A little motivation to get started
I have struggled with finding the time to blog. I make time for client work, but tend not to follow my own advice. I find inspiration for my work reading, listening to podcast and my daily email from Seth Godin. He posted about the Your Turn Challenge, "a 7-day blogging challenge inspired by the Your Turn book by Seth Godin. Powered by readers (who are now writers)" and I'm in.
One of the best parts of this challenge, besides the accountability, is the prompts to get you started.
So here we go...
Day 1: Why are you doing the Your Turn Challenge?
There has always been a big difference for me on the goals I accomplish when I frame them, "I have to..." compared to "I want to...". I have an email newsletter that I have to write on the second Tuesday of every month. I give myself a deadline, and it gets done. Anything on my to-do list without a deadline or emphasis (I want to, someday...), ends up on the list for a long time. My mindset has to be I have to for all of my important goals.
My blog on my website has been one of those "I want to..." items. Although I have had a blog/website for years, it does not get updated regularly. I recycle content from my email newsletter or workshop (my presentations are definitely a have to item). Sharing my ideas and things I've learned about marketing, somehow, has not made it to the top of the list.
I'm hoping that through the Your Turn Challenge, I realize that my blog is something that I have to do and prove that I can find the time, get in the habit to keep the blog going after the challenge. I hope to make some connections with others in this challenge too.
Sometimes all you need is a little motivation to get you going.