BLOGGING Challenge: Day 18 of 30
I Break Promises
Today’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge tasks is about making a promise, which as a parent I do all the time and break!
I promise my kids that they’ll get something, that I’ll do something, that we’ll go somewhere… just to get them to cooperate with whatever I need them to do for me at that moment. And if I don’t follow through, they will call me out on it. In my mind it’s not a promise, it’s a compromise and not that serious. But there is it… right in the word: comPROMISE.
They might be kids, but they’re teaching ME things about life, constantly. What lesson am I teaching them by not doing what I say?! I preach to them about consistency, and about keeping your word, and not lying. Yet, here I am on what I feel is a minuscule scale, not delivering on my end. But regardless of the degree of promise, there are consequences. What happens when I don’t follow through? Distrust. Loss of credibility. Uncooperativeness. Reciprocal disappointing behavior.
Now, I’m being a bit dramatic in order to prove a point. Truth is, more often than not, I do what I say I will and my kids know this. But when I forget, I never forget how it feels that I let them down.
As a blogger, there’s a fundamental promise we give our readers… that we will provide informative, entertaining, quality content, consistently. My promise is to happily compromise my time for yours. I’ve stopped following bloggers because their content didn’t evolve. Or because their personality became too sponsored. Or simply because they stopped posting. I would hate to be THAT blogger, because I would never forget how it would feel to fail at yet another 30 Day Challenge. So, see you for Day#19!
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