Saturday, July 30, 2016

It's Not About The Payoff. It's All About The Journey.

Tomorrow is the last day of July. We've already passed our 1 year Anniversary of this blog. The first post was July 3rd of 2015.  For most of that year, the blog wasn't public. We launched "officially" on June 3rd of this year. The response has been really great. There's still so much to do. And, we're getting there. Things have slowed down a bit the past few weeks as I took on a month-long freelance job. That is ending soon. I'll be back on track with creating new dog treat recipes and cool DIY Dog Mom Projects and lots of other great stuff. In addition, we're making changes on the Bodacious Biscuit Love end of things.


I remember, in the past, and more recently, I used to get irritated with the bloggers who would continuously change stuff. The bloggers I'm referring to are the ones I've been reading regularly for a year or more. They appeared to be in a constant state of evolution. As I read their posts day after day, I'd think, "Wait, what? More changes? Again? What's wrong with you?"

However, as time went on, I got it. 

I've been a writer for most of my life. I've been a paid writer for over 10 years. The pieces and articles I wrote 10 years is nothing in comparison to what and how I write today. Everything has changed. I've gotten better. More focused. I write in my voice. I've evolved. I've been more selective about who I write for.

You live. You write. You learn.

I've often referred to, and separated, that process into the good stuff and the not so good stuff. A more unorganized categorization would simply be...growing pains.

There are some bloggers who I've been following for years. The articles they wrote in the beginning, the ones that captured my attention, are worlds away from their style now. The transformation has been quite remarkable.

The same holds true for me. I used to write for a rather large media company. I have files of the articles that were published years ago. I read 'em now and cringe, but at the time of publication, I thought they were really great. So did everyone else.

And, this isn't my first blog. I've had a few...none of which still exist. It's been a learning process the entire way.

I've finally found my niche. My passion. My path. 

At the end of the day, it's not about the payoff, recognition, or the celebrity status. It's all about the journey.

Yes, the journey.

For me, it's been a decade-long journey.

This is it.

I still struggle. We all do.

Always evolving.

It's something I now embrace.


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