Struggling With Direction and Focus?
For quite a few years now and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has struggled with what direction I should take my blog; personal, marketing, my interests, etc.
So I end up with quite a few blogs and not focusing very well on any of them. There is only so much time in a day.
Power Blogging and Affiliate Community
I know I’ve mentioned the “Focus Group” I belong to before, which by the way, PAC is a product of that focus group. You can find it here: Power Blogging and Affiliate Community You should check it out because it help to give me direction..
Sometimes It’s Right In Front of You
Now, back to the main focus of this post. A new friend of mine in the Focus Group, Elise Cohen Ho http://www.elisecohenho.com/ took a look at my blog(s) and gave me her marketing opinion on what I should do with them. Her critique of my sites were amazing eye openers for me.
Elise, spent some of her precious time over the last week looking over my blogs and getting an idea of what my “intentions” are and why I do what I love to do online.
Her suggestions for me and my blogs (well, you’ll start to see changes taking place over the next weeks and months) were almost as if …
Elise was giving me permission to be who I am and how to present myself to my readers so I could provide the “best” value and content to them each and every day…
Be True To Yourself
Little by little but with hesitation, I’ve been in the process of combining my blogs, because each one of my blogs make me the person I am today. But almost every where online we are told to “Keep your niches separate from each other, don’t try to mix any together.”
I wasn’t following my heart or letting myself be “me” in my blogging. I have always thought that trying to keep up with so many blogs was putting a negative cloud over all of them and in time, due to not being able to focus on one blog, they will suffer and eventually fail.
Since it seems that Google is supposed to be “all about people” now and focusing more on content of a blog for the readers, then the content people will now be getting from me will be a combination and a mixture of who I am – sharing what I know, how I want to help others, and my overall beliefs in treating each other with kindness and love. Be thankful for what you have and give back to those less fortunate.
Okay, it’s obvious I’m from the hippie era and that was all about peace and love but it still holds true for me today.
Who Are You Online?
How about you? Have you been fighting a battle online not knowing exactly how to present yourself? Are you a marketer, a mother, a father, an artist, a writer? Where do we draw the line with our blogs between who we are and how we can be ourselves and still share the knowledge we have with others?
I’m grateful to Elise for helping me find and fit together this last little piece of the puzzle of who I am in this big internet world. I have a sense of freedom to finally create a blog that I am comfortable with and can freely share my knowledge and expertise with others.
If any of this resonates with you in any way while trying to create your presence online, then I hope that you too will take a step toward being more of who you really are and not what some internet robot spits out in an analytic report.
By the way, Elise will be facilitating the new “Blog Tank” Hangout in our community starting Monday, July 21, at 3:00 PM.
So, my overall advice for you and your blog is to:
1. Be yourself.
2. Share your knowledge openly and freely.
3. Let your personality come through in your blog by design and layout.
4. Share your talents with others.
5. Every day do something good for someone without expecting anything in return.
I would also like to wish Elise and her husband a Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more happy years.
Monna Ellithorpe / Blue Jean Writer
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