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.
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!
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!