We've all been there. We've all been asked the questions and given the remarks. Some people just don't understand the blogging community. And don't say you're going to meet a blogger in real life. Then you're setting yourself up for all sorts of crazy comments.
This is the story of my life.
I started this blog as a way to keep everyone up to date on our house buying journey and my pregnancy. But it evolved into so much more. It's a diary of sorts for me. It's a place where I can go back and relive all the things that my family has experienced over the years. It's a place that I'm proud of.
I've been afforded some amazing opportunities through blogging. I've reviewed some products. I've been able to run in a few more races than I would have planned to run. I've met people I probably wouldn't have met before. Some who have turned into amazing friends (and style consultants!!!) I'm now embarking on my newest adventure as a contributing writer on a Tampa blog.
Yet I still get the looks and smart comments from the people I love the most. I guess some people just don't get it. The Hubs thinks its stupid but he knows it's important to me so he goes along for the ride. He even calls me a bad blogger when I only have 1 post for the week (which is most weeks lately) which proves he actually reads it. He might even been a follower. My parents just don't get it at all. I've learned to just not talk about it around them because it's easier that way. Which hurts in a way because I have such an exciting opportunity in front of me. One that I'm proud to be a part of. But when I get questions like "are you sure these people are real people" or "do you need to be packing when you meet them" or "what would you even write about that people will want to read", it kinda gets to you. I was excited to tell my mom about it but then she just brushed it off like it wasn't anything worth talking about. It hurts. No matter how much I try not to let it.
But I'm not going to dwell on it. The blogging community has been one I'm proud to be a part of. I've made friends from all over the country, from all walks of life. I know that I can ask Kate any question, no matter how crazy, about navigating the dance world. I have tons of friends who I turn to for running advice. I can send Becca pics of different outfits I'm choosing between for that best girlfriend advice or just vent all my issues to. I've been blessed with amazing people, all because of the internet. Yeah, it might sound a little weird, but you know what...I wouldn't trade it for the world.
So to all those people who don't understand, I'm sorry. I'm sorry you can't see how great this community is. I'm sorry you don't see how many things I'm experiencing because of it. I'm sorry that you just don't get it.