Perfectionism is not helpful when you’re trying to write new posts to your blog. The past few weeks every morning when I woke up I told myself that I was going to write a new post that day – then the day ends and no post. I have come up with multiple ideas to write about and I always seem to come up with some reason not to do it. Today I decided that I am just going to write a stream of consciousness post and get this blog active again!!
Here are the things that I have decided to do on this blog going forward:
Write about all of the various areas that interest me – not just blogging.
Some of those various interests are good health and good food, plays, concerts, art exhibits, and dance programs, books (fiction and non-fiction) and magazines, and learning new things (blogging, internet marketing/product creation, technology) – there are more but I think you get the idea.
Share information that I find interesting and assume that others may too.
I find myself spending a lot of my time on my laptop reading emails and cleaning out my inbox (I’ll cover that in another post), reading the many magazines I subscribe to, and listening to podcasts (especially when I go for my daily walks and/or visits to the gym).
Relax and not worry about how big my list is because I am my primary audience.
So much of what I read about blogging and internet marketing has to do with building a list so you can eventually monetize that list and make money. I’ve decided that my list will grow (or not) as a result of me enjoying what I’m writing about and sharing what I find interesting and have a passion for.
Be myself and let this blog reflect who I am, what my interests are, and what I’m doing.
This blog is for me to share what I’m learning, doing, and enjoying as I make my way through this life. My passion for life, learning, technology and science, and the arts will make this interesting for me to write and hopefully for you to read.
Summing up – and circling back around to the beginning of this post – I am going to use this blog to keep my perfectionism in check and express my joys (see picture). I will be posting at least twice a week, even if it’s just a short check-in to let everyone know what or how I’m doing or an update with a link to something I’ve seen, read, or listened to that I really enjoyed or learned something from.
I hope you’ll stay along for the ride by opting in and leaving me a comment. Also please let me know if you have any suggestions as to subjects/websites/blogs for me to visit or write about.