What Blogging Taught me (It’s Not What You think)
Blogging taught me that I’ve been kind of selfish.
But, I didn’t do it deliberately.
When I discovered blogs, I was like a child with a juicy lollipop. I sucked it till most of the juice was gone. And shared the left-overs with you.
When I started blogging I was blinded by ignorance
My vision was to inspire, educate, motivate and entertain you. But I didn’t write with only you in mind.
I wrote about topics I was interested in. I quickly rustled up posts on whatever I thought you would like to read.
- It wasn’t about giving YOU what you wanted.
- It wasn’t about adding value to your life.
- It wasn’t about addressing issues you struggle with.
- It wasn’t about asking how I could help you.
- It wasn’t about sharing valuable information with you.
Because I thought all I had to do was write about stuff. Anything. Then, dish it up to you.
The first post I wrote was, ‘Is it Freaky to be a Virgin?‘
I was super excited. Proud of myself for writing it.
I asked my sister to read it and give me some feedback.
“Who are you writing for?” She asked.
“What do you mean, who am I writing for? I’m writing it to put on my blog. I think it’s a great topic. Is the article OK or not?” I was inpatient for an answer. Itching to hit the publish button.
She told me the post was interesting.
That’s all I wanted to hear. With a big grin, I published it.
That was the first of many more blog posts I wrote to please anyone.
The new blogging fever hooked me. I wanted to wow the world with my words.
I started to eat, sleep and breathe blogging. That’s when I discovered (it took a long time to sink in) I was doing it all wrong. I had the right motives. But went about it the wrong way.
Blogging isn’t about pumping out post after post to satisfy my writing appetite.
- It’s about forming a valuable relationship with you.
- It’s about focusing on you.
- It’s about helping you meet your goals.
- It’s about interacting with you.
- It’s about sharing crucial knowledge with you.
That’s why I have to tell you…
I woke up with you on my mind this morning
In fact, I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately.
I know I’ve ignored you. I haven’t been updating my blog often. And I feel awful.
I’ll stop rambling and get to the point.
I created Miraculous Ladies to help you. I wanted to make a positive difference to your life.
But, I haven’t been giving you what you want.
Imagine cooking a juicy steak for a vegetarian. They wouldn’t eat it. Would they? You’d be wasting your time.
But guess what?
I’m highly passionate about helping you
But I can’t do that unless I know what you want. I’m dog-tired from writing blog posts I think you want to read. It’s not getting you or me anywhere.
This blog has come to a screeching halt. I want to move forward. But I can’t.
If I do, I’ll carry on blogging selfishly.
A few months ago I told you that Miraculous Ladies was changing direction. But I didn’t ask for your opinion. I presumed that if I wrote about women entrepreneurs, you’d be satisfied.
I was guessing. Again. And that’s not good enough. How can we develop a relationship if I’m the only one making the decisions?
Do me a favour please? Tell me how I can help you. What do you want from me?
I want to write useful content. Just for you. I don’t want to waste your time and mine writing posts that’s of no value to you.
Can you spare a few minutes to answer three quick questions for me?
It won’t take long. I promise.
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I appreciate your feedback. I’ll use your response to shape the future of Miraculous Ladies.
No more selfish blogging. It’s all about you now and what you want. Let’s work together to make your life sensational.
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