Never did I imagine I would have friends not reading my blog. When I started my blog, I was overjoyed. EXCITED! I was pursuing a passion and wanted to share with everyone my love of health, food and fitness. My mind was spinning with possibilities of where a blog could go. I never felt so strongly or motivated by something before.
I’ve had a very successful professional career in corporate america, but I never felt I was making a difference. Sure I enjoy the work I’m doing and the people I work with, but you rarely see the end result of your labor. Blogging gives me an opportunity to see a result, touch other people’s lives and hopefully, make a difference in the world.
When I started this journey, I thought my friends and family would read my blog, be there by my side supporting me along the way. After all, I’ve had a lot going these last years and with all the weird stuff life has thrown at me, I thought friends would be inclined to read as a way to keep up. I imagined they would cheer me on, encourage me to do more, pick me up when I fell down. Much like I always imagined when crossing a finish line a loud cheering crowd screaming, “go Megan!”
When my friends ask me how things are in life, my immediate thought is “it’s on my blog, why aren’t you reading? I may post a lot of recipes, but it’s my life journal.” I hold myself back from saying those things because I’ve learned that doesn’t change whether or not they read.
Why are your friends not reading your blog?
Not Interested in Your Topic
Maybe they’re just not interested what you’re saying. Not everyone wants to hear about running or see the recipe you made that day. It’s not everyone’s thing.
Everyone Has Their Own Life
Everyone lives in their own bubble and I don’t mean that in a bad way. Everyone has their own day-to-day life filled with joy and challenges. As you juggle work, school, health, fitness, family and everything in between SO ARE THEY.
It’s no different than friends who are married with kids. I continued living my single life while their lives changed. They have families with spouses and children and they are the most important things to them. For me, fitness, recipes and my blog are my “children.” My friends are interested in me, the person not my recipe of the week and that’s the way it should be.
While your blog may be important to you, it may not be to your friends.
Not Everyone Has a Passion
The thing about having a passion is not everyone has one. It’s a hard to explain to others why you stay up 24 hours to resolve a technical issue or why you’re always taking selfies and food pics and posting them on Instagram.
Passions are dreams and it’s hard to describe to others how or why you put so much time and effort into a dream. People don’t understand it unless they have one too. That’s why bloggers connect so easily with other bloggers because they get it.
The best thing that happened to me was connecting with other bloggers because they along with YOU, my readers, are my loud cheering crowd screaming and I couldn’t be more grateful for that friendship and community you have brought to my life.
What I have come to realize about friends not reading your blog, is that it’s ok. I’m sure there are many reasons why my they don’t read, but the fact is I won’t change that. It’s about accepting. Accepting friends for what they really are and what they really mean to you.
Do your friends and family read your blog? How does it make you feel? What are your thoughts about them reading your blog?
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