It’s been more than two months since I last posted on this blog. I actually have something sitting in drafts ready to go, but it never got scheduled to go live. Then I seemed to drop off the face of the planet, right? I’ve barely been active on my Facebook page and I archived my Facebook group.
Well, the truth is I’ve just not been in the right mind space. I took on an extra client, my parents came to visit, and I just needed a break from everything. Taking a step back was crucial for my mental health. If I’m totally honest, I’m still not in a mind space to blog now. My energy levels are zapped, but part of that is because I keep thinking about leaving you stranded; leaving you without tips to become a freelance writer.
But what type of writing mentor can I be if I just disappear? Well, I will admit that those who have hired me as a mentor have still had my undivided attention. I’ve not just ghosted everyone. It’s just been blogging that I’ve taken a step back from. I am still here to be an excellent writer mentor for those who need it.
Can You Learn Anything from My Disappearance?
What I would like to say is that you can take time off, regroup, and return right where you started. That isn’t necessarily the case. I’ve been fortunate that it’s just my blogging that has taken a side step. When I went on maternity leave both in 2012 and 2015 I had to strategize my comeback to make sure I was successful. This time I’ve been able to pick back up right where I left off.
That’s what it seems on the outside, right? The truth is I’ve done a lot of planning for this comeback. I’ve got a list of blog posts I want to write, goals written down that I want to achieve, and I’m working on a plan of attack to achieve those goals. These are steps that I took to make my comeback after maternity leave and steps I’m taking to make my comeback now.
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What’s the Plan, Sam?
Who is Sam? Is that the saying just because Sam rhymes with plan?
Let’s not get off track! My plan is very simple: to blog. Okay, yes, it’s more detailed than that because I always recommend SMART goals and those types of goals lead to detailed plans.
Right now, my intention is to keep the Facebook group archived and I’ll share more about that later this week. I’m also in the process of putting together a weekly email blast.
The blog is. After all, this is where many of you have come for reviews on various websites. Seeing that most of you want to know more about revenue share sites and programs, I’ve thought about delving more into them. So, from May, you’ll see a lot more information about the different revenue share and content mills out there. I do believe content mills can be good for some, so I want to offer you a safe space to come for reviews without judgment on why you’re happy to write for so little. Your financial decisions aren’t my concern, right?
I’ll also share more about starting your own business and pitching to private clients. This will help those who want to stay away from the content mills get some valuable content. I’ll post twice a week to cover the different focuses for now.
- Tuesdays (from May): Content mills/revenue share site reviews, tips, suggestions etc.
- Fridays (from May): Pitching, finding clients, setting your business rates, etc.
This month I’ll go into more of my business decisions and why it’s okay to take time off when you need to. Honestly, time off can be the best thing for you. Also, my website is about to go through another update, as I rethink my target audience and how I can to help you!
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