Being the top blog for freelance writers used to mean a lot to me and I worked very hard to achieve that goal. I wasn’t necessarily working to become number one, being a success was more important than being the top blogger in this very crowded niche. So I worked hard to be a success and the number one thing happened.
You know what? I don’t want it anymore.
- I want to enjoy blogging without the pressure of being the top blogger. If that means I lose some traffic, so be it.
- Being part of a wonderful community of writers is more important than being a “famous” or “top” blogger.
- When you concentrate on being number one over being someone who offers something of value things change between you, your community and your peers.
- It sounds like such an ego thing to constantly tell everyone you are the founder of the “number one online community for freelance writers.”
- It’s not about me, or FWJ…it’s about you.
Sometimes I miss the early days of Freelance Writing Jobs. The days before we were a network. The days when we were just a small community of writers sharing job leads and tips…and the days before we were number one. I hope we never become so big we lose sight of what’s important or remember where we came from.
I’m backing off the number one thing, someone else can have that gig. When you work hard to stomp the competition or take over the world, you lose something in the process. I don’t want to be that person.
Let’s take it down to eleven.