As a blogger or freelancer, it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day of growing, building and nurturing a brand. Between creating new content, maintaining old content, running a business, administering a blog and managing social media, the tasks are time consuming.
It’s easy to get lost and forget what your mission was day one when you hit publish. Dear Healthy Living Blogger Remember Why You Started.
Before you became a big blogger with a 120,000 Instagram followers, who were you? What was your mission for blogging? Was it to make a lot of money or was it to help people?
Like many of us, I’m guessing it was to help people. Help them get healthy, show them how to eat healthier, inspire them to get active and to live happier. I’m also guessing you were in an unhappy place that led you to the place of blogging.
But if that was your mission, then why have you forgotten about the person reading your blog who doesn’t know the first thing about healthy living?
The person who thinks drinking diet soda and eating Chinese takeout is healthy. The person who doesn’t know what kale is. The person who doesn’t realize they’re drinking too much caffeine contributing to their stress and weight gain. The person who doesn’t realize something as simple as drinking more water and taking a short walk every day will make a huge positive difference in their life and lower their risk for chronic disease.
Dear Healthy Living Blogger Remember Why You Started
That person sitting on the other side of the computer reading your posts, drooling over your delicious recipes and admiring your long run recaps or how you deal with your chronic illness. That person wanting so badly to be like you, but feels little hope. That person who doesn’t know healthy the way you do.
Stop wasting your time putting down other bloggers.
I’m tired of seeing bloggers putting down other bloggers over petty, stupid things. It’s immature. It’s a waste of time and it needs to stop.
So what if your health tips are similar to my health tips or your recipe is like my recipe? According to Google, a lot of other people are sharing the same content. Who cares when people need help? Real help! What matters most is inspiring and helping people.
There is no shortage of people in this world who need help getting healthy.
Your energy should be directed to helping the millions of people struggling to get healthy in this world. Your energy should be used to teach, inspire and communicate. Your energy should be used to share what you know about healthy living because it’s a lot more than the average person.
Healthy living bloggers should be banding together as a team to reach as many people needing help as possible.
Turn the negative into positive. There is power in numbers! The more of us out there posting the same message, the higher the probability of reaching people who need help.
Dear Healthy Living Blogger Remember Your Why
Before you hit publish or send emails accusing bloggers and finger pointing, stop and remember your why. Why you started. What led you to blogging. Remember your mission. Remember your passion.
Most importantly, remember that reader who needs your help.
Thanks for letting me think out loud.
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