I once read that “Artists must account for their disappearances.”
I can’t exactly remember where I read it…but I believe it was in a book either by Mokoto Fujimura, Austin Kleon or Paul Arden…I’ll figure it out and update this post later J
Well, today I am accounting for my recent disappearance.
It’s the holiday season (my favorite time of year), so I totally understand if most of you probably didn’t realize I was even less active on social media than usual over this past month…and for those of you who did notice – here is my artists account:
Over the past week and a half, I’ve been behind closed doors creating new ways to use my art! I created a survey in order to gather my family and friends input on their interest in blogging. I worked with a coach to finish building out my Blog Like A Boss curriculum (Nyrka Riskin is a wiz). I have gained 3 paying clients who I am working with 1:1 to pour all of my expertise and knowledge into. I have also begun building out a 1-day Blog Like A Boss workshop (if you’re interested in learning more about this workshop give me a shout out here!)
Yup, I’ve been up to quite a bit! Working hard to launch my formal blogging business and guiding newbie bloggers through the often messy waters of launching blogs of their own. Ultimately encouraging them to Blog Like A Boss!
My passion and hope is to help as many people as possible find and articulate their unique gifts and experiences, and share them in a way that makes others (and ultimately the world) a better place.
I know that starting a blog, something so public and personal, can be a bit scary. In fact, that is the most common question/concern that I field in regards to blogging.
"Isn’t it concerning/strange to put so much out there on the internet?"
When we talk through it, I usually encourage future bloggers by saying:
“As much as you feel comfortable with…allow yourself to be seen & heard."
As much as you feel comfortable with…allow yourself to be seen & heard. Letting the world see the unique gifts and passions inside of you. Sharing your thoughts, experiences and encouragements with others both inside and outside of your current spheres of influence. Blogging is about leaving a legacy, and sharing your dreams and hopes with others who may one day become a part of your journey.
Blogging has been one of my greatest gifts. The Lord has given me the sweetest, and kindest interactions with people that I have never met – all through my willingness to be vulnerable and share parts of my story with others who are working through similar things in their own journeys.
I once heard that some of the best and most rewarding experiences are scary at the start: new jobs, first kisses, potentially life-threatening travel adventures, making new friends, having difficult but necessary conversations, marriage proposals, having children…I could go on-and-on.
The same is true for blogging.
You want to hear the secret to Blogging Like A Boss? You ready? It’s going to really blow your minds!
So, what's the big secret to blogging?
The secret to blogging like a boss is – you. Yes, you! Your passions, your dreams, your hopes, your essence is the secret sauce that will make your blog beautiful! Your unique combination of experiences and life lessons is what makes your digital space its own momentary respite for a future reader who wants, and maybe even needs, to hear your inspiring voice.
Welp, now that the secrets out – I hope you will embark on your own blogging journey in 2018! And I hope that you will trust me to be your guide along the way, because I’m all in!
Want to learn more about blogging? Check out my book Blog Like A Boss: The beginners guide to next-level blogging on any platform in the Amazon Kindle store. It’s a short read (about 30 kindle pages) and may even help answer some of your burning blogging questions!