A few months ago, I was watching Oprah (something I do secretly when nobody is around), hehe! There was a segment about a lady who introduced herself as a Professional Blogger . I became very excited as I watched, thinking, I'd LOVE to do that. I perused the said lady's website and became even more excited when I realised...I can do this!
I spent the next several months researching professional blogging and implementing the things I learned as I went along. The key points I learned were in regard to ad placement, blog content and traffic. All my hard work has earned me a whopping $2.04 to date. To say I'm a little frustrated, is an UNDERSTATEMENT! To cap it all off, I'm not really enjoying my blog experience as much as I used to. I've been so busy contributing to other sites and trying to generate more traffic that I don't have time to write about me...the reason I began blogging in the first place.
When I first began blogging, I didn't feel like anyone was listening to me in my 'real' life. I started to write to find my voice and be heard. Since I've been with Whitesnake, I don't do that so much because I talk to him and he LISTENS! I've enjoyed learning about keywords, blog traffic and ad placement but at the end of the day, that's not why I started blogging. As my blog header says, my blog is about love and life through the eyes of a Krazy Blonde. That's what I want to get back to and if I earn some money along the way...that's a bonus.
Yesterday, I was thinking..I've lost track of what my blog is about...ME! I've lost many of my loyal readers because I've been neglecting them and I haven't a clue how to get back to writing the way I want to. I logged onto my dear friend DL's blog and there was the answer...30 days of me. I think it's the perfect way to return to writing about my favourite topic, hehe!
My goal is to write about love and life through my eyes, starting with the 30 days about me challenge. I'm planning to post once a day but only if I FEEL LIKE IT - imagine that, or more frequently, if I feel inclined and not because I put pressure on myself to do so but because I want to.
Here's the 30 day challenge...feel free to join in if you wish.
day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind you blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere you’ve been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something you’re proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- you favorite song