Have you ever been blogging along and realized that your blog was not a good fit anymore?
This is the wall I ran into. I no longer liked the name of my blog, the look or feel of it, or even some of the content. I had the blogging blahs. I felt like I had lost focus, and even my passion.
I wanted a fresh start. . .but was afraid to ditch it all and start over again. I wanted to keep my domain, and I did, but everything else, down to my blog template and color choices is brand new.
I figured a new year was just as good of a time as any to launch a new blog for the new me.
I’ve transitioned from stay at home mama to career mom, and my blog topics will reflect that.
I had some great tools in my pocket to relaunch this new venture.
Two years ago I took an awesome online course called “Content Brew” by Melissa Culbertson. The course offered down to earth advice on planning content, setting up a content calendar and how to make all of my social media channels work together. It was fun teaming up with other bloggers on our Facebook group who were all going through the course together. It worked great for me, because I was a stay at home mom at the time and my kids napped.
I no longer have time for such a course now, but now there is a self-paced course available. I do have time after the kids go to bed to work through my homework assignments! And, it was just the refresher course that I needed! I was able to use the homework assignments to refine my vision and see where I want this blog to be now and in the future. It is truly a blog conference at my own pace!
I also have a copy of the Do it Yourself Blog Critique by the same author, which I plan on systematically going through once things are running smoothly here and I have my content calendar just where I want it. I don’t just want this site to be good, I want it to be awesome!
If you are looking to start a blog, or want to ramp yours up. . .or even if you need a reset like I did, these are some great resources.
If you would like a free list of blogging resources, head over to http://www.blogclarity.com/ and click on the sidebar link. This is an excellent resource for finding good plugins for your blog and time-saving apps to make you more successful.
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