Some hope blogging will bring instant success or financial freedom. When they doesn’t happen within a month or two, they give up.
But there comes a time when a blogger may ask, “Now what?”
“Where is this hobby of blogging taking me?”
“Is it a waste of time?”
Or “Can I make more out of it?”
I remember when that happened to me.
When I had been blogging for about 16 months and was in the process of compiling the interview series with veteran WordPress blogger, Lorelle VanFossen, her and I had a conversation in which she mentioned most bloggers who stick with it, go through periods of indecision. Sometimes around the six month mark, and again around the 18 month to 2 year mark, they begin to question why they continue to blog and where they see their blog taking them.
I don’t know if it was power of suggestion or a natural progression, but several months later I started asking myself the same question.
I looked around blogosphere and saw some of my fellow bloggers were moving forward with their blog based business plans. Others had made no changes, but blogged consistently. A few spoke of their dreams for the future, whereas others had given it up.
Although I knew I didn’t want to give up blogging, I wasn’t sure what the next step should be.
As I did before I started blogging, I turned to the brainstorming process. I looked at the possibilities, eliminated those I had no interest in and narrowed my options.
Shortly thereafter, the idea for “The Blog Boutique” was born.
Although The Blog Boutique is still in it’s infancy, I see the possibilities it offers.
I have hope for my future and the question of “Now what?” has an answer.
What about you?
Have you ever looked at your blogging activities and asked yourself, “Now what?”
If so, what answer did you come up with?
If not, is your blog headed in the direction you always wanted it to go?
Raise you hand. I’d love to hear your story.