If I Were Honest


If you and I were to sit down right now and chat about life, the universe, and everything -- but mostly about cyberspace -- I'd be upfront with you. If you're not a blogger, this post is probably going to seem pretty lame to you, and I won't be offended if you skip it. Honest.

 I'd share that I am having the time of my life with my blog and social media right now. I'd share that, according to Twitter, I'm getting to engage with nearly SEVENTEEN TIMES the number of people as I was in June. That makes me so happy! I would tell you that creating a Media Kit is the best thing that's ever happened to my blog life. I'd tell you that I've been bursting to share some news with my friends and family about what this blog is going to make possible for me in October of this year (!!!). 

I would tell you that it's been a LOT of work. I would tell you that I get itchy when I realize I don't have a post to share at noon on a weekday. I'd share that I wonder if it's all for nothing sometimes. I'd share that I feel like an imposter and also really torn. You see, I love blogging. I always have. I love putting my thoughts down on "paper" and realizing what it is I'm actually thinking. I love cataloging important moments as well as passing emotions. I have this whole record log of images, friendships, love and heartbreak, job hunting, grad school, life in Indianapolis, getting a dog, training a dog, giving in to the dog sleeping the bed with us. It's incredible! 

But I also get these urges to be blog famous. Who doesn't, right? I mean, to have hundreds of comments on each post and get to advocate (with a ton of result) for a friend's fundraiser or new banjo band. To find myself in Mia's shoes, able to affect change. Also, to somehow get paid for doing this thing I already dedicate hours and hours to each week?? Why not?! 

The trouble is, since we're being honest, I don't blog to increase my SEO. I blog because I can't seem to stop blogging about my sister getting older or this new song that speaks to me on a different level. Without some kind of miracle (or heretofore unrevealed royal connection), it is unlikely that this blog will ever generate an income or gain a million followers or any of the things that seem to be so very high on the list of goals for the blogosphere right about now. And that alternatively bums me out and gives me pride. 

If I were being honest, I'd tell you that I love that you're here reading this today. I love when you comment and tweet and share. I also love learning about your sister getting older or your new job or how you're finally getting down to business with your fitness journey. Occasionally, you might post a recipe or a Map My Run, and I honestly skim it in hopes there's a meaty nugget about your life in there. 

And since I'm being honest, ↑that↑ is not my desk. Not even close. My desk currently consists of an unaddressed birthday card from last month, stamped and ready to go. A wadded up white t-shirt that James decided not to wear when he got ready for work this morning. A calculator (budgeting, ugh), my Kindle, and an eyebrow shaper I got at 5 Below and haven't figured out which drawer to put it in yet. 

Honestly? In blog life and real life, you can see I'm a bit of a hot mess. Thanks for hanging in. 


Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

4 comments:

  1. Keep at it, I've been blogging for about 3 years now and my blog is still a hot mess but truth is I like it that way. :)

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  2. Love this post!! I love getting little nuggets of other people's lives as well!!

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  3. I love this. I love blogging too. I love getting more into it. I love creating content more frequently, and having the time to care about all of it. I love most getting to know other bloggers and readers. I genuinely love when people comment on the facebook post, leave me super long comments, etc. Write me back after I reply to their comment on Disqus. They say blogging is dying to IG, but I love it. I love the people. :) XO -Alexandra

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