My Marketing couch who is a marketing genius and a true gem gave me a challenge to write 30 blog posts in 30 days (one post a day) YIKES!!. At first I gasped with shock and lack of air and then I started laughing but she was not kidding at all. I told her that I had started a blog last year and I only managed to muster up 5 blogs "5" in an entire year so maybe 30 in a month was asking a bit much :-( So I tried to convince her that maybe I should start crawling first then walking and finally running and that writing a blog every day was virtually impossible for me. I even tried bargaining with her that every couple of months I could write one blog then once a month then twice a month then once a week and then finally once a day for the 30 days - that seemed to make total sense to me. But she wasn't having any of it and said "Absolutely Not!"
She explained that the 30 day challenge trains and disciplines you at first then you can slow it down to once a week but you must push yourself at the beginning. So I trusted her and decided to take the challenge and here I am 12 days in and not looking back.
Starting a blog can seem overwhelming but according to my marketing coach it is one of the simplest ways to join the on-line community. Each blog post written adds new, fresh content to your website and very importantly your business begins to have a voice.
With that said my challenge is going well... So far so good. The first few days were overwhelming and after feeling a sense of accomplishment after writing each blog I would suddenly go into panic mode about the nexts day's blog. It is definitely getting easier and I am working out stratergies to calm the panic like making lists of topics and actually blogging ahead when the creative juices and ideas start flowing. Also, with a lot going on in my studio right now with up coming exhibitions and art deadlines, it makes it much easier.
Last week I was feeling under the weather and I didn't write for a day I was a mess with panic and disappointment. But I made up for it a couple days after and wrote two posts in a day -whoop whoop proud of myself. So im back on track and rearing to continue my challenge to the end.
And thanks to you all for reading :-)