I start each day with complete silence. And gratitude. I think about what I’m grateful for; things that makes me happy. It can be tiny details, sometimes things I’ve experienced in the past, other times it can be people I’ve met and that I’m blessed to be part of my life.
I used to start each day by looking at my to-do list and plan my day. But, not anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I still plan each day, just not first thing in the morning.
Complete silence turns into writing
Being grateful every day is what makes me start smiling (very) early in the morning. After thinking about how wonderful life is, I start writing. That’s how this blog post got started.
I always start each morning to look for opportunities to help others. I ask myself; what can I do today that’ll make others happy?
That’s also how I start my writing. Sometimes, it might not look like much, but I always have a goal in mind. It’s the same when it comes to social media. The goal is the same, but the method is different.
The important part to remember is that social media is social. It’s you at a party. You shouldn’t be talking about yourself all the time, listen, be interested in what others have to say. That’s part of why I changed my blogging direction. But, in the end, what it comes down to for me, is me sharing something I believe is helpful for others.
I write every morning. I don’t publish a new blog post every day, but I could do it if I wanted to, and I have tried.
You need 1 home
I believe every business should have a blog and that you should think of your blog as your home. It’s where you live, and it’s where you want your visitors to experience you. Define your home. Your home should reflect your personality; it’s part of your identity. You are in control.
When I decided to close the comments on my blog, I was thinking that I could be having all the discussions in social media instead of on my blog. But, I was wrong. I need the discussions, but the best place to discuss my articles is my home. I own my home, and I can decide exactly what to do.
I’ll still discuss “everything” in social media, but it’s not the place to move the discussions related to my articles.
You need 1 goal
First. You need to define why you are blogging; what do you want to accomplish? I believe you need one goal for your blog. That’s it. You need to define it, and make it part of your identity. Second. Write blog posts related to that one goal. Third. Publish it on social media, but make people come to your blog to read it.
Finally. Ask yourself; how do you measure improvements? You need to relate your improvements to your 1 goal.
You’ll master social media by defining your one thing, and by being persistent and continue to strive for success in your one thing. It’s part of your 1 home, and your 1 goal.
Let’s discuss. Do you believe, like me, that we need 1 home and 1 goal?