In all honesty, I’m not quite sure what I’m doing or if I have what it takes to be a blogger. My marketing, website and SEO guru at "Big Fluffy Dog" has been nagging me for ages now to write at least one article a week. Really? Do you know how hard that is for me? It can take me two holidays to read a book. How on earth am I going to fit this in to my already bat-**** crazy schedule?
In addition to the time factor, the thought of writing for an audience fills me with fear. I’m not a natural writer, my spelling is shocking, my grammars hit and miss (see what I did there?!) and I definitely communicate better and more confidently after a few glasses of wine! Oooh, perhaps that’s the secret, drink wine whilst blogging. Mmmmm, tempting…
Anyway, what do you think? Keep going or stop now? NOPE, I’m going to go for it. I made a promise to myself at the beginning of the year to face my fears, try harder, have faith in my ability and if I don’t succeed, try, try again. If only one person reads it, it’ll have been worth it.
I was also well informed that blogging is the way forward for a creative up-starter. It’ll help you (the audience) to get to know me; a forum where you can discuss ideas, share opinions or just relate to the content.
I’d love to hear what you enjoy about blogs? What's your top tips?
So, what do I write about and where do I start?
As the seeds of doubt started to set in, I even had to buy a book on the subject, ‘Blog INC’ by Joy Deangdeelert Cho. It came highly recommended during the recent Women Who Create Weekend Retreat - womenwhocreateuk.com. Between you and me, I’m still yet to read it properly (perhaps I need to holiday or two for that?!) Still, I’m happy to share it with other would-be bloggers - you can find it in the Workshop & Play premises (open now in Ampthill, Bedfordshire).
Over the next coming weeks, I plan to write about my experience as part of the Women Who Create weekend retreat, the fears, excitement and practicalities of starting your own creative business; have a few guest bloggers (so we can hear other experiences and points of view) and also share news on Workshop & Play’s launch.
I was also told that a blog post can be any length, so I’ll leave it at that in the hope you’ll pop back to read more another time.
Bye for now and don’t forget to ‘Make Time. Create Time. Me Time.’