So it’s a new week. I want to try something new in my blog.
I’ve spent a good deal of time talking to you in this blog, recommending the latest and greatest blogs on Areavoices, offering blogging tips, etc.
I think it’s time to get more of you involved.
It dawned on me last week when I read a blog post from Roxane Salonen. I promise she’s not paying me to keep mentioning her. I just mentioned her Peace Garden Mama II blog on Mother’s Day and now I’m drawing your attention to a post she made in her Peace Garden Writer blog called: “Reasons why blogging isn’t a waste of time”
Naturally, the title alone piqued my interest. After all, I spend a good deal of time encouraging people to write blogs and one of the arguments I hear most often against doing so is: ”I just don’t have the time!”
I get it. We live in chaotic and crazy world. To effectively promote your business or yourself these days not only do you have to engage in traditional marketing, advertising and promotion, you have to maintain websites, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Flickr and the list goes on. It can seem overwhelming.
But I often tell would-be bloggers that it’s not always about adding one more thing to your “To Do” list, it’s about taking a good, hard look at that “To Do” list and trying to figure out how to make them all work together.
So the question for you bloggers out there is : HOW DO YOU FIND THE TIME TO BLOG?
I want to start a dialogue on this blog to help some folks who might be on the fence about starting a blog. Post your comments here and let’s start talking. Personally, I like what Roxane said in her blog post:
“Time is important to me, and I’m not going to undertake pursuits that don’t make good use of my time. But contrary to what it might seem on the outside, blogging is much less taxing and more valuable than what some believe.”
Thanks Roxane! No wonder I keep mentioning you.