Five months ago I launched my blog.
That was following months of picking my way along a steep technical challenge and building up the courage to commit to a long term journey. Surprise, surprise - that was one of my best writing decisions ever. I have:
- a self-directed weekly deadline
- a readership
- readers' comments to encourage me to develop content pertinent to them and to my blog's theme.
- a writing process that's giving me clarity and confidence for the online, and person-to-person, aspect of building my business.
Can you sense my satisfaction-thanksgiving?
I thank God for:
- helping me make a difference
- the anticipation of things to come
My heart's desire is to expand the whole-life, nutrition message (online and in person) to Christian women: to en-courage them in being the complete, whole-hearted person God has meant them to be, that:
- we have influence over healthy food and exercise choices for our families and circles beyond
- it's okay (crucial) to take time for your soul-care
- the rewards of having courage to "swim upstream" can bring new life and energy - for you and others
How can this next step take shape?
- continue writing blog posts - for the readership that's already there and growing
- seek out/connect with other Christian health and fitness blog writers
- contact Christian "markets" e.g. local womens' church groups
And in the day-to-day practicality - how am I going to make enough computer-working time available?
- organization=less paperwork on my desk: more sort and file, less shuffle
- less emails out=less emails received (that's what I've heard!)
- saying "no" to requests and options, so I can say "yes" to what I want to do, that contributes to reaching my goals (I'm not referring to "me and my selfish agenda" - you get my drift...)
Oh yes, there are days when:
- my brain can't wrap around one more technical thing
- my creativity meter has bottomed out
- this work I love to do has stacked up to the tipping point
It feels great to have a plan.
It's wonderful to be well - body, soul and spirit - to make it work.