Welcome to a new day, a new year, my new website location, and – introducing – my new blog! It actually started last week with my new interview series. Today I’m going to explain what’s happening and why.
Like many business owners, I set goals for myself and my business for the year. Then I kept reading all of these posts and articles about “the word.” People were encouraged to pick a word to define/guide them throughout the new year. It didn’t take me long to settle on PLAN.
Last year I started creating digital products to help others create better content. One big lesson I learned during that process – planning ahead makes all the difference! I’ve always been a planner in my personal life, but not so much when it comes to my work. I’ve decided to change that, starting with my blog.
First – Focus. I’m gearing this blog more toward small business owners/entrepreneurs. There will still be a lot about content – that’s my specialty – but it will look at different aspects of entrepreneurship: things I’ve had to learn and want to share.
Second – Themes. Instead of sitting down and coming up with blog topics each week, I’ve come up with several themes that people ask about most frequently. I’ll post about them throughout the year. Every month I’ll write something writing and editing related, but I’ll also post about: Professionalism, Service, Leadership, and Social Media/Marketing.
Third – Plan. I went the distance and have already titled blog posts for each theme for each week throughout the year. I haven’t written everything yet, but when I sit down to do it I’ll have my notes and ideas ready. I just need to organize and write them.
With so many events already scheduled for this year, I need to make sure I can handle everything. Planning ahead is my only option. Sticking to the same topics makes it even more manageable.
Here’s to an educational and smooth-operating 2017. What are you doing to start your year off right?