I want to talk about something.
I'm not sure what it really is, but it is going through my mind for some days now and I don't know who I should tell this, so I thought 'why not my dear readers?
It's about this blogging thing.
A few days ago, I was reading this interesting article.
It made me think. Quite deeply actually.
(Can I EVER think NOT deeply about anything??)
The article was about blogging, but mostly about the bloggers itself, who would have other intentions with their blogs than the actual blogging they do.
At least, this was what the author of the article was pointing at.
It was about advertising, sponsors and people just wanting to make money out of blogging.
I never ever doubted my own intentions to blog and I still don't.
But it did made me think about blogging in general and about what I really have to offer with this blogging...
Lately I get insecure more and more about my own blogging.
At first, it was only joy.
I just loved blogging and never thought about other things than just posting things I love.
But maybe something has changed.
Maybe it's the sponsor-thing I wanted and have now...
Sometimes it just doesn't feel right.
However, I would be a liar if I told you it's not a great thing to earn a little bit of extra money by doing the thing you love so much.
I think it's the critiques on advertising and sponsors at blogs I've read and everything always 'touches' me so much.
I truly wish I could care less about other people's opinions, but I guess this is just who I am.
Obviously, I visit other blogs a lot. I love them and they inspire me.
But it also makes me insecure.
Insecure about what my blog looks like, what I blog about and sometimes even (oh, the shame...) how many comments I get in comparison to some of the really BIG blogs.
(Please don't get me wrong, I truly LOVE every comment I receive and I often sit here smiling behind my desk.)
It's like it's never good, never enough, so many people are better than I am, better at blogging, waaay better at anything creative, they have better shops...aaaaah!!
Right now, it's just chaos in my head and I wanted to share this with you.
It's kind of boring, I know.
But I am curious; am I the only one experiencing these kind of thoughts or does anyone recognizes my insecurity about blogging and creating?
I'd love to hear your thoughts...
(Also excuse my poor English today. As I said: chaos.)
It's about paper now, the beauty of paper!
(Primele via Oh so beautiful paper)
Below some gorgeous packages from several of the participants of last year's Lovely Package Exchange, hosted by the lovely Danni of Oh hello friend.
(She's having another one this year! I'll definitely participate this time!)
Can you believe this is cut out of paper?
There's so much more beautiful paper to post,
but I cannot post everything I see, right?
(This is making me crazy sometimes, because it makes me feel like missing out on things...
sometimes it's just too much. Am I going nuts?)