Ok, so are you ready for a confession? Here it goes . . .
I’m a perfectionist AND I’m human. Deadly combination, I know.
The thing is . . . I do social media and blogging promotions for a living. So I had this grand idea in my mind about how to go about this blogging thing when I ventured into the blogging world. After all, over years of experience in the industry, I’ve built a sort of formula – write, promote on social, measure, fix things, and repeat (more or less). The only thing is, I work for a large, global corporation with a large social following, large ad budget, and all the resources I could dream of as a social media marketer. How can I expect the same results and attack this private-blogging thing as I do my career?!
Well, I can’t! Duh! Not entirely anyways.
Sure, there are things that I can use and I do have an advantage already knowing how to go about social media marketing, but promoting a NEW personal blog and an already established B2B blog of a global corporation are two different beasts. I can’t expect to get the same results from one as the other, and unfortunately, I forgot that.
I went into this thinking that it would be “cake” – and when I didn’t get the results I expected from the “perfect” formula I knew to work well, I became discouraged, which then blocked my creativity and my ability to put pen to paper, so to speak. I completely shut down, gave up, and stopped writing – stopped blogging. Not to mention, I got caught up in the likes and followers of the social media world.
But yesterday, was an eye opener. I got the ability to go to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and that was truly life changing. Being around women of all walks of life, with different hopes and dreams, and different career paths – made me realize that although I gave up on writing, it has still been in the back of my mind. And it’s not doing any service to anyone by just being there – especially not me.
So here I am, to tell you that – I expected perfection, didn’t get it and I immediately shut down because I’m human and that’s what I sometimes do. But I’m back and this time, I’m determined to write for me. Don’t get me wrong, I want my stories shared, I want for you to read this blog and share with all your friends and family – but right now, that’s not going to be my driver. My push forward will be me and my story. Sharing my experiences while hoping that it resognates with someone out there.
With that being said – read, enjoy, and comment, if you’d like! 🙂