Which got me thinking about how not everyone wants their little blog to become an overnight sensation. I think there's an assumption in the blogosphere that everyone is looking for traffic, but there are plenty of people who would be horrified if their small blog was suddenly overwhelmed by hundreds or thousands of new readers.
I have a small blog. It’s small in a lot of ways. It’s small in audience. And it’s small in content. I’m not going to get a bazillion shares on Facebook or Google or anywhere else because what I write isn’t hilarious and it’s not practical, it’s just personal. So I’m happy with where I am. With the smallness of it that makes my blog a secluded creative space. I don’t get trolls, or nasty emails or people second guessing everything. And that’s thanks to the smallness of it.
Recently I had a magical weekend in New Orleans where I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit. Everyone told me that Mom 2.0 would be my type of conference, and it turns out that everyone was right. I loved it. I loved that it was small, I loved that it was focused, I loved the openness and honesty of the attendees.
Turns out that the reasons I loved Mom 2.0 are the very reasons I should be proud of my blog.