Saturday 26 November 2016

Why I HAD to write this blog post

Yesterday,  something, 'that thing' in my head was nagging at me.  

Write that blog post.

Write that blog post.

Which blog post? I asked my mind silently. Which? What is it  I am supposed to be saying?

I'm still unsure yet I have opened up my laptop in Starbucks (more on that in the next post)  and let my fingers do the talking.

You see, yesterday, I stumbled upon a blog post from a lady I follow on twitter.  See that blog post here: and while I'm not overly sure what the blog post does/is/is about there are many followers, likes, clicks, pins etc that turned me green with envy while also finding myself incredibly impressed.
In her post, she writes of news reflecting leaving the full time job.   Oh yes.  How many of us want to feel that?  Hands up?  Me for one.  Yet i guess I already have.  
Working as a freelancer already has its benefits for sure yet the one big passion I really have (and have told you guys a million times before) is writing my blog.  Yes, I love it.  I want it to be the full time gig.  The full time job.  So what's stopping me?

If I tell you will you promise to give me feedback? 


Yes, fear.  Fear of it not being well received.  

After investing much time and money into all these lessons we are constantly told 'you need a niche'  and that noone is going to want to hear about your daily life.  Well, a little part of me doesn't believe that.  A little part of me feels I have something to offer those who are llike me,  wanting it all yet struggling due to health/mental health/ belief.  I'm trying hard to get there.  Yet the belief stops me.

So, I kinda stopped writing.

Then sense kicked in.  Ok, I was going to stay on at university and do the whole Phd thing.  Then I changed my mind (I will tell you but it will have to wait a few months) as I realised my health is really suffering!

So back to the idea of blogging, working from home, spending my days with Harley and topping up the muscle which is losing itself in my legs.  

While trying to help others through health and nutrition, I am ending up causing my own health to suffer.

Then I noticed the blog post above.

Feeling inspired,  I thought,  she is doing it.  She is actually doing it.  Why can't I?  

With expertise in many areas I have something to offer,  although the thing I really want to offer is a blog full of experiences, both good and bad and showing how despite life 'going against us' (it doesn't,  but that's the best way to put it!) we can all achieve our Lusher Life.

What say you? Would you read that?  With some carefully taken photographs to look at too?

Do you get my emails to your inbox?  Did you sign up to that box on the left for that?  Please leave me a comment so I know...

Then, my lovely friend Stephen who has been absent for some time from the blogosphere posted too...more clarity.

What say you?  Would you read?

Much love

Louise xoxo

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1 comment

  1. Be brave and scared shitless.

    Some feedback.

    1. I like you photos, I would like them bigger. They are less than half column width on my screen.

    2. I have a total across the blog and medias of 35,000 followers. I recently asked how many get my emails. Almost none of them do. Even with 9,000 blog subscribers, they all follow through WordPress reader. Almost nobody follows through email. Annoying revelation huh?

    3. Niche's do not work for everyone. It's great advice for highly professional websites. But bloggers like you and me? Eh...


    So heres a thing. I tell stories, create art, make movember mens, review mens products (sorry lady, I am a fella :) ), grow social media followings, tell bad jokes, teach, make t-shirts, take photos, build websites and various other things.

    I am an eclectic person, and absolutely everything I write bares a unique mark. Me. My style. My collective opinions, sense of humour and swagger.

    I want people to hire me for a whole range of jobs spanning an awful lot of skills. So when they see my website, they see my style, humour and skill, they squeak "holy crap, would you look at this guy? He is awesome! I want to work with him!"

    I passed 9,000 subscribers recently. I get asked to do book covers, sort out peoples websites and boost peoples social media presence along with various other jobs. I do not believe I would get asked to work with people if I stuck to a single narrow niche.


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