Getting My Mind Right-Blogger or Freelance
Over the past few days, I have been absent, not physically but certainly mentally. I feel like I have been having conversations in my head for days, never ending very critical conversations that have been driving me crazy. I would say on Tuesday I felt like an emotional roller coaster, what happened? I started thinking about everything trying to figure out what was wrong, from the Coco Krispies I ate Tuesday morning to the amount of work I did at the 9-5, to what articles I read. What was it exactly?
I realized yesterday after talking with a fellow blogger that my mind just wasn’t right. What bothered me was that I am not a successful* blogger raking in money or even picking up spare change for matter. I enjoy writing and I enjoy sharing my story but when I read about others making money, I get the sick feeling that I’m failing. The reality is if you looked at the dollars and cents behind Even Steven Money that I have mentioned via bread crumbs along the way, including, incomes, property owned, and investments,i’m not saying we are rich, but if we revealed our Rockstar Finance Net Worth we would be in good company. You might ask why are you concerned about making an extra $200 month via the blog?
I think many times bloggers get to a breaking point and need to decide if blogging and sharing their stories are for them. Financial Samurai once said that if you are going to blog, expect to not make any money for the first 3 years, well if that is true I have 2 years to go. The thing is I am not blogging for money, I’m not typing expecting that 4,000 people come to the site today and click every Google Ad and Affiliate Link I have, am I hoping for this? Yeah I guess I am, because in my head to succeed it’s not enough to write something interesting, to me it’s writing something that people find interesting and that I am compensated for. Does that mean I’m not getting myself out there enough? Do I need to guest post, tweet, email, and contact more people? Am I doing enough and if I’m not what is enough, what gets me to that point?
This is one the reasons I started thinking about getting a coach. Except my mind is going in so many directions I could not decide if I needed a blogger coach or a freelance coach but in either spot I think I need someone’s help. When I played basketball I didn’t just go down to the basketball courts and get really good, no it took instructors and coaches advice on how to improve. With this key information I started taking extra shots, working on my ball handling, and over time I improved. Everyone wants to do things on their own, myself included, but for me that’s not how I got better at basketball, I was coached.
As my mind was moving East and West instead of North and South on the topic I decided to reach out via Twitter to see what a couple other well known bloggers would do in my situation. I found their answers really insightful and helped me to understand more about what this tornado that’s going on in my mind is all about. Also thank you for taking the time to answer I appreciate it greatly. Here is the link to what the Financial Samurai link he provided in the tweet.
Do I know what I’m going to do next? The answer at this very moment is no. I’m not going to do what you are all thinking I’m going to do and FREAK OUT, but I do want to get my mind right and that won’t happen in just a day. Thanks for reading, I needed to get this out.
*Successful Blogger can be defined many ways, but for me it’s making money and doing what you enjoy