|One of my favorite reminders from Annie at Be Small Studios|
When I started blogging two years ago, it was on a whim. I just felt like writing and so I did.
What I didn't know at the time was that there is a huge blogging community. And once I started meeting other bloggers, I learned about things like stats and followers and audience and platform.
While I had intended to simply write on a blog and share my thoughts with anyone who wanted to read them, I was thrust into a world where I was encouraged to dream big, to promote my work, to be strategic about bringing traffic to my blog.
It is a natural thing to want others to read what you write. Why else would you put time and effort into it, right? But as I found myself getting sucked into the world of building my blog, I started to feel frustrated.
My blog was small. I couldn't "compete" with big blogs. My content wasn't as great as others.
Oh, the craziness of comparison! As I felt myself getting more caught up in all of these things, I knew I needed to start over- at least begin again in my heart.
The truth is that I love being small! I don't want to be well known or famous. I don't want to have a big blog. I love getting to know others and when things get too big, I feel overwhelmed rather than invigorated.
And so I started to embrace small and I love it! How God wants to use this little space on the internet is completely up to Him.
One of my favorite things right now is hearing my 4 year old sing "Look at our God! Look at our God!".
Yes! He must increase, but I must decrease (John 3:30).