i've been thinking about writing this post for a very, very long time....
girl starts blog.
girl's blog eventually starts getting readers, many in fact.
girl continues to blog.
girl gets first pitch from a company to write about something on her now traffic worthy blog.
girl gets excited!
girl writes about things that she thinks are fun and that her readers would enjoy.
the girl also gets some really cool stuff, and gets to go to some really cool events for doing so.
the girl with the blog is happy.
that is until the girl is suddenly spending more time writing and promoting events and products for other people instead of having fun writing for herself...
...which was why the girl started the blog in the first place.
blogging suddenly becomes a chore.
the girl can't manage all the pitches filling up her email inbox and starts to feel guilty when she can't make an event or doesn't feel like writing about something.
the girl just wants to write for herself but the last thing she wants to do is not promote her city, her passions, and her friends.
the girl doesn't want to seem ungrateful...
... but there just aren't enough hours in the day.
"eff this!", the girl says, "this is my blog and i'm taking it back."
the girl starts deleting/turning down pitches.
the girl is going to start writing for herself again.
the girl is happy.
... for now.
this blog is a relationship after all, the longest relationship the girl's ever had, and it just so happens to be evolving.
you'll have that.
p.s. this doesn't mean that i'm never going to accept a pitch or talk about events/organizations that i enjoy, it just means that i'm going to be a bit more selective. all while NOT feeling guilty if i don't write about something - which is what i'm struggling with the most.