“Keshia’s Modern Life” had officially hit the one month mark. Time has flown by so quickly, that I really hadn’t noticed the milestone before sitting down to write this post. As soon as it dawned on me, I immediately began to travel through time, back to my first post. I realize that though the month moved with lightening speed, I still had time to learn new things about myself and about blogging.
This blog began as your usual WordPress blog. I knew that I wanted to treat this new blog differently from previous blogs by truly being consistent and actively working to grow my audience. I had started blogging again during a time when I was stressed about so many things being out of my control. A friend of mine hipped me to a free webinar on blogging and I quickly signed up for it. I woke up early–on my day off–and sat on my couch and waited for the webinar to begin. As I took notes during the webinar I had an epiphany. One thing I could control was how committed I was to my blogging. So, what did I do? I invested. I purchased a domain and email address and I knew that I was officially in this for the long haul. I wasn’t going to spend money that I really didn’t have to spare and let it go to waste. This was the birth of http://www.modernkeesh.com. It was also beginning of my new quest for growth through consistency.
That day on the couch set in motion a new way of living. I wasn’t going to just stop at blogging, I wanted to learn about other projects and business ventures where I could make a return on my investment. Never before had I realized how much I want to be my own boss until now–this blog helped me see that. In the past month, I’ve gone from spending my days in mental turmoil and thinking about what I couldn’t control, to brainstorming and finding ways to take real action. I’ve learned how to be consistent in creating content and not letting anything distract me from posting. I’ve learned that if I desire change, I have to physically take action because talking is not enough.
There is still plenty of room for growth. I want to see more growth in myself as a writer and in the content that I create. I want to continue to grow as a person so that I can share even more life experience. If you’re reading this and wondering how I do what I do, it’s simple: I get up and do it. That’s the long and short of it, and that’s what has kept me going strong this month. I now know that I CAN finish something, I just have to commit from the start.