- Change is good
- Change is inevitable
- All good things must come to an end
- Times they are a’changin’…
Are you as nauseous as me?
This blog has been alive now for over a year and half…and it’s literally become my favorite place to be. When I log into the back end to write, it’s with a greater joy, comfort and anticipation than I’ve ever had from writing – even with the most beautiful of journals. I used to seek out and collect cool journals, like new toys, each one more unique and perfect than the next. As I picked up my newest find, felt the cover under my fingertips and flipped through the pages, I’d be sure that this time, this journal would surely make me write.
It never did. It didn’t matter if the pages were lined or blank, if the book held inspirational quotes or pictures, if the cover was smooth or textured. I rarely ever wrote more than a few pages in a journal.
But here, I write. I talk, I share, I meet wonderful people, I grow, I learn. From the moment I opened this journal, I’ve never wavered in my dedication. I’m guessing that that’s why so much has changed.
When I started this blog, my goal was to use it as a tool to build my business. I focused on copywriting, marketing and social media, and the posts were on the educational/informational side with lots of how-to’s and the like. I was focused on my tags and keywords and all of that. My content reflected the places I wanted to be seen and hired.
And, don’t get me wrong. I practiced what I still preach to my clients because it works. Finding my own voice, writing about topics that I wanted to be organically found for and utilizing social media sites like Twitter, did just what I wanted them to. They helped me find an incredible audience of readers and commenters, raised my place on Google search pages and helped me grow my business.
But lately…I’m just not as interested in writing about those topics. I’m much more interested in writing about writing (creative, marketing, blog writing – all of it) and its process. Have you noticed? I have. On the one hand, I feel bad, like I’m shirking my duties or something. And because I’m in heaven writing about writing, I feel like a spoiled child getting her allowance even though she hasn’t done the dishes in weeks.
But, on the other hand, how many times have I talked about the crucial importance of writing about your passions? That’s what I’m doing. I might lose some readers as my subject matter changes, but I’m likely to gain some new ones as well.
Which brings me to another interesting point. You can’t tell anyone this, okay? Because it’s like breaking the blogger’s code or something. And I don’t want the equivalent of the Blogger Volturi coming to get me. Here’s the thing: bloggers are addicted to stats. I used to check my stats obsessively every day. I read into them like a psychic with Tarot cards. But now, I rarely check. Somehow, I’ve fallen off the stats wagon. I’ve literally broken the shackles that used to pull at me, cutting into my brain…
…and I’m just writing this blog for the sheer joy of writing.
It’s all connected and it will stay that way – because writing is writing is writing. There are just so many parts of it to explore as I live it – this writing life. Just consider yourself forewarned that I can’t stop following my heart around this blog.
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