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Monday, December 12, 2011

Be You

Be You
My sister in law and I were talking about our blogs today.
She was telling me that she still is trying to find her niche.
When I look at her blog, I think that she’s already found her niche.
She has a great heart, an amazing story, love for her family, a strong hope, very creative, great tutorials and fabulous style.
So I started thinking. Are we required to write to a certain market as bloggers? I don’t think so. We can if we want to. But there is nothing wrong with just being you.
So my sweet sister in law and fellow bloggy friends: 
here is my encouragement for ya’ll today.

Don’t be afraid to be you.
Don’t worry about being someone else.
Don’t worry about being the best blog or having the most followers.
Share what God is teaching you whether it is big or small.
Share bits and pieces of your story.
Share your struggles.
Share your frustrations.
Share your hopes and dreams.
Share something you have learned.
Share your love story.
Share your parenting tips
(you don’t have to be the best parent to do this).
Share your losses. 
Share your style.
Share your favorite meal or recipe.
Share family traditions.
Share your funny memories.
Share what’s on your heart.
Share your projects
(they don’t have to be perfect).
Share your favorite pins!!!!
Share your business (lots of people want to support you).
Share one of those frustrating parenting moments.
And if you don’t want to blog about something don’t.
If you don’t feel like blogging don’t.
If it ever becomes too much or not fun don’t blog.
Don’t do it for money.
Don’t do it to compete.
Do it for you.
And remember
Be You

Miscellany Monday @
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At December 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Marcia said...

Visiting from Follow Your Heart Tuesday.

Classic, timeless advice! Thanks!

At December 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Ashley Blunt said...

love you!

At December 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Blogger Noelani said...

My oh my, how I absolutely LOVE this post. My favorite bloggers are the one's who simply blog for THEMSELVES, and not for what their readers WANT TO SEE.


At December 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Ruby Jean said...

So Sweet!!!

At December 12, 2011 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I love this and I agree, I should print this out and post it up somewhere. But first I"m going to share this. :)

At December 12, 2011 at 10:38 PM , Blogger Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Nicely put girl! Love it!! Thanks for sharing! XO

At December 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Kelli said...

Great post! I love how you go "Be You" out of those two words! Yes, we write not for anyone but to glorify the King of kings and Lord of lords!

At December 13, 2011 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Katie said...

great post and reminders!!

At December 13, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Shane Prather said...

Awesome message! Thanks for the much needed reminder :)

At December 13, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Brandy Jane Mabel said...

So true.. Just today I was thinking that people must be tired of reading about my family.. Then I remembered that was one of the main reasons I started a blog. To document our moments.. So, let them tire..

At December 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Shanda said...

I totally agree: especially since my blog is all over the place. But it is me and I choose to stay true to who I am.

At December 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

What wonderful advice. Sometimes I get too caught up in wondering if people will like what I write or even care.... but at the end of the day if I care enough to write it than that is enough.

At December 13, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger erinj0 said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I just found you blog via Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles and I absolutely adore your passion and optimism! It's great to "meet" you and I look forward to catching up on some of your uplifting posts!


At December 13, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

amen girl! i agree completely.
being you is the best gift you can give yourself.

At December 16, 2011 at 12:18 AM , Blogger Darcie Santoyo said...

great advice!

At December 16, 2011 at 10:27 AM , Anonymous Kate Wilson said...

Hello! Found you through the Wiegands linkup. Love this advice and your blog! Now following! I hope you'll have a moment to stop by my blog. Love and blessings!

At December 16, 2011 at 3:01 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

Love this post.

At December 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

Love this post.

At December 17, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Anonymous Claire @ polkadot-pretties said...

thank you for linking this post up!!! loved it totally inspiring and so true :)

Claire x

At December 18, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Earl-Leigh said...

I love this post, the message is so on point!

Visiting from Claire's link up. :)

At December 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Jay said...

I couldn't agree more.
Thank you for the reminder.
I also sometimes struggle with finding my niche.
But at the end what really matters is to be yourself and most important having confidence into your own blog and believing that it is good when you are you.

At December 19, 2011 at 3:30 AM , Blogger Suki said...

I totally agree about this!

I love reading blogs that spring from the personality of the writer - that is what makes them unique!

At February 16, 2012 at 11:42 PM , Blogger Jennie said...

Love this! I don't think that it's entirely necessary to have a niche as a blogger, but I personally think that to be a 'successful' blogger you need to have a niche. People follow because they want to see more of what they already like. Now my definition of successful is probably different than yours, but I think it's important to have a niche but to be yourself at the same time.


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