Sometimes I blog from bed. Sometimes I blog from the back deck. Sometimes I blog from the other side of the world, or from a beach... or even an airport.
On Thursday, August 26, 2004 I wrote my very first blog post - ever.
It was around 10am when I hit the publish button that morning, and I had absolutely no idea what to expect next. Or that I would end up taking it so seriously. Or that I would still be blogging eight full years later... without ever running out of things to say. LOL.
So here we are. Celebrating 8 years together! Some of you have known me even longer, as I've been working from home and online for more than 15 years now. Some of you have just recently met me or come across this blog - Welcome! - but you have access to the depth of archives just the same. Literally, thousands of posts & tutorials.
On March 11th in 2006, I switched from Blogger to WordPress. That was one of the best moves I've ever made, for all the reasons listed in the post at that link.
Time Flies When You're... Blogging.
Blogging completely changed my online business. As did the popularity of social media. There have been many pros and cons to both over the last several years, but all said and done they have increased my reach online dramatically and have been more positive than negative. WAY more positive.
The negative being that I have a much more public profile online now than I ever did before - and it's definitely more time consuming than quietly sitting somewhere on my laptop creating and updating my niche affiliate sites.
How in the world eight years have gone by, I have no clue. LOL. My two children are turning 16 and 21 soon, and I feel like I'm in a whole new phase of life: A successful, professional blogger with (practically) grown children.
How did that happen?! I simply woke up every day, threw my hair up, loved my children and blogged. And here we are.
So what's next? Hmm. I suppose I'll just continue blogging...
I know, I know! "Will she EVER shut up?!"
My kids probably ask the same thing. Heh.
What Will I Blog About Next?
Your input is incredibly valuable to me. I would love to hear what YOU would love to hear! What topics would you like to see me cover? Do you have questions about online business or internet marketing that you would like addressed?
What types of posts are your favorite: site reviews, tutorials, checklists, product recommendations? Leave a comment below and let me know...
8 Posts To Help You Build & Improve Your Own Blog:
How to Start a WordPress Blog (Step-by-Step Checklist)
31 Days to Build A Better Blog Highly Recommended!
Creating a successful blog, or an online business of any kind for that matter, comes down to consistently working toward your goal every single day.
Even if you are currently working at a job and have very little time to devote, it's the consistency that matters more than the amount of time you invest. When you're working with time constraints, you have to make sure every task you do counts.
Don't just read, study and learn. Make it a point to implement - immediately. The key is in taking action, and consistently doing one priority task after another. Even if you only do one of those tasks a day, over time you will eventually find yourself much further ahead than the majority... who simply sit around and think about doing it.
If I can help you reach your goals, don't hesitate to ask.
Head over to the ClickNewz Forum and start a thread. Whether you want to brainstorm, get feedback, or need resources & technical help - tap in!
I check in pretty much daily, and you'll find an awesome community there with a variety of experience and business models to brainstorm with...
p.s. Want to help me celebrate? Let's spread the word! Share this post with your friends, or choose one of your favorite posts from the links above, and spread a little social media love. A like, +1, tweet or share would just absolutely make my day!