Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sometimes & Always

Linking up with Mackey Madness again today!

Sometimes: I feel like I need to be active on every social media platform for WIOG
Always: I feel like I can't manage it, and then I get sad when I don't have "likes/followers"

Sometimes: I just want to throw a tantrum in the parking lot before walking into work
Always: I remember how embarrassed I would be... and how much I need money

Sometimes: I want to just be open and share my life with my followers 
Always: I am afraid to be that vulnerable and open. (I recently just made my avatar a picture of myself though. Baby steps...And I am contemplating sharing my blog with friends and family. I think I am more afraid of the judgement from people that I know.)

Sometimes: I think I have commitment issues when it comes to following weight loss plans
Always: I try to commend myself on being innovative and always trying to find something that suits my needs to ensure I can stick to it.


  1. Hi, Kimberly. Thanks for your "NY vs. Miami" comment on my blog today. ;) I've been to NYC twice. Loved it...to visit. Don't think I could handle the cold! (Thin blood, you know. ;)

    As for all the social media stuff...a blog is about all I can handle. Not a huge fan of the hype of all the social media anyway.

    I get what you mean about the followers/comments. I think that's normal, but for me personally, I blog for the enjoyment of it and try not to get wrapped up in the "popularity" of it. I'm sure if I spent time promoting it (FB, twitter...all that) I would have a larger following, but I don't, so no biggie. It takes time, anyway, to build a following. I find as I develop rapport with other bloggers, my blog grows as the natural side effect.

    I also think that being "real" and letting people in on that vulnerable side helps...but all depends on what YOU are comfortable with. Don't feel pressured to do or be something you're not. As for fam/friends....I find that most are not the "fans" or followers you'd expect. Not because they judge, but simply b/c they don't have the same interest in blogging as you do. It's like they don't get it. Lol. Other bloggers, who obviously have a similar interest, will always make better followers. ;)

    Have a great NY kind of day! ;)

    Btw...did you realize your "word verification" for comments is on? A lot of people don't realize Blogger made it the default with the new "dashboard" changes. Just FYI. ;) I had to find out the hard way...and no one told me! Argh. I recently did a funny post on it. Lol.

    1. Gail,

      Thank you for taking the time to check out WIOG. I sincerely appreciate your response.

      You would have loved NY this winter... we barely got any snow! Surprisingly after last year.

      The social media part is hard. I am on the fence. I am so passionate about the blog, and I would like to grow and become a resource to people in the same boat as me. But I am seeing/learning that social media is such a large part of it. Sometimes, you are judged not by the content of the webpage, but by followers, comments, layout... ect ect.I am learning to develop thicker skin.

      I had the verification on before.. but I heard it's bad to have on because it may push commenters away. I am thinking I may remove it soon though. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. My family (and most of my friends) don't know about my blog either! I don't know what it is about the thought of having them read it but it makes me nervous haha.

    I so hear ya on the being open and vulnerable thing. It's hard! I just wrote a hard post and then saved it in my drafts because I'm just not ready for anyone to read it yet. One day though! :)

    1. That is so comforting to know someone else feels the same way! I felt I was one of the few in the blogging world who kept their blog separate from family and friends! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I also keep my blog from my friends and family. I share it with those that I know are interested in it. I don't have many active followers either but I tend to use my blogs as a journal. It helps keep me accountable and also motivates me to stay focused on my journey. I would also like to reach more people to help motivate them but sometimes I also worry about the judgement.

    You are not alone. :) Keep blogging though..you have wonderful content and I like how you keep it real and simple. :)


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