I just got home from the NEPA Blog Conference of 2012. I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed with the work that the Fearsome Four had put into it. There was some great talent there who got to speak. I have learned a bunch in just one day. While I get together my notes to recap the event, I wanted to fill you all in on a epiphany I had.
I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get more experienced bloggers to like me. Maybe if we could become friends, I’d be a successful as them, I thought. The most important thing I have learned today is that I have to be confident in what I write. If I’m passionate about what I say, the rest will fall into place. I don’t need anyone to help me define myself or my blog. Only I can do that. I have to stop trying to model myself after other bloggers and just be myself. With that will come the success that I seek. It won’t happen over night and it will take commitment and dedication. I can’t rely on anyone else for that. It’s all up to me. Blogging is a passion of mine but like most things, I was afraid to fail at it. When you look at it, you can’t fail at blogging. It’s what you make of it. What you can fail at is generating revenue from your blog. That is not why I started blogging. Yes, it would be a great perk but it isn’t important. What’s important is my outlet. My place to let loose and be myself. So, my focus is on that. Everything else will come in time.