I started this website a few months ago, with a clear goal in mind, that I should write about SEO, digital marketing, and all of those other strategies. As you can see on my website, I wrote about basics of SEO, SEO strategies, few interviews about SEO careers and so on. I continued working on a blog, but writing a post for it was the least interesting part for me. I felt stuck, to be honest. And It’s not like I made any money with it or anything. It was just there and I felt uninspired to do anything with it. I couldn’t even remember the reason I started writing about SEO in the first place. I was hoping that I would learn it and master it thanks to the blog. That’s funny because I think I was never truly interested in the topic I was writing about. I think I started it with more practical goals in mind, which is a first mistake I made. I thought it was a specific theme, it is up to date, people are interested in those things, it’s useful, and it’s specific enough so I can focus just on that, and get readers, get ads on my website and I will be earning money. And even if I don’t earn money, I can always use my blog as a portfolio.
FORGET ABOUT PRACTICAL REASONS
You can see all of the reasons I mentioned. They are all practical, and there is not one thing that would keep me motivated to write. I was not honest with myself, and I kept working on my website. It took me so long to write one post. Not to write it, actually just to sit and to start writing. I was doing that but I was not sure why anymore. But the blogging is not just about writing a post. I enjoyed every other part of it. Promoting the blog, on Facebook groups and Instagram, I could spend hours reading about it, researching affiliate programs, connecting with new people, working on my Instagram profile, and so on. So, I knew I wanted to do blogging, but the problem was, I’m stuck with this SEO digital marketing thing.
I PAID FOR MY DOMAIN AND HOSTING AND I DON’t HAVE MONEY FOR NEW ONE?
Me neither… That was the problem, I couldn’t admit to myself that I wanted to stop because I already paid for everything, and I still have almost a year with this domain and hosting. Buying a new domain and hosting was not an option because I don’t want to throw the money I don’t have on the things I might never use. What if I change my mind again and I decide I don’t like the blog I’m working on? Buy a new domain and hosting again? Well, luckily I’m not rich enough to do that even if I wanted. So, I needed to work with the things I had. Website about digital marketing, SEO if I’m being precise, a domain that goes with it, and no money. But, at least I was honest with myself, and this time I knew what I wanted to write about.
SOMETIMES, YOU WILL GET LUCKY
I wanted to share my own experiences, to expand my blog, to write about things I’m interested in. Okay, so what am I interested in? Variety of things. Everything, if I’m being honest. I like to think I’m curious at least. So, I wanna be able to share everything I’ve learned, lived or anything that will come.Maybe it’s going to be useless, or shitty, but at least I will be doing it for myself, which is the only thing that will be important this time. So, that’s one advice about blogging- if you’re interested in million things, and you can’t decide what is a specific thing you’re going to write about, then don’t. Yeah, I know, some of you might say it’s a bad advice, even I said that in my previous posts, it’s bad for the SEO bla bla. It’s okay. Then you should focus on promoting your blog as a lifestyle one, and you’ll be able to write about more things, not just to master the specific one. Who says you can’t master them all?
And finally, the reason I consider myself lucky.
I was feeling bad because I was not working on my website, at all. The last post was one month ago. And I didn’t even promote it. So, I finally said to myself that I don’t want to do it anymore. You might call it quitting, giving up, not sticking to anything for too long. Yeah, I am going to say the same. And when I finally decided to give up, I felt so much better. Because I didn’t need to pressure myself into writing about things I don’t like, I’m not interested in and don’t even have that much knowledge about. I decided to rebrand my blog and to be about the things I could actually write about. And then, just in one random moment, when I stopped thinking about it, it came to my head. Learn in S-spiritual, E-ecological, O-observational (I’m actually thinking about that word) Village.
It might not be making much sense to you, but for me, it was waking up. I will be explaining more about it in the new posts that will be coming in the next days.
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