Disconnecting

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  1. I’ve had this feeling recently as well. When I was younger, I wanted to do so much with my life–I wanted to be a famous musician and tour the world, or be a famous journalist and meet other famous, interesting people and cover world-breaking news, or I wanted to be a famous writer, publishing works that people enjoy and create fandoms about. Can you see the pattern there? I wanted to be more than some little, nobody Mainer who was born, lived and died in the state of Maine.

    I haven’t done any of those things. I feel like a failure in that regard. It gets me down a lot lately. When I write my blog, I think, what’s the point, nobody is really going to read it, it’s not going to make a difference in somebody’s life, and I’m certainly not making any money off of it.

    However, I think that as long as what you are doing is for you, then it has a purpose. I think everybody needs some sort of outlet, whether it be writing on a blog that nobody reads, rebuilding cars, going fishing, painting murals, yada yada. You just have to do it for you.

    And a side note, I always appreciate your comments on my blog, it makes me happy to know that at least ONE person is reading it.

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  2. My issues with most of social media are still the same…I cannot clamor for attention. Either somebody connects with a photo I have shared or feels something in the words I’ve written. I still have dreams that it will all still become a way that makes my own income (whether it’s my words or my photos or both), but only if it comes about in a way that remains true to who I am.

    *as a side note- the emails I get of your posts try to send me to one of your older blogs, which takes me to a can’t find page. Then I type in this blog address and voila…the post is here. 🙂

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  3. Me too … what she said …

    as a side note- the emails I get of your posts try to send me to one of your older blogs, which takes me to a can’t find page. Then I type in this blog address and voila…the post is here. 🙂

    But .. we all are ordinary & extraordinary… it is the simple that is spectacular.
    Doing laundry . Making coffee . Living a day without major drama – is the life I desire . Now to find a companion who enjoys that with me … probably get a dog !

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  4. I do feel like disconnecting from the internet for several reasons, security, lack of interest but I still enjoy blogging and reading your posts. They make me smile and I can relate to them so much. I’m off farcebook and contemplating coming off others too social media is rather dull these days. Keep on going.

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      1. I think we all go through these emotions when blogging. What you think will happen and what does or doesn’t in terms of views are two very different things. We all aim high and think we will be successful (whatever that is) but one look at the stats and we lose interest. I’ve been through that so many times hence why I have deleted some of my old sites, which I regret now. Be proud of your little piece of the internet.

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