Did you set new years goals? I’ve changed how I approach new years goals. I stick to a word, my word this year is consistent.
2019 I want to be consistent with my blog.
Does using one word make a difference?
2 years ago my word was “Fearless”. I fearlessly set up my first blog (no longer exists) and started writing. This was after 2 years of that nudging that I should do this, I finally listened. I didn’t know what to expect, I learned I loved it. Last may I switched to a new platform and I’m very glad I did.
2018 my word was “brave”. Brave to me also means to be strong and courageous. With blogging you become your own “brand”. I personally find this part a challenge. Being your own brand with blogging means being in front of the camera, A LOT.
Writing a blog post and sharing some pictures is one thing. Constantly posting in stories on Instagram and Facebook, learning Twitter is a whole other learning curve.
Your welcome to follow me on any of those social media pages.
If you looking into starting a blog, a big thing is photography. I’ve always loved photography. If I look back of my years of pictures I’m always taking artsy shots.
If Blogging is a future goal of yours, get a good camera and start practicing.
What’s a niche?
The other thing about blogging is finding your “niche”, which lots of people say you can make lots of money at sharing your “hobby”. Well, maybe I’m a little off in saying this. I think blogging didn’t start out that way. It used to be a place for people to share stories and recipes.
As much as I love music, my everyday living keeps going back to a more country way of living. Like making our own broth, or grape jelly.
Definitely live a suburban life in the Fraser Valley.
Something about keeping it simple is appealing to me. Let’s just say I haven’t noticed which blogging niche I’m in yet, just enjoying blogging for now.
Picking a Blog Name
My blog name is “Notefull Living”. The word Notefull has a different or deeper meaning to me then just “noteworthy tips for everyday living”.
To share a small piece of my story. I’m a musical person and honestly there was a time where I couldn’t hear the music. Sounds weird, to be playing music and not hear it.
My Faith has a big part in making me whole again.
When I got into a better place and not dwelling on all the hurt from my past or recent loss in my life, I looked to lots of blogs (and books) for DIY, recipes and gardening ideas as I recognized they were a great outlet to make and create.
If you have something to share, share it!
Some people use the phrase that their heart is full, well literally the notes are full in my life again and I couldn’t be happier.
Everyday Living Goals
I have 3 young kids. Technology at this time with them being young is only hindering the time I have them, which is only for a short while that they are small. I would love to shut the technology all off. That’s not the world or time we live in. So being consistent with my blog is a big challenge. One I’m ready for, now that I’ve been growing and starting to become established.
My niche isn’t keeping with the popular themes “mommy blogger” that people pick. I’m just being myself. If you meet me in person, I hope I’m the person you like meeting online.
When I’m not online, I keep up with friends, hiking and getting outside in the yard with my garden. Something about gumboots that feel like home when I slip into them.
I know there’s lots of wonderful blogs out there that outline “How to make a blog”.
If it’s your 2019 goal to make one, I would love to read it.
Finding a niche isn’t easy. Just enjoy the process as you learn.