I’ve been called unconventional, in a lot of areas in life. It’s not been surprising then, that when I first started this blog, three years ago, I didn’t particularly have something to say. Nor did I have a cause or overly expected anyone to read it. I wasn’t building a platform or looking for fame or fortune.
So Why Blog?
Why not? Honestly, how many times has some one told you that something you do or know is genius, or you should write a book, or that people would pay for that?
I never knew the concept of “What’s mundane to you is exceptional to someone else…” Though I had a lot of experience with it, I never gave it thought. It wasn’t until I noticed the pattern that I practiced awareness and low and behold, it was in fact a very real phenomenon!
So what does one do with a better understanding that you can help people, just by being yourself? Blog. Your tribe will find you, and ask the questions they need answers for. I’m a firm believer that if you have a question about something, chances are someone else out there does to.
So, a blog was born. Sadly however, after three years and starting to gain traction, this very blog crashed! I wasn’t horrified though, until I realized that the back up had been corrupted! I still don’t know how, when or why. Rest assured I have changed back up protocol though and with a steeled will and love for writing, sharing and helping anyone who needs it, here we are.
Who can blog?
Well, anyone. Every one. Anyone that has something to say, a movement to start, adventures to share, something to teach or perhaps you want to build a platform for your profession, or products etc.
That’s not to say it’s for everyone though. You need to be sure you have the time. It takes far more time than I ever would have guessed. And there is a lot of work that goes into every aspect of a blog, whether it’s built professionally or the simplified plug and play do it yourself versions.
Do you need a blog? Probably not. But if you have future plans for an online presence you might as well get started now and build your foundation, find your tribe. They are the very people who you blog for, even if you really started to write just for yourself, your tribe will bring more to the table than you could ever have imagined.
Your blog tribe varies greatly from your day-to-day peeps. They understand more specific aspects of what you are doing and who you are, if that makes sense. It’s different from your friends and family that love and support you whether they understand what you are doing yet or not.
It doesn’t matter how you blog, whose rules you follow or if you are all about conventional or unconventional methods. If you want to, just do it!
So, do you need or want a blog? Maybe you have one already and still have questions or can add some advice? Whatever your case may be, leave a comment and share your thoughts!