Starting Over

Posted by admin on August 20, 2014

Not only am I starting over on my old blog, but I hadn't quite set up this website for my blog correctly, so I am starting over on this as well.

My old blog just didn't quite fit in with the direction I was/am wanting to go, which is to meld everything together. I have been learning a lot about branding, and making things simple for my readers/audience to find. With different names for my business, youtube channel, blog, pinterest, twitter, etc. it was way too much!! No one could ever link all those things together to find me, and it was way too much for me to manange!! I am hoping that putting everything under my name (super creative, right?) I will have the ability to keep everything simple and clean, and it will give me the ability to move in any direction I want.

So, I got my website up (Alex is doing one too, and I can't wait to share what he's doing!! I am so excited for him to follow his passions), and went to town!! I am learning as many things as I can, and guess what the thing that I heard was the MOST important thing to do? Do you really want to know? It's quite complex :-) STARTING!!!! LOL, yep, that's it. Just launch and fix it as I go.

This is great advice for me, because anyone who knows me, knows that I struggle with an ALL OR NOTHING mentality, so I would be like, "Well, I need all of my ducks in a row, like a great feature picture, blog content, research done, interviews completed, a couple of podcasts recorded, THEN I will do my blog!!" This just sets me up for failure, because I am waiting to get those done, meanwhile, I am writing on my computer, and the posts are piling up, and I'm getting frustrated because I just want to get my writing on, but I can't because I said I would wait until I did ____________ (fill in the blank), and that's not going as planned, so that's frustrating too, and before I know it, I've run out of steam and I give up!!

Whew!! Sorry, that last sentence was a bit intense!!

I did get a few posts up before I had to start them over, so I am proud of myself for doing it, and even though I hate that I lost those couple of items, I did learn a huge lesson!! Copy & Paste your finished blog post somewhere you can access it, just in case!! This post? Oh yeah, it's getting saved!! If I have to do this all over again, all I will have to do is update it a little bit-tell you about the frustration of starting over yet AGAIN, and I'm golden!! Woot Woot!!

Anyways, check out my ABOUT page. It tells all ABOUT what I'm doing!! Isn't that just a great thing? An ABOUT page, telling what something is ABOUT? You won't be in the dark :-) Please feel free to leave comments as you stop in. I REALLY want to hear from you, this way I know I'm not just talking to myself (which does happen sometimes) :-) AND please excuse the mess, I am under construction :-) Hopefully it will look prettier soon, and you will have no idea that I am starting over!!