I have a confession to make… I’m a blog addict!
I have 6 different blogs:
1. jmonen.com: my “personal blog,” whatever that means.
2. joshuamonen.com: my copywriting blog
3. beyondcliches.com: my “spiritual” blog
4. insfunnels.com: a niche blog about sales funnels for insurance agents.
5. themonens.com: our family blog.
6. freelancehabits: tips and lessons on how to run a freelance business.
And if you don’t think I’m crazy enough I should also tell you that I’m pregnant with baby #7! Yes, I’m preparing to launch a 7th blog for another niche (financial advisors) I’m pursuing.
Remember, I said I have six blogs. That doesn’t mean I’m currently publishing on all six. In fact, this blog has been the only one I’ve been active on lately. For example, it’s been four months since I posted anything on Beyond Cliches. And probably close to a year since I published on my copywriting blog.
But I do post on our family blog at least once a month or so.
So why am I telling you this? Because I heard admitting you have a problem is the first step in getting help! Just kidding (kind of).
The real reason I’m writing about this is because I’ve decided that I’m going to start publishing on some of these other blogs going forward.
I made a 10-year commitment to publish a blog every day. And for the last 58 days since I made that commitment I’ve only published on here.
But now I’m thinking about all these other blogs that need content and I’m like, “Why am I not publishing on those too?”
Especially since a few of those will help support my business goals. When I decided to publish every day I guess I thought that habit was going to be a “personal” habit. Something I just did for fun.
I think it was because I have so many demands on my “writing” that I felt like I just needed a place where I could do whatever I want. Maybe I was trying to “fall back in love with writing again” or some romantic crap like that.
But who am I kidding? I have to be true to myself. And one thing I know about myself is that I need to feel like I’m being productive and intentional about my efforts.
Even though I love the “freedom” that my personal blog brings I also struggle with the lack of structure and focus.
One day I’m writing about freelancing, the next day it’s about taking my daughter snowboarding and then I’ll write some spiritual post. I’m all over the place!
So after thinking about this a lot (too much really) I’ve decided that I will continue to publish daily (I’m not even thinking about changing my mind about this commitment) but it doesn’t have to be on here.
I’m excited about this. I don’t know what my new posting frequency will be on here yet. I’m thinking I’ll still publish on here at least 2–3 times a week but we’ll see. And I believe it’ll still be more personal and behind the scenes than my “business blogs.”
So anyway, just wanted to give you all an update about why I’m not publishing on here every day.