When I started blogging, I just started posting my thoughts. I didn't have a plan at all. I just kind of went with the flow. And at first I wasn't sure if anyone was reading what I was writing. It was just out there. If people found it, it was okay. If they didn't I just figured it was the internet. People would eventually stumble across it.
Then I heard that you could get a lot of free items to review if you are a blog. I read that you had to build a social media empire in order to get some really great perks from blogging. That sounded like a good idea. I really like free stuff. And I even liked the idea that maybe I could get paid for blogging. Wouldn't it be great to quit my day job, and blog for a living?
I delved into contacting individuals. I read up on seo. I joined groups. I commented on other blogs. It was taking all of my free time. And I burnt out. And I wasn't satisfied with the writing I was doing. It felt like I wasn't doing the thing that is important to me. I wasn't writing about things I enjoyed. It was something I had to do instead of something I wanted to do.
So I decided that I needed to give myself permission to miss a post. I didn't have to visit all the blogs in the world. I needed to do those things, but I needed to enjoy it.
I also needed to make sure that I was being myself when I wrote posts. You know what I found out? I found that I didn't miss days of posts. If I decided I didn't have to post, I just did it. And as I created original posts based on ideas that I have things worked out.
And I also realized at some point they'll just come to me.