Rule 2: Insert attention grabbing first paragraph with SEO keyword.
I feel like I have ADHD. Oh look, a squirrel. Kidding.
But seriously, I can’t seem to keep my focus lately. After some serious consideration, I realized this whole self-help, Oprah Winfrey BS on this blog was just not me. I decided not to give a damn about the rules. You know what I mean.
Schedule pins for traffic.
Make a freebies page.
Don’t treat your blog like a blog. Treat it like a biz.
Use headlines that get noticed (or in other words, click bait)
You know, those rules. And a thousand others. I unfollowed all of the blogs who seem to tell me how to blog. Because I honestly don’t care. All I care about is being real–not some phony version of who everyone thinks I should be.
A comment left on this blog helped me see that I wasn’t being all that real with myself. I was trying to be someone I wasn’t. And I’ve always been a rule breaker, in my own right.
I honestly don’t give a crap about monetization (or demonization, demoralization, or demonetization as my autocorrect wanted to change it to). The real me cares about telling it as it is and not trying to be an “online happiness guru”. (That was what the comment called me. So I’m stealing it.)
I’m keeping all my stupid posts up for now (just kidding, I deleted them). You can go back and read my advice column…I mean, my posts. I don’t know who that person was that hijacked my blog, but I think it was someone who took over my body, stole my heart, and then stomped on it and told her “you suck. Be someone else.” No worries though. I got the real me back and I’m going to blog however the hell I want to from now on.
But focus…ADHD. I lost my focus. Guess I got it back a little bit.
If I ever start to sound like Oprah or Dr. Phil (Dr. Feeeel), please tell me to knock it off. I literally just want to talk about life. I don’t have any advice (well, I do, but I know no one wants to hear that…we’ve been over this already, remember? Where was I? Oh yeah, ADHD.) If you want advice, I can give you the blog addresses I just deleted. They might be able to tell you how to win at life. My blog, on the other hand, is just me telling you about my life and hopefully making you laugh, or think, but I won’t ever tell you how to live. I don’t even know how to live. I just basically throw clothes on and wing it for most of the day, trying to avoid small talk and weird people and convincing myself I’ve got this thing. But some days “this thing” has got me and I feel swallowed up by it. And believe me, it smells down there.
So that’s me. Or something. I hope you will still read this crap, but if not, no harm, no foul. I do enjoy comments and back and forth discussion despite my hatred of small talk in real life. I do enjoy the challenge.
Oh, and three times a charm, right? This is my 3rd version of this blog. If this doesn’t work, I think I’ll just revert to drinking latte’s in a coffee shop while I write my memoir that I’ll never publish.
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