Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blogger Blues and a Heavy Heart

Whoa two posts in one day?!?  I know it seems crazy right?  Well this one comes straight from the heart...

I'm going to express how I feel today which I don't do that often.  So bare with me.

Now I know that some of us suffer from:


Don't lie I know that everyone of you have been there.
What are the Blogger Blues to be exact??
Well let me just explain myself.
 
I've been serious about this blogging thing for a couple of months now an I'm starting to feel like I'm at a tough place.  I have 39 followers which is the same number that I've had for about 2 weeks now.  I love blogging and I've found that it has become my new obsession but boy is it exhausting.  I have done the linkups, done the commenting, joined the Blogaholic social network, I've done just about everything I can think of and still no new followers :(

Now I'm probably sounding like a crybaby here and I don't mean to, but it's so frustrating when you read all of these blogs and keep commenting and never get anything back in return.  

I'm sure that alot of you new bloggers out there feel the same way that I do sometimes.  When you get a new page view or a new follower you tend to get a little excited.  I love that feeling and it makes me very happy that my followers actually take the time to read what I write.  I can't tell you how many times I have commented on a blog posts and never hear anything back... NEVER!  It has happened too many times.  

I would love to hear from all of you lovely ladies, and to possibly get some tips or some feedback on how to get out of this blog depression that I'm in.  Because I'm honestly to the point of giving up because I feel like my posts don't matter anymore.  And I do want to say a HUGE thank you to all of my readers.  You ladies are the best and you make blogging so much fun.

So anyway on to my next rant...

I feel like everyone these days just cares about themselves and making themselves look good.  This HAS GOT TO STOP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

Now this one is pretty serious.  This is something that usually doesn't happen in our small town.

  I heard a story this morning that broke my heart.  A young boy was being bullied so bad that he decided to take his own life in the bathroom on campus.  This kind of story is very shocking to such a small town such as Franklin.  To be bullied so bad that the only way out is death.  It's such a sad thing to hear.  I really hope that this is a wake up call for alot of young people out there.  It makes me so sad to think that maybe if someone said hi to him or even asked him how he was, just took the time to talk or sit with him that maybe this wouldn't have happened.  If people would wake up and realize that the world doesn't just revolve around them, I think we would live in a much better place. 

I challenge each of you today to say hi to someone who you would never have thought to say hi to.  Ask someone how they are doing, tell someone that you hope they have a good day.  Just take the time of our your day to think about others.  I promise it your words will make a difference.  To the parents and friends of that poor boy:  I pray for peace and healing.  Words cannot describe the heavy hearts that are being felt right now in this community.  It is so sad.

Please pray for the family and friends of this boy and also pray for the community, and as I said before share a smile, or at least a simple hi to someone you don't know :-)

Love to all,
Jenn








4 comments:

  1. First, my prayers go to that poor boy and his family.

    Secondly, don't give up on blogging! I had 24 followers for over a year and 0 comments (other than my mom) for a long time. Then, one day it turned for me, but Im still not one of those 700 follower blogs. I have learned over time that the quality of followers is WAY back than the quanity and the 'friends' that I have made on the internet are some of my best. Hang in there, write from your heart, share what is most important to you, and the readers will follow.

    With that, I am happy to be #40 :)

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    1. Awe thanks girl! That means alot. Thanks for being my 40th follower too :-) It just gets frustrating sometimes. Thanks for the advice!

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  2. I wish I knew the answer. Because I'm in the same boat you are. Except that I know of a lot of people who read my blog (craziest thing ever to hear I read your blog from a person you are sitting next to at a wedding) but haven't liked my blog Facebook page or followed me on Google Followers, etc. It's those people though who keep me going. Got a random text last week from someone I used to work with: Why haven't you blogged in awhile? I miss it!

    Remember things like that and push through. PS: you are up to 42! ;-)

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  3. Thank God someone feels the same way I do! I guess I need to focus more on quality instead of quantity though :-/ I know a lot of people do read my blog but its so hard not to focus on the numbers :( thanks for posting girl :)

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