For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to make a living with writing, somehow, someway.
Within the past couple years, I decided I wanted to be a professional blogger.
I followed and kept up with so many fun, interesting blogs, and loved getting insight into the personal lives of so many. I devoured the beautiful images, the thorough how-to’s, the recipes, the lists, the tips and tricks- everything that these people shared. And I knew I wanted to do that, too. Have a lifestyle blog.
I started this blog only a couple months ago, after doubting my abilities for so long. I randomly chose a name, picked out a free theme I thought was cute, and just kinda started writing- no particular end goal in mind. Some days, I was really proud of my posts. Others, I treated my blog more like an internet diary, which I wasn’t so happy about. I pushed myself to post things just to get something published that day. I wrote out endless lists of goals and objectives for my blog and my personal life. More and more, I felt like I was aimlessly wandering through the blogging world, and didn’t have any clue what I was doing.
I tried so hard to figure out exactly what I was doing here- after all, all successful blogs have a niche of some sort, no matter how narrow or broad it is. My blog niche seemed to change by the day. Slowly, I became less inspired and excited to write here, because every time I did, it just felt like some long rant.
Until today, when suddenly it hit me.
Finally, I figured out where I wanted to go with my blog.
I have a plan in the works, a name, a logo- the whole shebang. I am currently doing some research on website hosting, and trying to figure out which platform will be best to use with wordpress.org (if you have any experience with that, let me know!!). I am finally ready to invest some real time and money into my blogging goals!
Before I launch this new blog, I want to really take the time to work on a post bank, and work on some ideas for posts, and work on my photography/editing skills. I love this blog, Onwards and Upwards, for what it is, and it will still be my own little diary and place to rant, I’m sure, but with this next blog, I want to do things right.
I want to start off on the right foot and never look back. If I really want to make a living off of blogging one day, it’s better to start early and get in the groove of it.
And to be quite honest with y’all- I am excited, more than anything.
Which I how I know this is the right path. I am already dreaming of things to do for the blog, for social media, for potential products to really turn it into a business- my options feel limitless!
However, I don’t plan on leaving this blog in the dust! I will still read my feed, because I love all the wonderful bloggers I follow and look forward to y’alls posts every day. I also think I will still use this as more of an online diary, and just give myself space to just be without feeling pressured to make content.
So that’s what’s been going on in my neck of the woods- just thought I would keep y’all updated! 🙂