My last post was February 4th, 2012… and today July 28, 2013. So… what happened?
The break was not intentional or strategic. It just happened. I’ve never called myself a consistent blogger. In fact I am the complete opposite of that. For years I had tried to become a consistent blogger. I just never got there. I could create a really long list of excuses for why I stopped blogging. The truth is… I did not value it. I did not create time for it.
Here is my best guess for why I lost value in blogging…
For the last couple of years I have been trying to “define” my voice as a content producer (a pro blogging term, for you newbies). This just means that I have been searching for what content motivates me to write about. I have read many books and awesome blogs about creating a consist blog, and they all say to “define your voice”. But I have a confession.
I don’t KNOW my VOICE!
What do I do? If the pros say that readers what a consistent voice and I can’t figure out my voice (content), should I just quit trying to publish content?
My problem – My goal was all wrong.
I was trying to define my voice before I ever created content.
I was producing content, but I was focusing on producing a type of content and the focus changed all the time. Instead of just writing about things that inspired me I was trying to find my voice then write.
Where to go from here?
Starting today I am blogging in hopes to discover my “voice”. It’s now personal… it is not about a reader or a subscriber… it is about me, and my personal journey. It is about crafting words that journal my pursuit of life, faith, and leadership.
Maybe one day I will have defined my voice; but for now it is not about you reading this… it is about me. Yes… I just said that. I need it to be about me. For this reason my tagline reads:
Blogging about Life, Faith, & Leadership – Consume at your own risk.
I make no promises… read at your own risk.