A few weeks ago writing this blog became not fun. I started to see posting as a chore, something else on the To Do List that had to get done. I hated that feeling.
It’s been nearly ten years since I started this blog and I didn’t start it with the goal of making money or to get attention. I didn’t care about how many Twitter followers I had or whether or not people shared what I wrote. I started it as a creative outlet … a way to write … to send my thoughts out into the universe.
I want to get back to that.
I’ve been bogged down in trainings, e-books, printables, more trainings, e-mails, etc., etc., and more etc. I literally just deleted and/or unsubscribed from at least 30 e-mails from all sorts of blogging gurus promising me they could teach me how to make magical money from my site. A few days ago I realized that THEY are making magical money from their sites by promising me they can show me how to make magical money from my site. Wait a minute!
Yes, some people can monetize their blogs and make a good living, but their blogs ARE their full time jobs. Mine isn’t and probably won’t ever be.
I started this for fun and lately it really hasn’t been.
It’s the very definition of insanity. I kept doing the same things over and over again expecting a different result, to feel better about all of it. It didn’t work.
So I stopped and took a step back … and my whole view changed.
I sorted through all the trainings and kept the ones I want to do (at my leisure). I downloaded the e-books to my Kindle and will read them (also at my leisure). I found a new design for this site and have been working on taking better pictures, writing new pages and creating a new logo.
I’m excited about writing and designing again, because I just want to create something and put it out there … without any other agenda.
Someday I might sell e-books, trainings, t-shirts and boxed wine cozies, but then again I might not.
I’m taking my own advice and enjoying this hobby again and I’m so glad you’re along for the ride.
P.S. Please be patient with me in the next few weeks as I transition over to the new design and start making this place a fun place for me to be again.
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