If you’ve ever read any of those articles that identify the key things you need to do to be a successful blogger then you may have read that one these things is quality content. Quality content that is relevant, relatable and memorable.
Uh-oh! I can’t say that I’m ticking that box right now.
Thankfully, my plan has never been to go for world domination in the blogging realm otherwise I should definitely be rethinking my strategy, however I am the first to concede that things have taken a turn for the worse in the quality stakes when it comes to this blog of late.
I’ve loved pushing myself to achieve the challenge that I set for myself this year. I haven’t pushed myself or made a commitment to reach a specific goal for a very very long time. But so far I have done it. I have managed to post something every single day, even if that something is rubbish. But if I’m honest with you, it’s not been easy.
I have a whole newfound respect for the bloggers that I admire and the work that goes into creating genuine, relevant and interesting content. Although quality content is not necessarily what this blog is about, god knows I don’t want to read about someone’s blow by blow account of their domestic life and I’m pretty sure anyone reading this blog doesn’t either. And yet, at the moment, that’s about the best I’ve got.
My resolution was to be Fearless in 2015; to take risks and go chasing after dreams this year. In all honesty I’m not sure that I’ve achieved that. This year has thrown some curveballs that I had never ever expected to receive. Curveballs that have stretched my resilience, questioned my capabilities and made me feel vulnerable, undervalued and unsure of my place in the world. A space that is extremely unfamiliar for an overachieving extrovert like me. Even when an opportunity to be truly fearless presented itself, an opportunity that would have taken a giant leap of faith to go there, I faltered and ended up making a decision which whilst was not right for me, was going to be right for my family and our future. Whether it proves to be the right decision will be known one day into the future.
But there is just under three months of this challenge to go and I am still keen to continue. But I can’t guarantee what you’re going to get.
If you’re a blogger, why do you blog? Do you ever get concerned about the quality of content you produce?