I am getting ready to reveal the biggest secret of lifestyle bloggers everywhere…..we are not perfect! It’s all an illusion. A lot of mommy bloggers and lifestyle bloggers in general tend to perpetuate the myth of perfection, which is not good for us normal, hardworking mamas who are just struggling to make it through the day, and may have a minute to catch up on our favorite blog before we collapse into bed at night.
It has been on my heart lately to show my imperfections so that God can use me. He does not, after all, use the perfect.
I hope you all realize that when you read a blog, you aren’t getting the whole picture of someone’s life. You are getting what they want you to see and believe about them. To illustrate my point, I snapped some pictures of my house when the kids and I got home from Bible study today. I didn’t change anything about my house or the rooms I was photographing, just changed my point-of-view or zoomed in or out.
I am not a professional photographer, so just imagine what I would be able to do if I was! We catch perfect images, then write catchy tag lines with lots of exclamation points, then start Pinning, Tweeting, and Instagramming.
No one is perfect, so please don’t read these blogs and think that you are less or need to do any more than you are already doing. Give yourself a break, and just focus on the good!
That is the real secret of bloggers-we find the beauty in the mess, then enjoy sharing that beauty with others.