‘Start a blog in less than 20 minutes!’
You see those titles everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, you name it, it’s there.
‘Why everyone should have a blog in _______(enter any year)’
And I think blogs are fantastic, and they really sell the make 6 figures thing that they all talk about. In just a few minutes every day you can make money, and it takes nothing to do so. That is a flat out lie used to market their blogging courses, which drives me crazy.
It’s a big reason why I fell off the whole blogging bandwagon, and I had a really hard time keeping up my other one. When I closed it down, I missed it. The idea I had for using my blog got lost in the background of what I should be doing, and have to be doing, and better be doing. I needed to fit in some sort of blogging mold, but the mold was different depending on which blogger you were talking to. It was extremely hard, and emotionally draining.
A niche is: relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
There are many bloggers, not all, but the majority who will tell you that if you don’t have a small niche to your blog that you will fail. It’s just that simple, in their world. You need to follow the rules. The unspoken blogging rules. My anxiety got the best of me, my shame got the best of me, and my inner meal girl was being a feisty little bitch. Well, I got sucked into all the negative nonsense, and I quit. That’s all there is to it. I’m here now, and I’m in a much better place, but I did quit. I needed to take a huge step back and decide where I wanted to go with an online business, with a blog, with a brand. How did I see myself helping others?
The biggest part to this transformation is realizing that I have never been a rule-follower, why would I start now? Especially with something I am so incredibly passionate about. Nope.
So…I re-branded. I created an entire new website, I shut down the other one completely. I created a new facebook page (which you can find by clicking here), and new Pinterest account (found here). I kept my instagram (here). I also realized that the people I intend to reach and help are not on Twitter, so I kissed that social media goodbye along with the old, unhappy, not passionate, stressful other blog.
I am here to help you. I am here to encourage you. I have a few different passions but they are used in my daily life. They can be used separately, but I use them together, and I want share them all with you together. I am a fantastic multi-tasker, and I can help you with these different things individually or all together, or only one or two. I want to create a passionate, encouraging, helpful online community for each of these.
This blog (which you see in the title image on the homepage) is going to include all the following things:
- Homeschooling/Homeschool Life Coaching
- Emotional Support
- Life Coaching
- All things in my life and how they can help better your life, even if they’re just simple stories of failure or triumphs.
Each one of these things go together in my life. I use aromatherapy in my daily life, with my kids and husband, and in our homeschooling. The homeschooling thing is a super emotional journey to take, and can feel very lonely so I would love to talk to others and help them through their homeschooling journey. I have always wanted to be a life coach, and I am a very emotional person, not in a mood swing kind of way. I feel things deeply, and I can sense when someone else is feeling something deeply, too. I am also just a mom, a wife, a friend, and a person of a community. I want to use my failures and my triumphs to help other moms whenever I can. They all go together, so for me to have to narrow it down didn’t make sense.
I want to be able to incorporate each of these into my online business, and my community building business. Just doing the re-branding has liberated me in such way that I can’t wait to start getting posts and products out to you!
Blogging is hard business, when you’re feeling forced to do what you’re told, and go against your own beliefs, and how you want to handle things when you are trying to do your own thing. It can be extremely frustrating to have to try so hard to follow certain rules that are not really a definitive way to do things. We are here to make our own path, and work on our own things, and share those with other people. That is what I am doing, and why I am here, and how I want to be known as a blogger, a life coach, and a person.
One big thing for me will be being transparent, open, honest, and real. That is what I want you to know you’re getting when you end up here at my blog or on a product I’ve made, or see me on one of the social media accounts I have.
Someday I hope to make money from blogging, but that is not my goal. I will not sell crap to make a quick buck, or offer things that I don’t trust or believe in, and I won’t make crappy products and charge an arm and leg. Things can be so expensive. I know what my products are worth, but I also know how hard it is to live frugally when things cost too much money. Keeping that in mind when I make products, offer products, or share products that I believe in is a big deal for me. I will share when I find coupons or discounts on my favorite products, or giveaways where you could win something that is more expensive than you want to pay. I am in this to help and encourage. That is my main goal.
I am so happy that you made it here, and I hope you find what you are looking for. If you have something else you want to ask about, something you want to say, or you just want a friend, fill out the contact form below, and I will respond.