One thing I really struggle with is putting the REAL NUMBERS out there. I am completely comfortable with complete strangers knowing how much I weigh. If I was sure only complete strangers would read my blog, I'd be fine with it!
But on Tuesday I started a new giveaway on the blog, and wanted to post it to my Limefreckle facebook page. Makes sense right? If I'm going to have a facebook page for Limefreckle, it might be the prudent thing to do, to let people know about the contest.
But that's where I got stuck. I realized that PEOPLE THAT I REALLY KNOW might visit my blog, and read my weight updates.
AND THAT SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!
I have no idea why -- do I think that when they see me, they don't recognize that I have a couple extra lbs. to lose? Maybe those that don't see me that often think I look as great as I do in my carefully edited facebook pictures (come on, we all do it....only post the ones we like!)
But it actually took me a little while to decide to post about the blog -- and ultimately I did it. I didn't direct them to the pages that talk about my weight journey, they'll have to dig around to find those, but I put it out there, for all the world to see "I HAVE A BLOG! COME AND LOOK!"
I have 3 main reasons for blogging -
#1 - I want to talk about my weight loss journey, and find others who are on one too
#2 - I want to talk about Autism, what it's like to live with autism, and hopefully, inspire people to learn about it and recognize the "quirky" side of some of these kids. And Limefreckle Jr. is nothing if not quirky!
#3 - I want to talk about, and hopefully sell jewelry, on my Etsy shop. My shop has been around for quite sometime, but I really only work at it part time, I haven't advertised for it, haven't put too much effort into it, it's something that I do for fun. Lately, I've been more committed to listing more items, advertising it a bit, talking about it on my blog, and blogging more in general.
I realize that if I want to get a little more traffic to my shop, I need to talk about it on the blog, on my facebook page, and all these things need to be linked. I'm probably the world's worst salesman, I would SO MUCH rather just create pieces, and not have to put any effort into selling them! I'm more of a "here's what I have to offer, hope you like it" kind of person, and marketing myself quite frankly scares me. But it's another thing that I'm working on.
So I think "putting it out there" is a definite NON SCALE VICTORY this week!
And if you are by chance interested in my giveway this week, here it is:
PIN IT TO WIN IT!