Ummmm, what did she say? Is she shutting down her blog? Did something bad happen? What in the world is that about?!!
No, no. I’m not shutting down My Blissful Space. Nothing happened. In fact, I love blogging. Does that mean it’s easy? Not entirely. Can it be time-consuming? Yes. Can it be something you do for nothing but the pure enjoyment of writing and sharing (and for ZERO money) for months, even years?? Absolutely!
So why would anyone WANT to start a blog? I don’t know too many people with loads of free time on their hands, just looking for a new hobby! (For why YOU should start one, keep reading!)
Why did I start a blog??
When I started my first blog, it was soon after encouragement from my aunt to do so. At the time I didn’t really know what a blog was. But I had ideas and I like to share them, and I found that I really, really enjoyed blogging. In fact, it reminded me of how much I liked to write. When I was in school I had a skill for writing and I’d completely forgotten about it. Sometimes God leads us down paths we never would have found on our own! I was able to combine my ability to write with my love of organizing and all things crafty, and share things I made, did, found, or tried as if I was sharing it with a good friend (actually in those early days it was probably just a few good friends and my mom!).
Then four years ago I changed blog names for the 2nd time, tied it with my new professional organizing service, and trained myself as much as I could to make my blog appear more polished and professional. The longer I blogged, the more I understood that I could make money blogging. Not only could I make some money, but I could make more of an income than I’d ever be able to with my college degree and work experiences! (mic drop) I’m talking some serious money for those bloggers that have figured it out! And boy did I want to figure it out!
I learned more and more about blogging as I went, but as I did, it also got more overwhelming. Unless you’re a blogger that’s making serious bank and can afford to hire at least an assistant if not a whole team, you’re a one-woman (or man) show that does the editorial calendar, projects (something to write about), post writing, photography, editing, proofing, advertising, social media, SEO (and you have to learn what that IS), Facebook algorithms, sponsorship, and on and on. If you don’t know what to focus on it can take all your time. I refused to quit, though, because I loved it. I mean, I may love blogging more that the the process of organizing (gasp!).
When I came across information about Elite Blog Academy and all of the testimonials of bloggers who had completed the training and had immensely increased their blog income, I was beyond intrigued. I signed up for some of the free stuff first, and when I saw what value there was to the training, I totally wanted to sign up for EBA.
I’m still slowly working my way through EBA (that’s one of the great things…you can work at your own pace). I work full time and that’s just how it’s gone for me. As it turns out, I’m not alone in going through the program slowly. But even having not yet completed half of the course yet, I can say that EBA has helped me know what things to focus on with my blog and where to spend my time, so that I’m not constantly overwhelmed trying to wear so many hats. As I go through step-by-step with each unit, I’m able to gradually make improvements on my blog, and am learning how to go about taking my blog from a hobby to a profitable career.
This is my year to “Start”, and I intend to get farther faster with EBA. In fact, it was my desire to complete EBA that inspired my word of the year. Now there’s a NEW updated version of Elite Blog Academy, and you can join me with Elite Blog Academy 3.0!!! This training only launches ONCE a year, and that time is coming up February 27 and is only open for FIVE DAYS! If you’ve ever wanted to start a blog or have one and need help taking it to the next level, I HIGHLY recommend EBA! You can get on the wait list NOW and in the meantime will get access to “Blogging Made Simple” (just click on the photo below). It includes three powerful video lessons intended to help you eliminate the overwhelm and instead focus on the tasks that will help you make the biggest impact. If you are a blogger or have even just thought about blogging, you will NOT want to miss it!
In addition to Blogging Made Simple, you will also get instant access to this FREE e-book, “7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight”!!!
Why YOU should start a blog
You can’t lose anything from checking out the free stuff. But from the beginning of this post you may have been thinking, “But why in the world should I start a blog?”. Because YOU have a voice. YOU have a talent, a gift. Yours is different than mine. There are many bloggers and many organizers and many DIYers and many essential oil lovers…but there is only one you and there is only one me. We each have our own spin, our own ideas, and our own way of telling a story. And you don’t have to figure out the “how” of starting one…it’s all in EBA! I hope that if you’re feeling a pull to check it out that you listen to that inner voice and that you let me know if you do! I’d love to take this journey with you! I can’t wait to tell you about how things change for me as I get closer to the end of my course!