My blogging pledge to myself:
I will blog guilt free. I wish I could make blogging my job. Maybe someday. If it were my job, I would expect myself to have post after post and multiple projects a week and features and guest posts and on an on. As it is now, blogging is my hobby and I think it is pretty great that I can essentially blog how I want to blog. No more apologizing for 5 days without a post because, well, that's life people.
I will no longer apologize for "bad" photos. I have come to realize that sometimes "bad" photos will have to do. If I have to turn on the flash (gasp! horrors!) I will. If I have to take a picture at midnight in order to share something with you, worse things have happened. I get sad when I see a "famous" blogger apologize for a bad picture and it is actually a very good picture. It makes me feel bad about my much worse photos, and I don't want to make others feel like that.
I will not be jealous. This is a tough one. I am constantly comparing and sizing up other blogs and sometimes (I am ashamed to admit), it eats me alive. I think I should be as big, have as many followers, get as much attention. But it is so silly. SO silly. I need to remember, my blog is (for now) a hobby and my crafting is a fun thing to do. I need to keep it that way!
In light of the above 3 pledges, I will always put my best foot forward. It may seem like I am saying I will settle for less but that's not it. I will settle for the best that I know I can do. I will strive to take the best pictures I can at the time (oh, how my photography has improved due to this blog), I will try to stay consistent with my posts, and I will strive for my blog to grow and thrive.
Really, I just want my blogging to be a positive thing in my life. By nature, I am a fierce perfectionist, even in my hobbies. It's time to chill and really enjoy my little corner of the internet.
What about you? Do you have any blogging pledges?