Jet off to any blogging conference, and you’ll see the same thing:
Beach hair barbies in overpriced flats and Professionally Feminine tops (forget the fact that they were in yoga pants and a spittle-stained t-shirt just 24 hours ago).
Elevator pitches, poised like a skydiver with the plane door open, at the very tips of their tongues. (Work with ME, Brands! I’m a pro!)
Home-bleach-kit smiles that project CONFIDENCE! And KNOW-HOW! And #ALLTHESOCIALMEDIATHINGS!
When the laughable secret is…
Everyone here is exactly as confused/tired/burned out/overrun/suicidal as you.
…and just like them, you’re inwardly cringing at the fact that last year, you spent 1,826 hours blogging that you’ll NEVER get back. All in the name of page views…
The page views you HAVE aren’t bringing you enough money to make it worth your time…and the Chaos you’ve exchanged for real life.
And that’s hard, isn’t it? To think that even if you keep vampire hours every night and clickety-clack on that keyboard till your fingernails bleed — even if you stake your fate next to every other blogger who is trusting an Ad Network with their future…you still might not have enough page views to matter?
Of course, if you’re feeling BAD about your numbers, you can always go to an inspirational/faith blogging conference. As you sip that iced caramel latte, you can cling to every word from the blessed lips of that lady chanting, “YOU are worth MORE than your NUMbers!”
And that’s true. Sort of.
It’s true that you ARE more than your numbers.
But the other half of that half-truth, the lie peeking out from behind that statement?
That your page views are ANY indication of how successful you can be.
The foundational truth — the one that will set you free? Is this:
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