Yep, I said it. The world’s worst blogger is — me. I love aromatherapy, holistic and alternative healing modalities, spiritual growth and learning, all things related to self-care and finding your highest purpose and passion. I love learning about it, engaging in it, helping other people, and being in a healing environment. It’s a type of light I want to grow in myself and share with others. I guess I just don’t love blogging. Can that be right? Is that okay?
The funny thing is, once I do start writing I usually find my groove fairly quickly. I worry that I don’t have enough to say, or that I’m not “expert” enough yet in my new field to write, or that the internet is already flooded with bloggers of every sort and my little drop in the ocean is unimportant. Sometimes I’m just tired from my full-time day job (where I’m at the computer most of the time) and don’t want to sit at my home desk and look at a computer screen any more. Then there are the WordPress tools that I haven’t mastered yet, and frustrate me. I’m not particularly patient in that aspect. Take all of that together and I find myself putting off writing and building and crafting my website. Which is a bad idea, given that this is also a “professional ” representation of my new business.
This begs another question – should you have a (business) website like this one if you don’t have any staff or enough time to work on it every day? Maybe someone has a similar problem or some insight to offer. I don’t pretend to have all of the answers. Sometimes I have mostly questions.
One of my questions is, at what point is my “new” business no longer new? Is it defined by the passage of time? amount of revenue? some other definitive marker? It still feels new to me, because I’m still refining and expanding my skill set (I’m also working on my Master Clinical Aromatherapy certification), expanding my product line, teaching DIY workshops, consulting with other professionals to help them with their clients, trying to establish and maintain a social and professional presence, etc. All of this on the evenings and weekends after I get off of work. Ideally, I’ll be able to leave my day job and do what I love full-time, hopefully sooner rather than later. I have a family I’m responsible for, so that decision cannot be made lightly. Is there ever a “right” time to take the plunge?
With all of these things swirling around me, blogging has taken a big hit. I’m not even sure I can be considered a blogger, to be honest with you. Don’t you have to write more than 3 or 4 times a year? 🙂
Nonetheless, I’m thankful for all that I AM blessed with. In spite of my lingering sadness over my mother’s passing and the approach of the holidays, that I have a job that pays the bills and keeps us all fed. That folks are interested in holistic health and spiritual growth and healing. That I have this problem of not having enough hours in the day – or energy – to accomplish every single thing on my to-do list. For the health care that I have, so when I clumsily fall for no good reason and fracture my foot, I can go to a doctor and have it treated.
I am many things – clumsy, passionate, a pretty great cook, a light worker, a student, a child of God, a mom of two, a wife, a sister, an employee, a healer, a servant, a friend, an entrepreneur, and of course – the World’s Worst Blogger.
Wishing you love, light, and many blessings always. Happy Thanksgiving!