Friday, August 3, 2012

A Confession

I am not one to air my dirty laundry,
but I will admit when I made a mistake
and 
own up to it
and 
apologize for it.

So,
here goes...

I cheated...


on you...


with another blog!

I know, I know.
I am sorry!
Terribly sorry!
And hope you can forgive me.
I cannot promise it won't happen again.
But I will follow my gut
and 
ask more questions up front!

I answered a request from a fellow
blogger when she asked for contributors
to her homeschool/homemaking blog.

I thought it sounded like fun,
more exposure.
Sure, why not, I will give it a shot.
Without any other information,
I told her I was interested in the opportunity 
and asked for more information.

The first thing she gave us 
was a schedule,
that had me and the other two new contributors
posting every 3 days!
Panic set in!
Can I commit to this?
How will I find the time?
What about topics?
How will I not overlap with my own blog?
How in the world am I going to keep up with that?
After I panicked a bit, 
I gave it a go
and
I pounded out my first 300-500 word posting for her
and I included a little blurb at the bottom
pointing people to my blog
for further discussion in a few weeks.

I asked her to review it and make sure
it was in line with what she was looking for.
No response.
So I waited and checked her blog to see if it was posted.
It was...

When the posting went live,
I was excited to see
me & my blog
on another blog!
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear?
She had removed the reference and link
to my blog.
I was crushed!
I had already been struggling with the thought 
of being able to keep up with her requests 
for posts...
and a whole bunch of other nonsense hit the fan
this week.
My plate was over flowing and I was overwhelmed...
then that...
I honestly felt let down...

So I politely told her yesterday that I could
not handle everything I had going on 
and had to resign from her blog.
Which was the truth and my fear 
from the get go...
but,

I was willing to give it a shot because I thought it
would give me a little more exposure.

Why do I want more exposure?
I am not quite sure...
I am still trying to figure out what I want
out of this blog,
but for now,
it is a hobby 
and 
I enjoy writing/talking/rambling
and 
LOVE getting the feedback from you!

So I hope you guys will forgive me.

I will get back down to business this weekend.



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2 comments:

  1. Honest, up front and well appreciated thoughts. Thank you!

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