I think we all experience blog envy. I know I’ve experienced it when visiting some fascinating blogs and seeing great comments left for people. I’m not talking about nice remarks or passing compliments, no these are paragraphs long with an introduction, a conclusion, and even questions about their dog Fuffy. How come none of you ever ask me about my dog?
Let’s see, what do I envy…
I envy people that began blogging earlier than me and found success by getting sponsored or picked up. Ok, I’m definitely envious of that. See those bloggers don’t have to write best selling novels, no they are writing the same bullshit I do… but they are getting paid. I’m not talking about those that pay to post or take contract jobs. Good for those bloggers and writers that can commit to the grind. The struggle for me has always been the story of two paths. I have the reality which is the day job I do, and I have the hobby/dream job… which I don’t get paid for.
We all know blogging has evolved and many people are making money as site owners and pushing personal businesses. I get that, I’ve done that, and it really isn’t for me. Not in that form at least.
Some might say at this point I’m just keeping my site alive. I don’t view it that way. Right now I’m moving posts back from the dead page and rebuilding a little bit. I’m also figuring out what I want to do with my writing and how I want to present it.
You can have plans. You can also make new plans and even have plans on top of plans. All that really matters, at least to me, is that you feel like you are building towards something. Whether that is a goal, a number, a dream, freedom… whatever it may be, that feeling of “drive” is what keeps me going and has for the four years I’ve run HarsH ReaLiTy.
I will say that after everything I feel safe with my site back on WP. I didn’t give them back the domain to hold, I hold that now off platform. I think that’s important and those that know this site know why I say that. I’d suggest doing the same, but it can be a pain to do.