In addition to doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge this month, I just started Jeff Goins’ Intentional Blogging class.
The first lesson was easy. Get yourself a blog. Already done! I’m acing the class!
Until the second lesson arrived today. Ugh. It’s all about focus. I guess that’s what the “intentional” part of “intentional blogging” is all about.
I’m very intentional over at The Writing Reader. I can go through Jeff’s lesson and say, Check, check, check, and check to all the points.
Not so much here. I have no clue what I’m doing with this blog. This is a personal blog, but does that excuse me from having some idea why I’m doing it?
I also have that new blog to promote my speaking business now over at Create a Brilliant Life.
It seems to me that this blog could be a pivot point for the other two. The Writing Reader is all about creativity, but there’s very little of my personality over there. Create a Brilliant Life is about a small number of topics that I speak about. I will tell personal stories there, because, well, that’s what speakers do. We tell stories as a means of delivering valuable content.
All the other stuff – what I read, my love for fantasy/sci-fi, my Toastmasters adventures, etc. – goes here. And still, it should be done more intentionally than I have been doing before this month.
I’m printing out Jeff’s lesson on focus so that I can do some work on it today away from the computer. This is the kind of thing I like to do in my blank notebooks. My commitment is to do begin a notebook for each of my blogs, and this work will be the first page in each notebook.
Let me know in the comments how you remain intentional about your blogging.
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