Hello Blog-o-sphere! It’s been 10 months since my last post and I’ve thought about this blog every single day. I started it because I was selling Beachbody products and wanted a bigger platform in which to sell diet and exercise plans. I didn’t and still don’t feel great about that being the catalyst for starting this. The truth is that I don’t want to sell you anything. I thought I did, but that’s just not me anymore and I’m not sure it was ever my true reason. If I’m totally honest with myself, I want to be known.
I’d love to say, “I’m just putting this out there in the world and I don’t care if anyone ever sees it.” But that’s simply not the case. I want my point of view to be out there, anywhere, and I want it to gain attention. I want my words to lift others up, inspire people to be their authentic selves and do the things that bring happiness. That’s all I can ever hope for in this life.
I’ve been listening to lots of podcasts lately. The last one I listened to featured Glennon Doyle Melton, author of Love Warrior. If you haven’t read it, please love yourself enough to spend $15.59 or $13 for the Kindle version and give yourself a few hours in which to read the most honest story of hard love and redemption ever written. Anyway, Glennon was asked by a listener how to grow her podcast because she wanted more listeners. This listener was debating whether she should do a blog in addition to her podcast, or if she should somehow advertise on other social media. Glennon said to her, “Serve your followers on the platform that you already have.” Ms. Melton has her own little blog called Momastery. It literally has millions upon millions of readers. Glennon said that what she did when she had 14 followers is the same as what she does now. She serves her followers. She said that serving your followers is what you can do to grow your audience and anything else you do is fake. It’s fake to advertise yourself everywhere, or pay for followers. The only way to truly make an impact is to do the hard work and be your genuine self. If only one other person reads your posts, that’s it, you got it. You changed one person’s day, job well done.
So, I’m going to write this weekly blog. I’m going to put in the work with no expectations. This is going to be from me, from the real me, to you, the person whose world I want to make a bit brighter. Thank you for reading this and anything that is to come.