Not too long ago I was going through the ole’ WordPress reader and catching up on those blogs that I’m subscribed to. It was on this occasion that I happened to make a startling discovery.
It was while I was on Becca’s blog 25tofly that I saw something that made me do this:
You see its not a crime to “like” your own blog. No not at all, far from it. Nor is it a crime to “like” your own Facebook status, hell giving yourself a high five isn’t even a misdemeanor in most states. However, there does remain a certain social stigma.
Facebook has a ton of groups dedicated to poor lonely souls “liking” their own posts.
So I ask you fellow WordPress Bloggers, what are we to do? Do we form a Posse? A congressional committee? A kangaroo court? A mind our own business because it was an honest mistake group on Facebook?
All I know is that part of being a blogger is learning to love yourself. Sometimes in between the bottles of booze, fat free salad dressing and coconut milk I’ve found to love my blog posts. Its not every day mind you, but its hard. Its a daily struggle to love this place where we put ourselves out there and try our hardest to be funny/insightful/dramatic/interesting. Is it so bad to want to be loved?
I say to you, love yourselves and what you do. You have infinite value and you are interesting even if you have to like your own blog post. Even if no one else reads it, love it yourself.
No go cry it’ll make you feel better. I know I might.