You may have noticed that I haven’t written anything for the past two weeks. There’s a reason for that.
I’ve spent the past year blogging. And what I’ve discovered over that year is that I don’t enjoy blogging. Part of it is that I’ve never enjoyed writing. I think I’m a good writer, I just don’t enjoy it.
But there’s another reason, one that has slowly dawned on me over the past year.
Here’s how blogging generally works. I write something. About half of the people who are subscribed to this blog open the email. And one or two people post a comment. Rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat.
For me, there are a couple of problems with this way of operating. I write what interests me, what I feel inspired to write about in that moment. But I have no idea what YOU want or need.
Secondly, blogs don’t lead themselves to interaction. Ultimately, I’m a coach, I’m not a blogger. As a coach, I need interaction. Without interaction, how can I help you with whatever your challenges are, with whatever difficulties you may be facing?
So as of today, I’m declaring….I am not a blogger!!!
Which leads me to what I hope is some exciting news. I know it is for me and I hope it is for you as well. After investigating my options, I’ve decided to introduce two new things:
I’ve created a Facebook Group called Live Fully: With Purpose + Meaning + Joy. My hope with this group is to create a community, a community where we can support each other in the quest to build lives of meaning and purpose. You can check out the group here at this link.
I certainly hope you’ll consider joining the group. Facebook groups are designed to be interactive and my hope with this group is that I can support you on your journey through life, wherever you’re headed.
We’ll talk about all the things that truly matter in life: meaning, purpose, joy, gratitude, happiness, values, spirituality, careers, relationships, and much, much more.
(BTW, this new Facebook Group is different than my facebook fan page. The fan page, as I’ve discovered, isn’t particularly interactive either – what normally happens is that I post something, a few people click “like” and that’s it).
I’m going to be creating a series of free webinars. The first one will focus on how to create a meaningful life. The second one will focus on the science of positive psychology and how to apply it to daily life. After that, I’ll create one on building relationships through authentic, heartfelt communication. And more will follow after that!
I hope to have the first webinar done in early January, with a new one to follow every one to two months. Each webinar will also tie into a specific coaching program that will be offered in both group and individual format.
What excites me about the webinars is that they’re focused on a specific topic. In that way, I hope I can bring more value to your life, rather than just randomly writing about whatever I want on my blog.
So how do you find out about the webinars? That would be one more reason for joining my Facebook group since I plan on announcing their availability in the group.
Now, that leaves one unanswered question…what becomes of this blog?
Despite my misgivings about blogging, I do plan on continuing this blog. My plan is to write one new post every month, a longer and more in-depth post than what I’ve been writing in the past. And rather than writing whatever I want to write about, I plan on using the discussions from the Facebook group to inform what I blog about.
So that’s it! I hope you’re as excited about these changes as I am! And I hope to see you over on the new Facebook group. Feel free to share the new group info with others who may be interested in joining.