The Struggle of...     Blogging

March 7, 2018

 

About five years ago, I created a blog that got absolutely no traction and I was immediately defeated. Fast forward to 2018 and it’s the same struggle. Immediate results is what I was looking for but I knew that was absolutely insane to believe that things would just take off. For me there was always this disconnect between thoughts and paper. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how to translate, it was that I just didn’t want to. 

 

I’ve struggled with paperwork for years so had absolutely no idea how I would eventually become a successful blogger. In my head, I have tons of ideas but when it comes time to write everything falls flat. With majority of success there is the hard work that leads up to it which most people don’t see because we are just focused on the results. I finally came to the realization that if I continued to but off blogging then I would never get good at it. It’s true what they say...practice does make perfect.

 

All I can do in 2018 is continue to work at it and overcome my obstacles then maybe it would become easier to write about things people are actually into. Let’s face it, everyone is blogging. Everyone is creative and the competition can be intimidating but also motivating. Realizing that it’s March and I haven’t really done anything, I had to sit myself down and think of what I really wanted, who am I trying to appeal to. Easy, right....WRONG. Finding your target audience is not easy especially when you don’t designate enough time into creating a fan base then continue to keep them interested. It was time to be honest with myself because I lacked focus and dedication for something that I feel I can be great at.

 

I’ve been lazy and procrastinating by putting off until the next day and the next day and the next day. I used the excuse that I work so much that I don’t have time to do anything fun and write about it. I figured I was too boring to captivate anyone’s attention. Excuses, excuses, excuses! I had an excuse for everything when it came to me developing my brand. But why? I hate excuses and I didn’t allow them in my fulltime career (that’s I have dedicated 10 years to)so what was I allowing it in my goals and aspirations. Simple, fear!

 

It is the scariest thing to put yourself out there as a brand an fail. No one ever looks to fail but the thought has created this fear in me that wouldn’t allow me to strive for what I know I can possibly be great at. I have all these great ideas but scared to share with others due to the fear of failure.

 

Today is Tuesday, March 6, 2018 and I re-dedicate myself to Merci and all the greatness it can achieve. Some of my best inspiration comes in the middle of the night (I think these great ideas/ topics prevent me from sleeping because it’s too good not to share, lol.) so I’m committed to putting the content out and using the feedback as a tool to help me become better.

 

I’m sure you are reading this and think ...”This is great and all but what is her goal? Who is her audience? What is she trying to do?” Well I guess you’ll just have to wait on the next few post to find out!!!

 

-Brandi 

 

 

 

 

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