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  1. I relate. Must be something in the interwebs. 😉

  2. Lindsey says:

    Sounds good to me, mama! This is your space – do with it what you want 🙂

  3. Like you said, it’s YOUR blog! I don’t post everyday. I want to post when I have something to say, not just for the sake of trying to slap something down on my blog. I want it to be meaningful. Sure I feel pressured to keep up, but I’m trying to not let it get the best of me. There’s only so much of me to go around.

    • Courtney K. says:

      You’ve got that right. And I could use about 24 more hours in each day to get everything done. And I often find that when I’m not looking to try to post everyday…when I don’t feel that added pressure, I often find more things TO write about.

  4. Shell says:

    You have to figure out what works for you, girl!

  5. rachel says:

    This is a fabulous post. I feel the same way as you do about never being a “brand” blogger. Never wanting to be a “brand” blogger. Although when I read some of those type of blogs I get a pang of jealousy (?) over how “connected” those bloggers seem to be, but I have to remind myself that that’s really not what I want. (but if Nikon wanted to send ME their latest and greatest I would gladly accept that as well). There are SOOOOO many blogs out there that if you’re not blogging for YOU it really doesn’t make sense to blog. Unless you like being disappointed, that is. And when you say you’re going to cut down on photography challenges you don’t mean cutting out “show off your shot”, right? ; )

    • Courtney K. says:

      LOL You are right. Unless you’re blogging for you, there really isn’t room to add the unending responsibility of social networking to your agenda. I feel that jealousy pang, too. But always remind myself that most of the brands they are working with, aren’t things I’m interested in anyway.

  6. Courtney says:

    Take it in the direction you want to go. Best of luck to you no matter what you decide. 🙂

  7. Jessica says:

    Do what you want to do! I’ve stopped with a lot of the photography challenges too because they were taking SO MUCH time and I was just TOO BUSY for that. I didn’t realize that you dreamed of having your work published…that’s awesome! You never know, someone “important” might stumble on your blog and…waaallaaa! Good luck and, don’t worry, your readers will stick around no matter what 🙂

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks for the encouragement girl. I definitely needed to read this. I’ve always wanted to be published…just never have found the time to sit down and really go for it. Looking forward to settling into a routine though and getting words on “paper.” And you’re right about the photography challenges. It’s UNREAL how many of those things there are.

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