February 13, 2012

Analysis paralysis

I’ve had this blog up and running for nearly a month now, and established a goal for myself of posting at least three times a week for the month of February.

(I’ll wait while you check your calendars, and confirm that it is indeed Feb. 13. Ready? Good…)

Photo by Lady Madonna / by NCND 2.0 CC

I’ve struggled with what the focus of this blog should be, what themes my writing should explore, whether this site should be personal/professional/for the fairies, who the readers will be, all of that. I’ve read post after post after article after article telling me I need to have a niche, that my content has to be relevant, that I need to post frequently but not too frequently, all of that.

And I just realized something.

If I don’t write, I won’t have readers.

If I don’t write, I won’t have a niche.

If I don’t write, I won’t be able to post anything at all.

And that’s what I really want to do – write. And have you read it occasionally. You, my invisible Internet friends.

So, to heck with all the advice. I’m going to write about whatever is on my mind and heart, and hope you like reading it. I have a feeling I’ll have lots to say in these coming months, as some big ol’ changes are coming for me. And I hope you like reading them, and that you’ll say so if you do or don’t.

So please – say hello to Ivy. I’m glad you’re here.

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