And Guess what?
This is okay.
Not every designer is your cup of tea, so why should your blog be excused from this?
Let me back up… I have seen this comment or sentiment shared more than a few times over a few different social networks:
“No one supports me”
“They just hating”
“I always like, blog, comment, about them and they NEVER say anything back to me.”
“No one ever shares my blog”
I could go on, but you get my drift. One of the things I realized from these statements and I have been compelled to share is that, Not everyone will like or LOVE your blog!
I have been blogging for five years and there are folks who will never like what I am doing. There are folks whose projects I love, that will not support my efforts. There are people who will always take issue with whatever I am doing- and guess what?
That is okay.
Well, for one, different strokes for different folks.
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, what are you doing?
Maybe they don’t like your content, or images, or layout.
Maybe you repost all the same info without adding your own spin to it.
Maybe you are always asking and pushing your content without engaging.
Maybe you are a negative Nancy, and folks tend to shy away from this.
There could be mounds of reasons why you may not getting the support you want, but guess what?
Support is earned. Respect is earned. Trust is earned.
And this happens with time and hard work. There are always exceptions to these, but for the most part, as you create your community and engage your fellow bloggers and readers, they will come. There will be obstacles, hurdles, and moments of feeling low and out… But in the process of building your empire, this is all part of the hustle and grind!
It Won’t Happen Overnight
While you may be checking for XX blogger, you have to also remember that they have (probably) been doing this a bit longer. I am a firm believer that slow and steady wins the race (if there is one?) but for me, this has been my testimony.
I have focused on laying the right foundation, crafting the right message, and honing in on my vision for my blog not just for the NOW, but for the future as well…
What’s that saying?
“It takes ten years to become an overnight success”
So why am I saying and writing this?
Well, I wanted to let you know that it is okay if you encounter those who don’t see your vision (it wasn’t theirs to see anyway), who don’t like your videos or posts, or who don’t support…
Rather than sitting in this mind-space, surround yourself with those who support, will uplift AND CHALLENGE YOU, and remember WHY you started on this path in the first place… You wanted to make a change, affect change, or CHALLENGE the status quo?
Whichever it is, understand this, there are over 7 billion people in the world, and there is no way that YOU can be all things to ALL these people.
Diversity and Options are beautiful things
How will you ensure that YOU stand out?