I have to say that this has made blogging much less motivating. Why? Good question.
Michael Hyatt has been blogging and connecting to people through social media for about 8 years now. One of the primary lessons he learned, and now teaches to others, is that your online message needs to be focused. Brutally focused. While I knew this when I started my blog in the fall of last year, I didn’t understand the concept until recently. The fact that I started my blog with a focus on 10 primary topics should have been a red light to me, but I didn’t see it.
What is the one message of Team Eagle Revolution? That youth can achieve much more when they realize the effect of personal growth. Let’s get ruthless:
How well does my URL (Website Domain Name) communicate this one goal? 4/10
How well does my theme, my pictures, and my resources communicate this one goal? 5/10
How focused are my individual posts on this one goal? 4/10
How excited am I to make this one goal the focus of my website? 4/10
This is when you know you should quit your blog.
In reality, I created the website I wanted someone else to create, but not the one that truly fits my passion.
My solution? Since I am more interested in sharing ideas and resources with others that could create big change in their lives, then I need to do one of two things (or both):
1. Create a new blog about ideation that flows from various resource reviews (Books, Podcasts, other Blogs, TED Talks, etc.). The focus of this blog would be: How would these ideas work for you?
2. Become a frequent contributor on Squidoo.com. This would allow me to make quick one time contributions to many different ideas.
What about you? Have you discovered that your blog is off topic or off passion? What will you do to realign your online presence?