My Blog Sucks
I launched Adventures In Personal Development in July 2011. I had been wanting to start writing a blog for a while and this desire only multiplied when I attended WDS.
For several months before my launch, I created a secret Facebook group and enlisted the help of 25 of my friends to decide what it would be called. We decided against Case Studies in Life, The Guidebook to Life, and The Owner’s Manual To Self.
Fast forward to over a year later and after learning a great deal more about internet marketing, copywriting, web design, and the like, I have one thing to admit:
My blog sucks. In fact, it sucks a lot.
Here’s a quick rundown of why my blog is plagued by so much suck:
- It has an absolutely impossible to spell domain name.
- I have an email list that I do absolutely nothing with.
- My email list is sitting somewhere in Feedburner.
- It looks like a total beginner created it (because it’s true).
- There is no way for people to give me money.
- I’m a life coach without a coaching tab.
- The design doesn’t fit my personality.
Despite all of the suckiness that is my blog, I still credit it for changing my life completely.
By putting out to the world what I’m about and what I stand for, I’ve developed a group of superhero friends all over the world who also value growth, health, relationships, and integrity.
My blog was a big reason why I was able to pull off a three month road trip across the United States doing volunteer work while staying with brilliant entrepreneurs all over the country.
I’ve become a much better writer over the past year. What used to take me a couple of hours takes me half an hour.
And most importantly, I’ve gotten dozens of emails from friends or even random visitors telling me that my work has helped them to have a better life.
The bottom line is: Don’t Be Afraid To Suck.
Most people quit at the first sight of discomfort. The winners are the ones who realize that failure is just feedback.
Keep on pushing through and one day you’ll look back and laugh at how much progress you’ve made.