Blogging was a hobby, but its a lifestyle now
If I have learned anything since I started writing is that I need to stop giving up on the things I want to do. As I have said before in previous posts, I used to blog. I started blogging in 2006 on Blogspot (Yeah, that long ago) and I have moved my blog around from site to site, but never finding my forever home.
Never in a million years would I think I could make a living from blogging, which is why I never really ended up taking it seriously. I always gave up because it was “hard”. That was definitely the reason why I never found my forever home because I didn’t apply myself to figure out what I needed to do until now.
Image if I did. I would have been consecutively blogging for 13 years. I could have had a decent following if I had stuck with it. Thinking about that kind of makes me sad.
Worked really hard to plan ahead, but never stuck with it.
Going through my computer look for something, I found a post yesterday that was written by me years ago. Talking about how I start things but never finish them. Blogging can be added to that list now. I also found the list of 365 blog ideas that I wanted to write about in 2014. I was going to blog for a whole year. A whole 365 days of blogging. I didn’t finish that year, but I did finish making the list of ideas…Look at that something I did finish.
Some of the things on this list I found are really good ideas. So look forward to those in the future. As for previously written posts… Some need some tweaking. They were really great posts, but just not well thought out or well worded and some just need to be burned. However, for the good ones, I’ll post them again someday.
What have I learned from blogging?
My younger self was immature and posting what I wanted to complain about. I was not writing to appeal to other readers. I was not valuing anyone’s life other than my own. No one wanted to hear what I was complaining about. Heck, I lived in and I don’t even want to read about it. So whiney. However, I think writing on and off for 13 years, I can agree, has made me a better writer of some sort.
I am no longer writing posts about how my job sucks or the horrible relationships I was in. I am no longer self-sabotaging and constantly thinking the worse of others and myself. With each post, I read I could see my younger self growing up to the woman I am today. Back then I see I was still figuring out who I was and what I wanted to become.
Don’t put yourself down and give up because its hard. Work hard, learn everything you can, and in the end, you will have the greatest reward ever given. Proving yourself wrong.
How did I grow up writing such depressing self-deprecating posts? Humor was used to mask how unloved or unwanted I felt? She, I do not know… With all the writing I slowly became a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to say it out loud. Although, I am nowhere near where I want to be. However, I do have the drive in me to know how to get there.
Alway inspire yourself to create beautiful things
I’m bringing this up because I want to inspire people who want to do something, but think they cant. The only reason why you wouldn’t be able to do it is that you, yourself are holding yourself back. Get out of your comfort zone and push yourself to be better than you are today.
We stop ourselves from doing the things we want. We need to stop giving up. I learned that the hard way, but trust me things can change. Be free young grasshoppers, you only live once. This quote sits in the back of my mind when I am feeling unmotivated. Still, all these years later I still relate to Bryson Koehler’s words.
“Take the risk, be aggressive, push hard, and set your sights way, way, way farther out than you think you can get. Drive your team toward it every day. That way, if you don’t get all the way to that goal line, you’ve at least gone further than you would have had you tried to de-risk the project upfront.”–Bryson Koehler, chief information and technology officer for The Weather Company
I first read this quote on Enterprisersproject.com on an article they posted about Risk-taking quotes to inspire business leaders. Go read all the wonderful quotes they have by some of the top business owners in the world.
In the end, we need to remember what matters most
This was written to inspire others but to also hold me accountable for my actions in the past. To see where I had come from and remember to never give up on things you truly want. To remember to stop giving up on the things that I want. I need to work hard and be productive. Always think of ways you can reach your goal. Work hard to improve yourself every day. Stick with it and it will eventually work out.
I’m gonna spend the rest of my day going through that list of 365 blog ideas to pick out the ones I think are worth writing about and that I think will benefit you guys or maybe make you laugh. A new post is coming out on Tuesday. Were going to be exploring a cute little city by us called Cedar Key. We have never been and it’s like an hour and a half away from us.
One last quote to leave you with I have this posted on my computer monitor for me to see every day is:
I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your day. Please let me know in the comments what are some of your personal and business goals. Let me know, I would love to hear and remember to stop giving up.
Until next time guys, Have a great day!