Episode 8 in which But-first battles Good-enough-not-perfect for Ultimate Blog Domination.
I always have to have the right answer, or a grip on the right answer before I go public. I don’t court the humiliation of getting it wrong in front of a huge audience of my sought-after peers.
It’s no different now.
I need to entice people to visit my blog. And then read a page or two. Hopefully some will subscribe. Maybe even more than 100?
I undestand that I need a way to contact these subscribers. I know about Aweber and Mailchimp. I have looked at both, and feel confident that I have made a wise and well-informed choice.
But first, I need a freebie to offer, so more of my innocent-but-willing (muah-ha-ha (evil laugh echoed by mad henchkitteh)) victims readers will actually click and sign up.
I could offer my Absolutely Fabulous Never Fail Totally Awesome Pizza Crust recipe, with calzone tips (extra value – see, I’m paying attention). But first – is this the proper direction to take?
I could present my B.A.-in-English-20-year-Homeschooling-Veteran’s Top 20 Books Every Child Must Read list. But first – is that how I want to brand myself?
Or I could just promise to deliver the best content I can possibly create each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Do you think anyone will subscribe?
I guess I’m In the Hot Spot*.
I’m no Secret Agent Mama*, Escaping Mediocrity* while Desperately Seeking Silence*.
This Mama R0cks* as she seeks Calm Growth* along intricate Writing Roads*.
I don’t have Ivy League Insecurities*, a Velveteen Mind*, or Zen Habits*. Heck, I don’t even have Cleavage* (seriously, ask my kids).
I’m not yet on a Minimalist Path* Far Beyond the Stars* to A Beach Cottage*.
This is Not a Pro Blog* and I have no Balance in Me*, although I’m Acting Balanced*.
I hope to do Experiments in Passive Income* and be Productive [and] Flourishing*.
At the moment, the White Hot Truth* is that this is all about My Super-Charged Life* as I Embrace the Detour*.
But for now I am SimplyTrece, “a non-physical energy focused in a physical body”. I have to trust that I am enough.
*Special thanks to all blogs mentioned for the use of their names.