I’ve been agonizing for months on how to start this blog post.
So, I’ll keep it simple. I’m back.
Blogging hasn’t come easy for me lately. I’ve been writing and doing VA work and may re-enter the brick-and-mortar life, but that remains to be seen.
I wasn’t sure if my little community needed me to return. We shall find out.
I was going to give you one of my fabulous “listicles” explaining how to revive a blog, but really, the most important thing is to start.
Start writing. Start brainstorming. And finishing what you start. (That’s a big’un.)
And the second most important thing is to (re)gain confidence. In your ability as a small business owner. As a (insert awesome skill here). In your humanity. No matter where you’ve been, you can always return.
My goal? Rediscovering my voice and and becoming one of the best writing and freelancing blogs (again).
I’ll need your help. What’s bugging you right now? Let me know in the comments.
So, here I am! If you have questions on where I’ve been, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Welcome back! You’re gonna do great.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Lisa!
Glad to see you’re back, Wiliesha! Looking forward to hearing what you have to say on writing, work, and freelance hustle.
My biggest issue right now is finding a way to balance the time stpent on different projects. One may have reached the editing stage while others are still mid-draft, and it can be tough to know when to focus on one project over another. This is especially true when working on things that have self-applied deadlines, as those can slide so easily.
Thanks! Oh, this is a great topic, Dan. I can write about the method I’m using right now, but it’s nothing you probably haven’t heard of already.
I’m not sure whether to focus on writing Ultimate Guides or building and marketing Facebook Messenger Chatbots or both.
What say you?
Wow, I haven’t even considered Messenger Chatbots. I’m not a huge fan of them honestly. But I do love “Ultimate Guides.” I’m still playing around with an idea for those.
It’s always good to hear from you and see you doing well! What are Ultimate Guides?
Thanks Karyn! An Ultimate Guide would be like a really big ebook or something like that.
This weekend I’ve been thinking that I need a writing coach and thought of you but remembered that you’d taken early retirement (-:
Couldn’t believe it when 12 or so hours later an email pops up to say that you’re back!
Hope we can connect soon
Ava! I’m so honored you thought of me. We should chat soon. Shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so happy to read this!! One proud mom in SC. She’s Got It! Love mom.
Thanks Mom. 😀
So happy to see you’re back, Willi – and what an awesome, excited community you’ve built here! You have a lot to be proud of.
Really, really relate to what you said about the most important thing being to just start. I think that’s often the most challenging thing, too. Especially when you feel you need to regain your confidence or trust in yourself. I think the best, and sometimes scariest, way to do it is just to keep taking steps forward. Even baby steps. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
My main challenge is balancing short term work and revenue generation vs. long term business development… and mixing in some personal life 🙂
But we can both do this! I believe in us!
Sorry it took me so long to approve, but I was away from my desk. I love you Ayelet! I will definitely talk about your topic. It’s a great suggestion.
Yay! I’m so glad you’re back!! (Sorry for the delay in this message – life has been insane lately!!)
I’m branching out from the freelance writing and doing some coaching and courses! Very exciting, as well as hectic 🙂
Looking forward to catching up with your journey 🙂
Excited! I need to plan a new blog post soon. I’m sorry for the delay in replying!
Welcome back. Everything starts with just one little step, so you’ve got this!
Work-Life balance is always a challenge. I heard about the 70-20-10 rule years ago & incorporate into my calendar: 10% reserved for formal learning (as defined by me), 20% networking (including volunteerism) & 70% for work related matters. I determine how many hours/week or month I use for the formula & then SCHEDULE time for each. I color code too. So, if one uses 50 hours/week, I block off 5 hours for learning. That’s an hour/day of reading or listening to an ebook during my commute. It can also include a webinar, lunch/learn, or lecture. Since I’m awake >15 hours/day, I carve out big blocks on week-end for chores, family, fun & relaxation too.
Yes, I don’t always stay aligned to the plan weekly, but I can look at a month & acknowledge the focus on balancing it all AND the accomplishments achieved.
Thank you so much!