My recent experience with a possible client brought me here on my blog and wrote something after a long hiatus.
Is it funny? I used the word “hiatus” numerous times before. That was a long time ago.
I started blogging in June 2005, and I blogged every day, religiously.
Blogging was my breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between meals. I loved it so much that I almost set our house on fire.
This was a long time ago. I just remember this now when I was preparing my coffee this morning. We have an electric kettle like everyone else, but I didn’t have one long time ago so I won’t notice if the water is boiling already.
I just found out that the stainless kettle was no good of use anymore as I burnt it inside and out. And yeah the stove was still on, and I thank God that I noticed it at last.
We were safe, not the kettle though.
Back to hiatus and blogging, I just felt that this is the time for me to get back to blogging because hey, I still love it. It’s my first love.
I have recently helped a friend to develop her skills in blogging and how it will help her attract new clients online and of course some technical parts to blogging for SEO.
Let’s agree that no matter how much time and how much content you write online it is useless if no one is reading it.
And I thought to myself, I am preaching too much about blogging to friends and clients, but I am not doing it for myself. I know it’s ridiculous.
But hear me out. I am doing a lot of things right now. There’s a lot of my plate. Only my plate is not serving me anything because it is sitting on my head.
Well not entirely accurate because I am kind of proud of myself for the following reasons:
- I have re-done my website. I have some friends who helped me evaluate my homepage. It is always great to have some extra eyes on what we do for ourselves, right?
- I am currently working on two client work. One for a photographer and another for a lifestyle entrepreneur.
- I finally built my own Time Management System to which I still need to follow. Yes! I have to admit I am not the organized person that you’ll know but I am a changed woman. Promise.
- I am currently developing my business and management skills. That thing is of paramount importance for me these days.
There are still some activities that I can add, documenting anything I do and will do is something that I also need to focus on, and I think I am getting good at it. That is if I will compare my past life to my current one.
Do you see where I am going at with this post?
Well, It’s been a long time since I last published a blog post. And If I will count the days of my hiatus ever since I started blogging in 2005?
I haven’t published for a long time, and there’s a lot of reasons why I wasn’t blogging like I used to be and one of these is finding the topic to write.
And based on what I am telling you right now from the start of this post and this line? I learned that I have enough topic to cover for my next blog entries. I just need to find time to write and never forget the strategies.
One of the strategies that I can think of is to start with my readers.
I know I have some readers out there and this is where I want to start my blogging roadmaps.
- I should think about my readers more often.
- Who are they?
- Their ages?
- What is their financial situation?
- Do they have challenges? How can I help them solve their problems?
- And how can I motivate them to read my blog?
There’s a lot to consider, but I think this is a great start. If I set my mind to these strategies and start with the one above, I know I can create my blogging roadmaps to get back to it again.
Actually, I want to thank Darren Rowse for this topic. He just wrote “How to Create a Reader Avatar for Your Blog” two days ago.
I’ll tell you about my experience with a possible client next time. Meanwhile, you can connect with me on Facebook for the meantime.