One of the hardest things to do is find your footing after you’ve lost it. So many things this applies to in life.
When the upheaval happened in the community, I took a huge step back. I just stopped… only occasionally on Twitter, not really writing, and not interacting. In hindsight, I didn’t feel alone just disconnected. It hard getting that back once it’s gone.
I’ll stay connected where I can, reaching out to some people. It’s just been difficult plunging back in. While I’ll read posts, I haven’t gotten the hang of commenting again.
The question I’ve asked myself is should I be making that effort now? Do I even want to anymore?
Keeping a hold of those few people who are dear may be enough for now.
If you’re posting, I want to be reading
You don’t have to join in with what others in “the community” are doing. If it’s a good fit, great. If not, do your own thing.
I know I approach my blog (and my interactions — “just say no!” is my motto where social media is concerned ~ *laugh*) differently than many people do, but my basic precept is, “If it’s what *I* want to do, I’ll do it.”
So — not to be advice-y; just sharing my thoughts — if what you’re doing as a blogger, on your blog, is working for you: go for it! And if it’s not, find what does.
And when it comes to commenting/interacting in relation to what others are posting: the same rule applies.
You’re not any more/less or better/worse of a blogger for choosing to find/go your own way. 🙂
Every time I leave my blog for a period of time, it’s always different. Not necessarily better or worse, just different. I don’t have near the community of support that I had in the beginning back in the LSAM days, but I help more people now.
Anyway, my point is do what feels right to you, even if it’s different than what you think you should be doing. Change can bring wonderful things.
Sending lots of love. xoxo ~ Molly
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