Time for change! Or time to “go back home”.
There is something I want to get off my chest and want to do it here because it will definitely affect this blog :)
When I first created this blog, under the old URL, it was supposed to be my little personal blog, where I tell you about all the ways I make money online, along with some posts about my travels and hobbies. But then it grew really fast and I focused on blogging alone.
It was what readers at the time wanted from me and I didn’t mind it. I still don’t, but I allowed a few other changes that I never planned for and I don’t like them!
I never wanted to treat this blog as a business even though it was always making me some money. My business were my services, my niche sites and a few other things. But reading other similar blogs changed my perspective of where I was going with it and it started turning into a business.
Which meant carefully picked posts that were sometimes optimized for search engines, changing design to “match more professional looking blogs” and so on.
Not to mention that I would not publish a post just because I saw something similar on another blog. But you know what! Who cares what is on another blog, each blog is a world of its own, with its own audience and if I can help ONE new reader solve a problem, it is a success.
Then the old thinking came back: “You can’t use that theme, Lisa is using it and you two like the same colors.” The little dude on my shoulder starts talking again ;) Sure red was my favorite color before, but I am loving pink lately. Why wouldn’t I use the theme my biggest role model uses, it will never look the same because we are two different people, with different blogs and ideas and so on.
So I just went for it and I love the new simple look I have here now. I don’t care that it doesn’t look tight and clean and business like. I also don’t care what others are writing about if I want to write about it. I don’t care if this blog ever makes another dollar because I never intended it to make it. This was supposed to be fun and I am taking it over again.
Lately, I was busy with my personal training business and my new fitness blog for girls that I didn’t have time to post here because I didn’t have time to think of something “amazing, new, unique”. Who cares, as long as it is something that will help YOU get a step closer to having a successful blog.
Some of my interests and focus have changed but I definitely want to keep writing here and make it as fun as it was for me at the beginning. Because I lost that feeling. I started dreading this blog and even listed it for sale. I had a few decent offers and just before I was about to accept is I was like “What the heck are you doing!?”.
Yes, you may see some basic posts here but I always wanted to write about basics and help those starting out. It may not sound as serious as I made it sound from time to time. I am not even a serious person in real life, I am always laughing and doing crazy stuff.
So if you want some fun and nice posts from time to time, stick around, I am going to do my best to keep it light as I did long time ago. Or even better, sign up for my newsletter, you never know what I may send that I don’t want to say publicly.
If you have ever lost yourself in all this, please let me know, I need to know I am not the only crazy one :)