My blog is ALL OVER the place lately. I look at the topics and hang my head. Yes, I should have more control. I’d fuss at any client that was doing what I’m doing. Yes, I’m losing marketing opportunities and my brand isn’t obvious. I think I’m practicing “Do as I say, not as I do.” That’s always popular.
Of course this is not really a “business” blog. It’s more often a personal blog. There, that makes it better!
On the flip side, it does help my readers get to know who I am and where I am at this point in my convoluted little life right now. I’m an “almost” empty nester, dealing with that feeling of loss. I’m also a freelance home-office dweller trying to (yet again) refine my business into a sharper focus and a deeper niche.)
I’m actually considering taking my business into writing as the primary pursuit, rather than marketing. I’ll handle that decision over the next few months, along with the slew of others peering at me with never blinking, always expectant eyeballs. I’ll get to them… every one… eventually.
Right now, I’m dealing with information overload on a stellar level. I can’t quit learning, I can’t quit gathering and I’m wearing myself out with it all — even this week (which is supposed to be my vacation). Without this week “off” I would probably have imploded.
I’m simplifying my life and looking at everything with the “do I really need this item (or hassle, or drama, or hurdle) to make my life complete?” approach. Doing that really changes a person! I’m also applying the 80/20 rule to everything I’m considering from clothes in my closet (my last post) to goals in my life (an even older post that will become a new post once all these decisions are actually made).
I spend much of my “free” time these days wondering, “What do I want to do with the REST of my life?” I’ll probably have that figured out sometime soon. In the meantime, bear with me because while I make sweeping decisions about my life… there’s a little clutter and aimlessness in my blog.