This morning, when my eyes were barely open and almost completely unable to adjust to any sort of light, I grabbed my iPad to check the usual places. You know, Twitter, Facebook, Sitemeter and emails. In my Twitter feed, I saw this post. As my eyes adjusted to the light, I clicked the link and read. Go read, I’ll wait.
Obsessed or passionate, huh? And what’s the difference.
It got me to thinking. Which, early in the morning, pre-coffee, is quite painful. Sometimes though, it’s very effective, this thinking thing.
I began thinking about the whole blogging thing. Because, I completely agree with the authors opinion on Social Media. I’m passionate about making a business from it because I adore doing it. But, I’m more obsessed with the whole number game when it comes to my own social media stats and skills.
The last paragraph of that post is really what resonated with me. Here, let me refresh your memory “Are you bleeding your heart out on your blog because you really feel it’s necessary to share these things or are you after that one big blog post that will have your friends telling you what a great post it was? What is the point of spending one single minute at this? Do you want it? Or do you need it?”
WHY do I blog?
I came to realize that I don’t care anymore. I don’t need to stab myself and then tell my friends and readers all about the blood. I’m not interested anymore in writing a post in hopes of it going viral. I’m never going to be that blogger. And that’s OK.
I’ve recently become more PASSIONATE about this Bank of America mission I’m on. That is where my passion is, at least within the comfy confines of my blog. That is why I’m begging people for their foreclosure stories to share here, on my blog.
My passion isn’t fueled by writing trivial blogposts about my life. I’ve stopped sharing what’s really going on in my life because there is just too much, it’s too big and my husband asked me to not blog about it. So, I promised I wouldn’t.
And I don’t.
As a result, this place has become stale, stagnant (see Doug, I fixed it) and stalled. Still transparent as always but with a cloudy film.
I guess that’s what happens when you find what you thought was your passion was merely more of an obsession.
So, what’s the point of this post? Honestly, I don’t know. Just that I was thinking about passion and obsession and how it relates to me and my blog. Because, don’t ya know, everything is about me.
I want to concentrate on what I’m really passionate about. Here, I’ll list these things for you. And, it’s aside from my family because they go without saying.
-Writing. Fiction. Yeah, not blog posts about my life. Yawn.
-Getting Smart Savvy Social, the company my friend Christina and I started…up and running and kicking the social media worlds ass. We are going to bring BIG social to small businesses like NO ONE’S business!
-Single handedly taking down the entire corrupt mortgage and banking systems to help keep people in their homes where they rightfully belong. Yeah, tall order. But someone’s gotta do it.
-Did I mention writing?
Those are my passions. My obsessions.
Not exposing my somewhat boring, yet drama-ridden, life in hopes of epic amounts of comments, tweets and facebook likes which, by some off chance would make me one of the most powerful mommy bloggers, next to Dooce. Yeah, right.
Really, when I sit down and really think about the whole blogging/social media on a personal, not business, level. I just don’t care about it anymore. I’m just not that into it.
What about you? Are you passionate or obsessed? What do you hope to accomplish from blogging and social media platforms?