I’ve spent the last couple of months or so wondering why I’m blogging.
It’s not that I didn’t have good intent when I started. It’s not that I didn’t know what I was doing. As a matter of fact, I was really excited about writing, blogging, whatever. I loved to get a thought, have an experience or bump into a new discovery I can share. I envisioned I could share something that either helped or entertained.
Either way. It was my way to serve in a fun way.
But somewhere, something not so pleasant happened. I think I got way too serious.
I started listening to the podcast “gurus” and reading what they were all writing. I basically drank the Koolaid. I began to worry about subscription lists and niching down to my underwear. I didn’t feel “serious” enough about what I was doing. I was spending lots of money and way too much time trying to “engage”. Why wasn’t I as “successful” as “they” said I should be?
Also, I was overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of unread emails in my blog’s inbox. I know I would never get to them. Not to mention the multiple “come hither” invitations to subscribe or to buy a course in this or that.
It wasn’t bad enough that I was being targeted multiple times a day by the same people. I was also getting emails introducing me to the same people I was getting the multiple emails from. It’s insane!