Hey everybody!! Hope you all are having a fantastic day! Today I will be sharing with you why I completely failed my first time around at blogging! I think sharing it will help me finally move on from it, and I can also help you not do the same thing I did!
Back in 2014, I was on the phone talking with my best friend, some simple girl talk you know. So I said I want to do a YouTube Channel. She says “about what” LOL! I said you know…being a mom, a spouse, losing weight, and my natural hair. She says “oh yeah that sounds cool, but maybe you should start with a blog first and move to video after you get a feel for everything”. Now in no way am I blaming my friend, absolutely not, because not once in that conversation did she say “Brittany go to GoDaddy.com, buy your domain, and sign up for Google blogpost TODAY”….but that’s what I did! Why did I do that? Looking back, I realized I was the type of person that gets an idea and sprints with that it! No research, no clear plan, and no idea of what I was getting into!!
So the blog is up, and I chose the name QueenMindset. I think it’s still a great name, but looking back I created nothing that supported the name!!! My first post was an encouragement post, then a recipe post…I was a mess! And again I will say, I had no clear plan. You can’t start sprinting and have no idea where your finish line is. I didn’t even read other blogs, so how can I successfully be a blogger creating great content and not know one single blogger. Its craziness!
Third & Final Fail
I became extremely overwhelmed with trying to think of my next posts. I wanted to write a post daily, and that was just not realistic for me. I had 3 children at that time, and not to mention my husband was deploying within the next 2 weeks of me starting that blog. What was I thinking? I was adding stress to an already stressful situation! Now had I posted about what was really going on in my life, it could have been a great stress reliever, and ossible helped other spouses going through the exact same thing! Instead I got consumed with social media, sharing, likes, and what I thought people who I don’t even know thought of me! After only 5 days, I quickly took everything I could about that blog down. Closed all accounts, deleted post…I quit!
Why I Quit
- I didn’t do any research
- I didn’t have a clear plan for what I wanted to blog about
- I was lazy. I wanted the post ideas to just come to me, and fit in my schedule with ice cream and sprinkles on top!
Why I Quit Personally
- I didn’t believe in myself. If I had, that blog would still be up and this post would be titled “How To Successfully Blog When You’re Extremely Overwhelmed”, or something like that.
- Fear of what others thought about me! Chances are people are never thinking what your head is telling you they are thinking about you.
So there you have it, my failed attempt at blogging. I hope you can take at least one thing away that will prevent you from having the same outcome I did. If you have recently gotten an idea and immediately started sprinting (now don’t confuse stepping out on faith, and sprinting with your newest idea…it’s a HUGE difference), I encourage you to slow down, take breather and regroup, so you won’t have a failed attempt like I did!
Talk to you in the next post!