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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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..
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.