I love my work. Writing about simplicity in life and business is something I truly enjoy. If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog and using it to support a business and help you do work you love, start considering the possibility of making it a reality.
The 3 most important things to growing a blog you love …
- Work with people who do good work. If you want to develop a stand out blog, work with someone who has a blog you like. Make sure you connect with their work and philosophy. When I started this blog almost three years ago, I connected with and learned from other bloggers. It was the best decision I made, and a great investment of time and money. Not only did I learn from people who had successful blogs, but we had similar values in how to do business and treat people. That is so much more important than what you want to write about or understanding the technical stuff.
- Help people. If you want blogging to be more than a hobby or an online journal, write about things that help people. Focus on someone besides yourself in every thing you publish.
- Keep going. Getting anyone to pay attention to what you have to say in a sea of millions of blogs can be slow going, especially in the beginning. Don’t stop. Your message is important and you can rise to the top with the right intentions and approach.
You deserve to do work you love and share it with the world.
A blog will be a powerful part of the equation. Your blog may be the extra connection to people who visit your business, a part-time income, a platform for writing a book or launching creative projects or the door to something completely new.
When I quit my job in 2011 to do work I love, I never would have imagined that it would be this great. I’ve made the best friends, had the coolest writing and speaking opportunities, worked with the most engaged, thoughtful people and wake up excited about getting to work.