Well, It’s been a week since my blog went live, I’d just like to thank that one person who visited my site, oh wait I think that was me! Anyway, regardless of the lack of traffic, I am enjoying writing for this site, I find it cathartic and relaxing, I hope to look back and cringe at what I’ve written one day …… that will mean I have improved.
I must admit, I thought it would be easier to start a blog, I did a lot of research, so much in fact I confused myself, in the end I just got to the point where I thought, ‘just do it’, I can learn as I go along, that’s my strategy.
I have been going to bed with SEOs, CSS, Analytics, Content Strategy, plug-ins, traffic, platforms, site maps to name but a few swirling around in my head. Sooo much to learn, lucky for me I like learning, so this suits me down to the ground, unlucky for me I am not technically minded, so when I go on a ‘How To’ website, I end up with layers of google pages as I am looking up every other word they use that I don’t understand. Something tells me I am going to learn a lot, I mean a real Lot, with a capital ‘L’.
Setting up a blog is actually the easy bit, getting people to actually visit your site is another thing, it’s a challenge I am looking forward to. Apparently there are more than 10 million blogs out there, so competition to get to the top of google is steep, but like I have already mentioned, this is a journey for me with the hope it will be of use to others.
I haven’t actually told anyone I have a blog yet, I have discussed that I plan to have one to very few select people. I will start to tell people, I guess I have sort of locked myself away for the last few weeks, since losing Sully and tried to keep busy with this blogging project.
I do have a tendency to over-plan everything, I am an avid list writer, brainstormer kind of person and have realised recently, sometimes you just need to take action. You don’t have to wait for the time to be ‘right’, that time may never come, or to gather every bit of information you need to get the job done, you learn more ‘on the job’ than absorbing massive amounts of information. So, take the first step no matter how small it is towards what you want, no matter what that is. Put yourself out there, regrets are one of the saddest things in this life, not realising your potential is even sadder.
Yes, it is daunting, yes, this is taking up a lot of my free time and yes, I feel scared, bordering on excitement. I want to be a good blogger, with good content that will be useful to someone who was just like me two years ago, not happy with themselves, plodding through life, unsure of how to change things. I truly hope as this blog develops, it will inspire people to be more, do more and above all else awaken their passions!