I've been really struggling with writing for Rosieland the past few weeks.
A reflective post.
I completely lost my flow and kept giving myself a hard time for all the things I wasn't doing. It's put me in a tough mental space.
This is my way of saying I've been super stressed by it all.
But bloody hell.
💯 I'm at issue 98 of my weekly curated newsletter, my 100th is in sight.
🗓 And I recently passed one year of publishing something (practically) every week.
🥳 This also means I've reached the point of renewal of paid subscribers.
👋 Moving away from Substack and creating my own thing has come at it's financial cost, but overall I'm super happy with the direction it's going. Money is not the driver for me.
Showing up, thinking and creating around community is my everything.
📈 I've never written and been so consistent with my writing in my life.
🐌 I'm playing the long and steady game, there's too much going on in my life to push this stuff faster.
🎱 I feel like I've dropped the ball on a few things, I do my best not to give myself a hard time for it. There are many imperfections.
Be kind to Rosie, Rosie.
🛌 After a 3-week break of not writing, I'm back, semi-refreshed and ready to review and adjust how I move forward.
✨ I'm confident that Rosieland is the most useful, relevant and indie-pendent community resource out there, not just in terms of writing, but also all the curation I've been doing.
I just haven't made time to communicate it well. This will come in time.
💡 The whole writing process has really enabled me to think through community building in a better and deeper way.
I'm so glad I started. I've changed because of it. My life is most definitely different as a result of it too.
If I didn't care so much about community building, I know I would have given up a long time ago.
Doing the things you love is what keeps me going. Not money. Not success.
❤️ Love what you do.
And here's the Tweet version.