Quite a few years ago now I first stepped into the world of blogging – almost by accident, and certainly when I had plenty of odds stacked against me.
A friend emailed me a link to a blog, TallSkinnyKiwi.com, and I clicked over to find out what a blog was, and what it would look like. I could easily have deleted that email, or it could have gone straight to my junk folder without ever even seeing it. I could have been too busy to properly read it, and I may never have clicked that link.
But I did. And it changed my entire life.
Two hours after clicking over and reading everything on the site, I wanted to do what other bloggers were doing. I wanted to start a blog too. I probably shouldn’t have, I had plenty of strikes against me – I was not a great writer, I couldn’t afford to build and host a blog, I was scared about writing on the internet and what people would think, and I didn’t even know how to start a blog, let alone keep it running.
But start it I did, and I learned as I went along, much like you are doing now. I had no idea at the time where it would lead me. I couldn’t conceive of doing it full time, I had no idea there was a book deal coming my way, and I definitely didn’t foresee travelling the world and speaking at conferences as a blogging expert.
I may not be the biggest or the best, but I’ve learned so much and I’ve built a business that I’m proud of, and I love what I do.
It’s so funny that my whole career started on a whim that one day, but I’ve never actually stopped starting.
In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast I want to talk about all the starts you experience as a blogger. All the big starts, all the small starts, all the false starts, and everything that has bumped you into a new arena. I want to talk about how you can be a starter, how to break through the blocks that are holding you back and get traction on your idea. Because starting is the most important thing you will ever do as an entrepreneur.
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