate the journey it took to get to this state. If you’re trying to start a project that seems like it will never get started? Keep on keeping on. If you’re overwhelmed, unsure, uncertain and plagued with doubt? Don’t listen to your fears and keep on keeping on.
You know what my answer is? Keep on keeping on! If you feel in your heart that what you’re doing is what you’re meant to be doing … Keep on keeping on!
And I promise you…. you’ll come out on the other side more than just fine.