True confession: This is not my first time blogging. I had a blog a few years ago on wordpress.com where I prattled on about anything that took my fancy. I was completely inconsistent in both timing and subjects but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
When I re-started I found the landscape had changed. Unless you did just want a small personal blog to put your thoughts out, there were suddenly a lot of things to learn – technical, design, business. Blogs are no longer just blogs, they are part of a bigger business model. For the uninitiated, it can be completely daunting and totally overwhelming.
Here’s the thing. I had not intended to blog about blogging. I wanted to focus more on developing a life you want to be living rather than the one you think you should be living. Or one that other people tell you that you should be living. There are a lot of sites out there and a lot of specialists and I had planned to leave it to them. However, I’ve recently been helping a good friend get started. It made realised a lot of the bigger bloggers started a while ago. Thing change. Starting now is different.
More importantly, one of the mandates of this site is for me to pass on what I learn as I take my own journey both in life and in business. I really believe that the more knowledge and wisdom there is, the better off we all are. So to leave out one aspect – and a big one at that – doesn’t feel right.
I’ve been on this journey. In fact, I am still on it. So look out for a series of posts coming that tell you exactly what I have learned and the potholes that I have fallen into. Hopefully, I can help you avoid them.
Feel free to ask questions and I’ll answer them if I know or if I can find out. So if you have a question, drop it in the comments below.