Intentionally Getting Back on Track
It’s Women With Intention Wednesday again… which means focusing on something INTENTIONALLY.
Here’s the definition again:
Deliberately, purposely, knowingly**
This week, I’ve been working on purposely getting back on track with blogging. This includes writing and publishing the blog posts, obviously, but also interacting in Facebook blogging groups, visiting other blogs and commenting, making some slight changes in my blog themes and settings, and reviewing what’s involved in actually treating my blogging as a business instead of a hobby.
Writing and publishing blog posts
My goal is to purposely write and publish two posts daily (here and at my Words of Encouragement blog). That doesn’t always work, when other obligations are higher priority or I simply run out of time due to having too many things to humanly accomplish in one day! I want to work toward writing and publishing earlier in the day, rather than after supper and later in the evening. At this moment, writing this, it’s about 4:45pm here in Maine…so far, so good, and my other blog post is already done (if you’re interested: Feel Like Quitting? Don’t Give Up!)
Interacting in Facebook blogging groups
I purposely participate and interact in Facebook blogging groups. I’m really enjoying it! They provide a sense of community, accountability, and networking to help with growing and promoting my blogs. Many of the groups also provide numerous resources and opportunities to learn more about the business of blogging, to take it beyond the hobby stage.
Visiting other blogs and commenting
I purposely choose to visit other blogs and to leave valid, relevant comments. I’ve bookmarked and followed many interesting blogs. I’ve also formed wonderful virtual relationships with some bloggers, especially in smaller mastermind groups.
Making changes in blog themes and settings
I purposely choose to make changes in my blog themes and settings (fonts, colors, spacing, and so on). I learn as I go and get feedback from others. Sometimes I agree and other times agree to disagree with feedback regarding potential changes I should or shouldn’t make. I was kind of stagnant for awhile and just used the standard themes and templates, but recently I’ve been experimenting with different themes and looks. I want to be proud of my blogs, but also appeal to the majority of you readers and followers of my blogs.
Reviewing details of hobby vs. business blogging
This is a new area for me and I’m purposely choosing to become more informed about transitioning from hobby to business blogging. I’ve read income reports from bloggers in some of the groups.
It amazes me that some folks are making hundreds and even thousands of dollars MONTHLY!
I’m certainly not anywhere close to that potential. I’ve only just started adding some affiliate links and widgets to products and services I’m familiar with, so I can feel comfortable recommending them. I also purposely added widgets for my OWN business products as well (K-Lee’s Kreations).
AND… I’m currently working on some freebies to offer to you all …
AND some new reasonably priced products coming in October!
So What About YOU?
Do you actively blog? As a hobby or as a business?
What have you done intentionally today?