Life’s Little Lessons: Why We Should Listen to Them

It’s been 3 months since my last blog post when I notified you, my readers, I was scrapping my newsletter. I don’t believe it was a huge loss for you or me as I failed miserably at writing one. However, it did free up time for me to focus on writing and publishing more blog posts for you.

Who am I kidding? Did you read that first line? It’s been 3 months since my last blog post!

Let’s cut to the crap and allow me to spill my beans.

The past year has been a roller coaster of rides for me and my business. For the past 6-7 months, I’ve been trying to embrace my new-found freedom, get my life in order, spend time with my beloved furchildren, and contemplate what I really want in life. I should mention too that this month I turned 50 and have been embracing life.

My passion dwindled

I’ve also noticed that my passion for blogging took a huge hit. It became monotonous and frustrating trying to come up with topics that no one has written about a dozen and a half times. (I’m sure you’ve noticed the redundancy of blog topics on the interweb.) Rather than push out “just another one of those posts”, I allowed blogging to take a back-burner not only on my business site but my personal site as well.

But I believe the time has come for me to rekindle my passion for blogging. I’m not going to allow it to consume me as I’m really enjoying my personal life, but I do wish to continue to network with you, my friends, my readers, and my current and future clients.

I know it’s going to be hard to make a comeback

Once you’ve taken a break from your business and blog, it’s going to be not only a scary ride trying to come back but you’re basically starting from scratch.

You may have lost the majority of your traffic and blog subscribers.

It’s going to be a struggle, right?

But it can be done. Y’all know this and even some of you have done it!

I debated my come back and how I wanted to interact with y’all

I bounced around some ideas with a few of my blogging friends who I admire the most and the jist of what I got is, it’s my business, my blog, we do with it as we want.

Have you noticed how some entrepreneurs are light and airy with their blog content yet they continue to spread the word of whatever it is they are passionate about?

We don’t need to be all stuffy and politically correct. It is our business!

We can make it what we want!

Our Services will be changing

I’ve noticed that SiteGround has this fabulous Migration tool available for its customers. I have yet to check it out as I am now a GreenGeeks superfan but anticipate this migration tool to be very useful for the customer. As for us who offer Migration as a service, I honestly don’t think it will hurt us. There will always be someone who is uncomfortable maneuvering their blog or even the backend of their blog.

So, how will our services evolve here?

That is yet to be determined, however, I do know that the request for help with WordPress.com has dropped off the charts.

This is the first of our packages to suffer its demise.

Our Blog Management package remains our #1 requested service.

Because it can be customized to meet your needs, it makes the small monthly fee very appealing for not only Bloggers but for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers.

Pinit Lifes Little Lessons and Why We Should Listen to Them

We’d love to bring you new services

As the online world changes and we grow our own businesses, we find there are more needs to help us succeed. Whether it be online needs, behind the scenes, or real-time needs, there is always something we wish that someone could do for us.

I would love to hear what some of those needs may be?

What have you heard around the web that entrepreneurs need more help with?

I’ve been compiling a list and hope to add some of your suggestions to it so go ahead and share your thoughts with us!

In closing

Those of you who have stuck around through my several month blog sabbatical and know of my personal struggles I’ve been dealing with, I want to thank you.

For my clients who continue to support me, recommend me, and reach out just to say “Hi”, I appreciate you.

I always want to hear from you so unlike a previous post I wrote about closing my comments, I am reopening them. I’ve missed the conversations and networking. I’m forcing myself to be more diligent in responding to your comments and my apologies for the past that never received a reply.

We all know….Shat Happens.

So, this is where we are. Trying to make our come back and see what our future holds.

The interweb is a vast, narly world of fun applications. It doesn’t all revolve around blogging, right?

Let’s learn more about the virtual realm as a whole.

Can we focus on the newbie internet user? The novice blogger?

Let’s kick back to basics and do what we are most passionate about…….helping one another.

It’s great to be back!

14 thoughts on “Life’s Little Lessons: Why We Should Listen to Them

  1. You have such a huge, loyal friend network Bren that you’ll be back in no time buddy. With your frequent sharing I noted this post in Triberr. Generous folks always pop up on the radar, quite quickly. I have pulled back and moved forward a few times during my blogging career; only until 4 years ago when I really began to find my footing, and the past 2 where things genuinely began to pop.

    Ryan

    1. Hi Ryan,

      I really appreciate your kind words and your continuous support. The following you have is very admirable and I can see why they are so loyal. You are not only an awesome entrepreneur but a caring and supportive friend. Thank you for always being there to put a smile on my face.

      B

  2. I had a feeling you were taking a respite; I hadn’t realized how long it had been. I hope you’re rested and motivated and ready to write again.

    I do want to address this topic you brought up about “writing the same stuff other people are writing about.” There’s nothing wrong with doing that; just do it differently. Use your words so the issues don’t sound stuffy. Pick things to concentrate on that everyone else seems to have missed. Or pick just one thing and write a lot about that one thing. It’s what I do all the time; I mean really, how much new information can we continue to write about some of the subjects we’ve been writing on for years? lol

    1. Hi Mitch,

      Sometimes we just need to step away, right?

