Building My Blog
I have wanted to have a lively blog for a long time but never really found a way of writing it that I felt would interest people and provide a possible means of earning money from it, as well as one that I could keep up writing, because it can be hard to write a technical "how to" article every few days.
I have probably always been much of a loner but as I have grown older, I have come to realise that what people want is "people". From reading the blogs that other people write in a number of totally different areas (IT, craft, parenting, including CoralLevang 's blog Beyond The Challenges Of Life etc) I realise that the blogs and newsletters that I read and continue to allow into my inbox, even if I am not using the information, are those that are authentic and give an idea of the person who is writing it. For instance, one newsletter is about IT software. It is an affiliate newsletter, in that the writers earn money if I buy the products they promote but they write about their families, new babies, shopping trips, ancient relatives, camping trips and even include a funny story every week (sometimes (well quite often) naughty) and that is why I read their newsletter and sometimes buy stuff through it. I KNOW from their writing that they don't expect me to buy something all the time and that they are sharing part of their lives, for interest. This also applies to personaPaper: I enjoy reading about different people's lives and thoughts.
The biggest interest in my life has always been motivation - as in lack of it - and I have thus looked for ways in which to motivate myself to do things. While thinking about getting a new blog and web site going last night (because I was listening to an IT related webinar about building sites) I suddenly realised that I need to provide the same kinds of things to my possible audience that I enjoy in the blogs and newsletters I read and that is the authentic person. And then I realised that (a) I had a lot to write about and it wasn't going to be technical and (b) writing about my struggles with motivation would give an authentic picture of me, that would hopefully resonate with those who also struggle with motivation. It also meant that i could write some "technical" articles about motivation, time management, etc, similar to ones I already have on here and just link to them from my personal type blogging.
I envisage a website with articles on motivation and a linked blog talking about various aspects of my personal journey with motivation that would point to the articles, so the articles get written once and the blog might mention each article every couple of weeks or so.
Are you wanting to write a blog or build a website? How are you going to go about it?
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