August 7th 2018
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change~
I had a recent conversation with my friend Devan about how I felt my blog wasn’t going anywhere. I felt like I had hit a dead end that had made me feel that this is destined to just be a hobby for the rest of my days. However, Devan urged me to acknowledge how much progress I had made in the past year and not to give up hope that it could go somewhere. That being said, I started thinking for quite some time about the type of content I would create if time and finances weren’t an object and I realized my brain has a lot of great ideas.
What I also realized is that I don’t need to spend tons of money or even tons of time to get started on creating content that I hope to someday improve upon. I came to the realization that I was struggling with blogging, not because I wasn’t capable of doing it, but because I was feeling too discouraged by life to put my all into it.
However, I find that blogging is something I truly enjoy and there is not better feeling than posting things I really feel proud of. But sometimes I don’t get the response I want despite working hours on a post and that can really be a huge blow to my motivation. I started to realize that although stats matter, I can’t let them be the only driving factor in creating content.
Instead of trying to post content because I think it is what people want to see, I need to start creating content that people didn’t know they wanted to see. I want to create content that I, as a reader, would find unique and interesting and something to keep coming back for.
Right now, I have thought of a lot of great ideas that I am considering “reach goals” for future years of blogging, but right now I plan to integrate the ideas I have in small ways, by testing out new types of posts and seeing how they perform. Also, if you are a consistent reader of my content, I would love your input on what kind of posts you read for so I can get to my know audience better,
Overall, the largest small change I want to make is getting back into my pre-planning so I can take more time preparing production-heavy content that I feel I, along with my readers, will enjoy!
I hope that these small changes will help me change my blogging perspective and turn this little hobby into something more tangible.