Day: October 15, 2015

Am I a Youtube (or Blogging) Failure?

Today I posted a video on my youtube channel talking about what constitutes success and failure on youtube.  It is easy to get too focused on the views and feel like a failure if something doesn’t get many hits.  I think the same things applies to blogging.

It can be a little frustrating when a post I work for days on gets little views when a post on BBQ sauce gets thousands of hits a month.  Sometimes I wish it was reversed but the important thing is the community I get to interact with and all I learn along the way.  If you are a blogger and don’t get the hits you would like stop thinking about it.  Just enjoy the journey and if you write from that place you are more likely to get views than trying to calculate what people will like.

I can’t say enough how much I appreciate all the support you guys have given me over the years.  I am on year 7 of this blog.  Can you believe it?  I can’t.  This and the movie blog/channel are the best things I do in my life.  It has helped me figure out so many obstacles in my life.  I’ve laughed.  I’ve cried.  I’ve shared my heart and learned to write a little bit better with every post.  Thank you so much!