My First Post.
Life – but not as we know it
So, blogging is the new ‘it’. I’ve never blogged in my life before but may as well have a go – lots of other people seem to do it. It feels a bit like ‘dear diary’ but without the pen!
I am about to embark on a new stage of my life and having read lots of articles about blogging thought I might record my progress (or not!) here for the benefit of others (or not!).
For the whole of my life I’ve had regular jobs with regular wages and regular hours, but never quite enough for my wants, if you know what I mean. I’ve seen lots of things stating how much money people have made from home using the internet in various ways. I have tried a few myself, been in that place that many of you will recognise, having bought ‘the ultimate guide to making money on the internet’ (or similar texts) and been left out of pocket having failed miserably at the ‘fool-proof’ technique, even though I’ve followed every step diligently.
However, as I said before, I am about to embark on a new stage of my life. I recently signed up for a course to become a life coach. I am a qualified youth worker (degree level) and thought at the very least I might learn something new to use with my young charges, even if I don’t make it as a life coach. When I received the HUGE parcel with the training manuals and dvd’s etc. I realised, actually, I already know a lot of this stuff.
It was good for me as it made me think about all the knowledge and experience I have, where I’ve been in my life and how that can be passed on to others. I am a great reader and indulge in books constantly, most are people writing about themselves, their experiences, their lives. Why can’t I do that too? But writing a book? Well, that is another matter. Starting on a smaller scale seems the right move.
Last week I started a course about getting the stuff I write marketed via the web. I already have a million and one ideas for topics to talk about but how do I get it out there and see if anyone wants to buy it? Well, I’m about to learn, and I am going to write down my whole experience as I go along. I’m hopeless on the computer (I’m surprised I’ve managed to get this far!) so if you are like me and seriously know nothing and are starting from scratch maybe it will inspire you and make you realise we are all capable of fulfilling our dreams. We just have to BELIEVE we can do it!