      And you’re absolutely right. Putting a spin on content that’s been written over and over can help. I wanted to come up with original topics but yes, it’s all be written about a bazillion times. The secret is the “spin”. Your comment and Moss’s have convinced me of that.

      Thank you for your support, Mitch!

      B

  3. Hi Brenda, so glad to see you back girlfriend! You can DO this! You can grow it, I just know it.
    I do know how personal things can get in the way, been that, done that a few times as you know.
    Hang in there and I’m sure you’ll be so glad you have. You don’t have to post every day or even every week. Try for a few times a month 🙂
    Once you get writing you will probably fall back in love with it and continue on. You have so many great services to offer too 🙂 Best of luck and enjoy the rest of the weekend Brenda!

    1. Hey Lisa,

      Thanks for the vote of confidence. 🙂

      I have to admit, I have been enjoying the break, however, I’m not making the difference I wanted. In order to do so, I need to keep spreading my content and boosting my business. With the support of all of you, I know I can do it. Trying to make myself diligent in writing is the hardest part for me. I literally don’t pick my laptop up in the evenings anymore. Crazy, right?

      Thank you again, Lisa. You are such a great friend! And let me not forget to congratulate you again for going, full-time entrepreneur!

      B

  4. Hey Bren,

    It’s good to see you back on the grid girl! I don’t think it’ll take long before you’re business is booming again. I know you can do it!

    I think we all go through this phase. Some people find their way back, others find another road to take during their journey and some go on to something totally different. I for one am glad you’re blogging again. 🙂

    Welcome back B and girl you are rockin’ 50!

    Have a great weekend!

    Cori

    1. Hey Cori,

      Thanks, my friend. I know you made a great comeback after your break. Your determination is admirable for sure.

      I just need to get back into the groove of things. I got lax while getting my life in a “new” order and actually liked it. However, my passion to help is still there and I need to push myself to get back to a routine of sorts.

      I appreciate your continuous support and friendship, Cori. Thank you.

      B

  5. Hi Bren,
    Glad you’re back, and I’m so happy to read your latest post. However, you said your passion for hogging took a dive because you were not able to come up with blog topic idea l no one has written hundreds or times before. Why do you have to go through that? You see blogging is all about creating and providing value to your readers. It doesn’t mean writing something nobody has ever written. The are no new inventions in blogging. What bloggers do is write what has already been written hundreds or thousands of times over, but in a unique voice. Simply take an article that interest you, recreate it in your own voice, look to loopholes and fill them up. For example, one of my recently published article of week has already been written many times before by both top bloggers and newbie. Top bloggers like Brian Dean of Backlinko and Neil Patel have written about the topic, but I chose to write about it in my own way. Guess how it performed on Google, it landed on page 2 of Google search result at precisely #3 behind Brian Dean at #2. My point is, do not let blog topic ideas prevent you from enjoying your passion in blogging.

    And bytheway, I see you’re August born. I am too, August 13.

    Nice to have you back, Bren.

    1. Hi Moss,

      Happy Belated Birthday to you! I think I did see something about it on social. Not sure if Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, but I hope you enjoyed your special day!

      You are right. There are no new inventions in blogging (I like that). I assumed readers got tired of seeing the same old, same old over and over. I know, I kind of do. However, there are some who can put such a spin on the content that it draws me in. I get excited reading about the topic. So, if I can add that energy maybe it’s alright to write about the same topic. We can all try to be our own personal hero in writing content, right?

      I appreciate your support, your constant sharing of my content, and your friendship, Moss. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂

      B

  6. Nice to see you back, Bren and rarin’ to go! 😀 Sometimes, people are afraid to take blogging breaks for fear of losing their following, but I firmly believe that most people who like you and your content will always return. Wishing you great success with your online business!

    1. Thanks, Debbie. Just when I’m ready to come back, I lose my princess and it knocks me back out of the game. Oy vey. I’ll definitely be back and hope to get back into a routine of bringing valuable content to all. Thanks for your continuous support, my friend.

  7. Welcome back! Your voice is so crisp and clear – even when you write on topics other’s have covered, I gravitate here because you’re a real person. I’m glad you’ve been focused on your life and there will always be room for your blog to make an impact.

    Also, when I think about what I and others may need in terms of services… when sites that we built years ago start to break little by little. What do we do? We can either pay big bucks for a new site or make changes that will keep our current sites up to date and trucking along.

    Wishing you all the best!

    Alli

    1. Hi Alli and thank you for your kind words.

      Ahh… there is always something that we can tweak on our websites and without having the knowledge to do it ourselves, yes, we are at that mercy of those craving big bucks. That is one reason why I offer Blog Management as a service. It’s a small monthly fee that allows the blog owner to pretty much be carefree with the back end goodies. The clients I have that use this service know that all updates are happening in a timely manner. If there is an issue with an update, I take care of it. Cosmetic changes that you want to happen, yes, that is covered in the plan. My clients are happy in knowing whatever they need, I’m right there to handle it. 🙂

      Thanks again for your support!

      B

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