Do you ever wonder where this whole blogging thing will take you?
I know you have dreams.
It’s easy to look at that calendar in front of you, with all those blank boxes just waiting to be filled, and hope that something amazing will happen.
That you’ll be successful.
That your blog will thrive.
That you’ll make a difference in someone’s life.
These are the same things you hoped for last year, and now at the end of the year you’re barely crossing the finish line, battered and bruised from all the hard work of blogging with your heart open.
And even if you made some money from your blog, you never felt like it was enough – like you had built something for yourself –
like you had arrived.
I have to be honest with you:
A lot of blogs were born this year…and a lot of them died.
People showed up every morning, coffee in hand, to battle the blank screen in front of them and write words that would matter.
They brainstormed post ideas, braved the sea of social media, wrote till their fingers bled (proverbially, of course) –
But they listened to all the voices that said they were only worth as much as their page views.
And so they raced and toiled, churning out three posts per week, neglecting their families and their lives, just so they could bow to the Almighty Page View in hopes that a big brand would want to sponsor them, or so more of their readers would click on ads, and somehow it would all be worth it.
People started with passion for spreading their message, but ended up frustrated and tired.
But friend –
I want so much more than that for you.
I want you to powerfully own your business.
I want you to make smart decisions and to be intentional with your time.
I want every blogging seed you plant to grow and bloom into something beautiful and great.
…but I have a little question for you today: