When I started this blog I was completely obsessed with statistics…how many views, how many followers, do people like what I’m doing etc? Now I can honestly say that I write this blog for myself, I no longer write hoping to enthrall readers with intelligent, deep meaningful posts! However, I do try to get at least one decent shot a day…and that’s not always easy.
I looked at my stats today and boy have they dwindled! But I really don’t mind, I know that people have busy lives – I certainly do and I really don’t have the time now to sit and read the posts of the 50 odd blogs that I follow!! Even the ones that I really, really enjoy! I just try to catch up on a quiet day! So if people don’t want or don’t have the time to call by and look at my blog that’s absolutely fine. This is interesting because I’ve always been a bit of an attention seeker and this blog has taught me to think that it really doesn’t matter what others think.
This, dear reader, is what I call, a ‘Eureka Moment’! This is a moment when I realise something about myself that I hadn’t realised before….I seem to be getting more and more of them as I age!! It’s actually very liberating, to feel quite contented with the way you are and not to be constantly seeking approval, of friends, family and even anonymous readers in the blogosphere!!
If you like me, you like me, if what I write or photograph something that pleases you then I’m happy, if you don’t then so be it, you will find other blogs that bring you more pleasure and that is fine…I am not offended.
If there is one thing I wish my Mum had taught me it would be ……. “Not everyone will like you” If I’d known that from a young age, I would’ve saved an awful lot of energy trying to get people to like me. The funny thing is I have managed to get quite a lot of people to like me when deep down I didn’t really like them at all!! What a waste of energy!
Boy am I going to be a wise old bird by the time I hit 90!!!
Well, I’ve been on my walk and taken the camera with me – with the new lens…I just can’t get used to it…I shall perservere..I’m not very pleased with the photos today so I shall blame the lens! And if no one likes them well guess what “I don’t care” – I enjoyed taking them and that is the most important thing…Eureka!!