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It’s June: Writer’s Block

I’ve been trying to scratch that itch to blog. And it hasn’t been going too well. I think about it everyday. It’s been like two propelled magnets: I am one, the computer the other. 

You see, I’ve been wanting to launch my blog and expect for readers to automatically gravitate. I know I have a lot to say that’s worth reading. So here’s what’s been holding me back: 

  1. How to convey my thoughts and ideas: I want to lifestyle blog, but I read and hear everywhere that it’s too broad and I will have trouble with grabbing the attention of readers. But I’ve been struggling with narrowing it down to just one. Understand, every decision I make in life, big or small, is a life decision. Sometimes I honestly believe that’s the hardest kind of person you can be in life. Everything is stressful and after finally making a decision, you still continue to wonder, “What if I chose differently?” Then, you ponder on the things you missed out on and yadda-yadda. But, I digress. This is what’s been keeping me from moving forward blogging.
  2. The process of launching a successful blog: I’m still trying to figure out the ins and outs of blogging. Do I need to come out of pocket for my blog to be successful financially? Buying my own domain and paying for more appealing layout? I’ve just discovered email subscriptions. So much to learn! Where to begin!? It’s all me scared away. 
  3. Priorities: being a full-time mom, and trying to land another gig (just finished a contracted job, now it’s interview after interview) knowing rent is due again next month.. Blogging is still on my mind! You thought I’d say it’s the last thing I’m worried about? No,no. It’s still an area of interest. I would love to create a passive income. 

So there was this webinar that I’ve reviewed about a week prior that gave me some ideas on how to get started. And then it dawned on me that I have commitment issues. 

I’ve never carried out a project to its entirety unless there was a grade or consequence to it being incomplete. You know, I think this is the first time that I’ve admitted that out loud. Why do I start something and never finish it when my life is centered around setting goals? I love goals, they’re my motivators to living life! 

Anywho, one of the suggestions was to spy on my potential audience: i.e. read comments on posts pertaining to my interests and see what readers thought the writer lacked and solve those problems. While I thought, genius move, what if I don’t want to do that? I agreed with the first suggestion, to see what readers are saying to writers, but had a hard time wrapping my head around part 2. I decided to take the host of the webinars advice, I just began to explore WordPress a little more. In doing that I looked into more of what my areas of interest were, and in doing that I found a topic that brings my entire lifestyle blog into one category: self-help. 

In reading more posts about this topic, I stumbled across an exercise to do when my mental is feeling clouded: prompts..

    Transformation
    : the act of transforming (to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed)

    This is the stage in which I am in my life. I just completed a contracted position and have not landed anything else. So this is the perfect time to start my ventures. It’s like I’m in metamorphosis. I’m brewing, I’m nesting, and soon I will hatch, scream! Ready to take on the world.

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    5 thoughts on “It’s June: Writer’s Block

    1. Ah yes…as you know I understand the block! πŸ™‚ I think you are well on your way to figuring out exactly what you want your voice to be. It’s ok to not have hit all figured out when you start. Blogging can be fluid and being too structured and set in a niche can ruin the experience (unless that niche is your true passion)
      I agree that reading others blogs can help inspire but I disagree with taking their ideas and solving a problem they seemed to miss. Instead making connections with others who are working just as hard as you are should be the 2nd part of that idea. I think as a whole the wordpress community is so kind and helpful…ready to support and be your cheerleader. Being inspired is one of the benefits of connecting with other bloggers and it’s made a huge difference for me. Good luck to you and keep writing! πŸ™‚

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      • Thank you so much for your kind words! I didn’t like the second part to the webinar’s suggestion because it just didn’t seem right. You cleared that up for me and I appreciate you and the WordPress community a great deal!

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        • I can tell you first hand how much it helped me. This is my 4th blog and I’ve lost interest and moved on each time. I feel like this community makes me want to stay put when I would normally give up. Your words were very familiar to me, because I’ve felt all the same things about doing this and about not finishing things. Keep at it. You have the talent. πŸ™‚

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        • Thank you, and this is my second blog. When I was younger (maybe age 9), I discovered blogger. And I played around with it. Last year, I rediscovered it and decided to give it a try (this time I see oils actually know I was doing vs just playing around on it as child). I chose that host site because I thought I’d start off small, a little scared of the freedom I heard WordPress offered. I soon learned that, I hated blogger (laughs). Made the switch here… Looks better, feels better. And I am building an audience and meeting fellow bloggers here! Blogger was a ghost town πŸ™‚

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