Life teaches us many lessons! I try to be a student of life, so when I learn a lesson I like to share it with people I care about.
Recently something has come to my attention more than a few times. Since it keeps showing itself to me, I feel compelled to share it with YOU my dear readers.
I believe we are all connected in some way, or another. I also believe that people are brought into our lives for a variety of reasons, but none just happen to be by chance. We can all learn from each other…
Even in blogland we will have the chance to meet others virtually if not in person, and they will have experiences that we can learn from.
Blogland can be a very fickle place, and to be honest I still do not quite get the pulse of things, but I have noticed something that has bothered me for quite awhile now.
I see people trying to become something they are not in order to promote their blog. I have to talk to myself all the time to not get caught up in the politics of blogland.
You see when I started my blog, I did it as a creative outlet, and a means to teach some of the design lessons I had learned in my professional life as a designer.
I love design, and have a real passion for it. So much so, that even I think I can be a bit obsessed at times.
Blogging was a way to continue feeding this passion of mine. Sadly, sometimes it has also almost killed this passion. Not by anyone’s hand but my own.
If you gain fame, and lose yourself you have gained nothing.
I have seen followers come, and go on my blog, and that is just the way it goes in blogland.
But, something I have observed not particularly on my little blog, but in blogland in general, is that you are only as famous as your best, last post.(sounds like Hollywood and movies, doesn’t it?)
Readers will swarm to be next to you when you are in the limelight, but as soon as they see it does not benefit their own goals, or ambitions they move on.
I know we have all felt the sting of this in our own lives, and in blogland.
I find this very sad, and so shallow to be honest. I like to think I personally have more substance than this.
I am thankful to say that I also have many friends that have remained throughout the thick and thin of it all.
They seem to get what is truly important in life, relationships vs. fame.
You might not become famous, or in the spotlight by associating with me, but I will guarantee you will have a true friend, one that cares, and tries to reach out when the need is there.
This post will probably not sit well with many, but I am sure there are those that have felt the cruelness of blogland, and felt as if they might be alone in these feeling.
I am here to tell you, as in the real world, blogland can be just as cruel.
Because of this stay faithful to yourself, and to the friends that have been with you from the beginning. Never treat people as stepping stones to take in order to get you where you want to be.
Design is still a passion of mine, and I will continue to write as long as there are readers that let me know they are benefiting from what I write. I want to maintain my passion, and joy that design has given me.
I am thankful to all of YOU who remain faithful in your reading, and commenting, and will try to never take you for granted.
Hopefully I can continue…..
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