Years ago when I started to write for the KC Star's mom site, my greatest fear was what if I had nothing to say. You see I had a deadline every week. A piece had to go up every Wednesday whether I felt clever or not. The good news is I hit that deadline every single week and I've kept writing.
I've been blogging for a long time now and I've come to discover that the most difficult thing isn't coming up with topics. I have plenty. The most difficult thing is getting people to read your content, to care about what you have to say and to come back to your site over and over. I haven't really focused on numbers, I've just put myself out there with the hopes that eventually people will read and I'll make a living. And, if I'm going to be honest, I've turned down a lot of paid post opportunities this year because they weren't a good fit- even though we needed the money.
This strategy paid off this week because honestly, I had nothing to say. I hit the wall. I had a pile of projects on my desk that had to be tackled. My teen didn't feel well. We had our 504 planning to do. I had to search for a couple of new doctors. And, my hubby's job didn't turn out to be a good fit. I was overwhelmed so I decided not to try to tax myself (pun intended) with coming up with content. I walked away and honestly, I said a little prayer that my traffic wouldn't bottom out. It didn't and I feel very blessed.
Now, the week's over and I'm cleaning the cobwebs out of my head. Time to get back in the game. To decide what comes next. I have some things percolating in my head and I'd love some feedback from you- my friends on what you'd like to see in the next few months. So please, take a moment and let me know the topics you feel are important right now. I'd love to hear. That way I'll be sure that I have something to say.