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I’m tired of feeling sorry.
Oftentimes, the “sorry” is about not having more time to comment on posts. And with my focus on 52/52, my time is even more limited than before.
I don’t know how you do it. I see so many of you commenting regularly on so many blogs and I am totally impressed. I often discover a great new blog to follow and then I notice that you are already there!
Wow. How do you manage that???
But I’ve made a decision.
When it comes to blogging and writing, I can and will no longer feel guilty when I don’t:
- respond to comments in a timely way. If I could, I would but if I can’t, I’ll get to it eventually;
- say thanks in a timely fashion for reblogs or mention of my work. If I’m not properly “pinged”, I won’t know that you did;
- keep up with reading every single one of your posts. Getting momentum IRL and on writing projects means spending less time online. I read wherever and whenever I can;
- post timely installments of “We Can’t Be Friends“. This (unstarted) online story was planned to be written on the fly but inspiration hasn’t struck yet;
- post more new fiction. New fiction takes time to edit so reposting previous fiction lets me focus on newer work;
- accept awards and nominations. I appreciate the beautiful gesture but my blog is an award free zone and award questions take a lot of time;
- follow you back right away or maybe not at all. I never expected to have the number of followers that I do and I can’t follow everyone back. These days, before following a new blog, I think twice because I don’t want to be a hollow follow. And if a blog has no “original” content and only consists of reblogs, I’ll assume that it’s a robot account and will not follow back.
Adding to that already lengthy list, I will no longer feel badly when I have to:
- say “no” to those who email, asking me to critique their fiction. I’m not a professional or published author. I appreciate that you like my fiction enough to ask but I truly can’t tell you how to write; and
- decline answering detailed questions about how to increase readership. To be very honest, I don’t actively do anything to increase my readership – I just write about things that interest me and host blogging events for others to share their own blogs once and a while. And I don’t blog for the “follows”.
“Sorry” takes too much energy.
So sorry (not sorry).
©2017 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.
loosely inspired by “Why Do You Follow Blogs Then Never Visit?”
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