Another aspect of my “Organizing for a Better Blog” quest is giving my blog the importance it’s due. It’s part of my marketing mix; it not only showcases my thinking, it also demonstrates some of my writing ability. As a writer who wants to work more in the online arena, that’s pretty important.
And yet, I can find myself doing almost anything else but blogging. It’s not that I don’t want to write, it’s that I will place more importance on other tasks and minimize the affect of blogging on my business. I also put clients ahead of my own work – not a bad thing if I’m on a deadline, but if the project is more long-term, I can steal a few minutes/hours for my own work without jeopardizing what I’m doing for them.
Maybe it’s a “woman” or a “mom” thing, but I’ve always placed more importance on others’ needs than my own.
That stops today. Well, at least with regard to my blog and blogging.
A smart woman in my weekly mastermind group suggested I do what I don’t want to do first thing in the morning. That’s good advice. However, given the importance of blogging regularly, I’m going to change that to – “do the one thing in the morning that will have continued benefits for your business.” Then I’ll move to “the one thing that will make me the most money today.” (That second one might not have immediate cash benefits but could.) Then if I feel like it, I’ll tackle that one thing I don’t want to do.
There. Now I’ve made that public.
And my blog post for today is now finished.
Now, if it would only stop snowing outside and get back to the business of becoming Spring.