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  1. Lindsey
    October 27, 2014

    This post made me smile. Maybe because I’ve been blogging for so long, maybe because I’ve seen so many people who were “big deals” in the blogosphere come and go, maybe because I’ve come close to the once-all-important dream of Writing a Book but never gotten there, I don’t know, but I no longer fret about this like I used to. I think I’ve seen how transient all these numbers are, how meaningless, ultimately. And I have met writers and bloggers who have huge “platforms” in whom I have basically no interest and, likewise, those who have few followers whose writing I adore and hugely esteem, so I know how backwards metrics can really be. A long-winded comment to say nothing other than, sing it, sister. xox

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    • Christie
      October 27, 2014

      Thanks, Lindsey! That means so much coming from you – someone who I admire and always enjoy reading.

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  2. Sarah
    October 27, 2014

    Very transparent!!

    I am not even sure I want to be a writer… a big time blogger… but I have a hard time doing anything just for fun…

    MY MIND: “no… it must be a success to be worth my time.”

    But like you wrote… we make connections… in just the last couple months of blogging I have connected with new mom’s, wise mom’s and it’s that success?? The world would say “yes” but show a strong “no” but it’s driving me towards fame!

    I have the thought that surly… once I get a post on HP, PR or SM I will feel like my time has been worth it.. but I said that about graduating college with honors and finding a job… I accomplished both them BAM… there was something new for me to strive after…

    Peace in where I am at and who God has made me to be is so uncomfortable because being at peace takes away striving but striving is what the world tell me I’m here to do.

    Sorry this is so long!!! I have been really questioning continuing in the blogging world… just 2 months in and I feel this stress and I’m not sure I want that in my life… if I can find a balance soon then maybe I’ll learn to just enjoy it… I’m glad we’re in class together and I promise I won’t write a post worth next time!!

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    • Christie
      October 27, 2014

      Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write your words and share you thoughts. This is exactly the kind of thing that I was talking about in my post – the real and meaningful connection. Don’t give up – keep at it!

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  3. Dina
    October 27, 2014

    “…by focusing on people and not numbers, on connections and not comparisons.” Oh yes. Rest assured, you are far from alone–I get this post. Every bit. Happy to have found you & looking forward to discovering more of your words…xo
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    • Christie
      October 27, 2014

      Thank you, Dina. I’m glad to have found your site as well!

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  4. Alison
    November 2, 2014

    Not a single one of my posts have ever been close to viral, and I sit and watch as many of my peers do go viral, get their writing accepted at more and more sites, and I’m just trucking along on my little blog. So I understand the comparison game.

    But, it’s just disheartening so I choose not to focus on that, and focus on just writing, because I enjoy it. 🙂

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  5. Elaine A.
    November 4, 2014

    The numbers are more about validation for me, than anything else. It is REALLY hard not to get wrapped up in it all and compare yourself, I completely agree. But I’m trying. As I think we all are.

    P.S. Not sharing this. 😉

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