How awesome this is that I have started a blog! I have played around with the idea for several years, and now I have decided to have a go at it. I have written several blog posts and I am receiving some great comments and responses – hooray and thank you!!
I would like to continue to share my “Life in Moment” as well as offer suggestions for those of us living with mental illness and other lifestyle topics thrown it. I hope you think this is as a good of an idea as I do!
Since I have done a bit of research about blogging, I understand that I need to schedule my time for writing, and researching and deciding which routes I would like to go to promote my blog. I don’t want to say it’s a lot of WORK, but it is interesting and something I want to continue to pursue.
I have decided that I would like to write 3 times a week. I think that will work well for me. I don’t want to get burnt out and for my mental health, I don’t want this blog to cause stress and anxiety which would defeat the purpose of my blog!
Soooooo….drumroll, please!!!! I will publishing blogs on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I think that will work out well for you and for me. That’s the plan anyway. I may post some little mini blog or picture along the way, but these posting days I want to stick with.
Now to you my readers, what type of topics would you like to read about? I really would love your input so I can make this writing adventure even better!
How do you go about blogging? Do you have any “tricks of the trade” you would like to share? Thank you sooo much!!
Good Morning! Don’t worry, I have not given up on the 30 day challenge. Day 7 is posting later today. I guess I just wanted to share with you my quiet morning and how nice it is. I made my coffee and am perusing the internet to see what’s new. Since writing this blog is very new to me (and you), I am working at building a presence on various social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I don’t exactly know if I am going about this correctly, but at least I am giving it a go. It seems so many people have blogs about successfully writing blogs and then they charge money for their program. I get that they are trying to make a buck like the rest of us, but I wish there was one tried and true way to be successful at this. Patience, I think is a key ingredient. And believing mySelf that I can make this a success. It can be very difficult to believe in ourselves, but again it’s a key ingredient to feeling successful.
So I am off to see my therapist today. Gosh, it has been at least 6 weeks since I have seen him. I remember back in the years when my Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) were so severe that I was seeing him twice a week. I am thankful that I have been able to continue this therapeutic relationship with him over the years. I know it has been a huge factor in my healing. At this point I probably don’t really “need” to see him, but I just can’t totally let go, and nor do I have to, which is great. It’s nice to check in with him and talk about whatever, sometimes nothing stressful, just what comes to mind. I have that security that he is available by phone if I need to talk (though anymore that rarely happens) and for our 6 week check-in. It’s a bit of comfort and reassurance that keeps me on track.
I best be getting ready. Ever since I had this hip surgery misadventure it takes me quite a long time to get ready. But I do take moments during the day to NOTICE that my physical body is starting to heal. Very slow, but very gradual.
How is your day?
What is a niche? Well I know what it is , but I can’t seem to find mine. I have been reading about blogging and they say (whomever “they” are), that in order to have a blog that is read by a lot of people it is good to have a niche or a main “category” for your blog. Mommy bloggers are very popular right now (see my daughter’s blog MommysReaLife) and then there are photography bloggers, health and fitness bloggers, makeup and beauty bloggers, book lover bloggers, on and on and on.
Me? I can’t seem to figure out where I want to go with this. I am a 51 year old single woman with 4 kids that are almost all out of the house, and 3 beautiful grandkids. I work for a local non-profit as a Grants Manager. I don’t have any specific hobbies because I tend to jump from thing to thing to thing. My physical self has been having a hell of a time over the past few years as I sit here recovering from 2 surgeries on my hip.
I am a proud survivor of serious mental illnesses. I manage my mental health in a way that I never thought possible several years ago.. Hmmmm maybe I will write about that some day, but not right now. At least not today.
So do you see my conundrum? I enjoy writing, but I don’t have any specific topic that I want to dive into and become a blogger expert on that topic. I don’t necessarily want to make money on this blog (though, sure it would be rather nice to make a few bucks).
How have you handled finding your niche? Do you have any ideas for me or should I just keep writing a bit of whatever and see how this goes?
Thanks for reading and your comments are very much appreciated.
This photo shows a perfect, beautiful niche.