Many times over I’ve had to start over or build from the ground up. Whether it’s because of a move to a new city or starting a new job or becoming a first-time mom or become a new mom after 14 years, I’ve had to pull up my bootstraps, put one foot in front of the other, and persevere to get to the goal. Now is no different.
I’ve been blogging since 2010. In 2013, I decided to move my blog from a free WordPress site to a hosted blog. Then, this year I decided that the hosted blog was to technical for me. By no means am I a techie. A nerd? Yes. A techie? No. Because the new blog was getting too cumbersome for me, I decided that I would move my blog back to the free site & just point my domain to that site. By doing that (again, being the opposite of a techie), I lost all the new readership I had attracted. Who knew that’d happen!? LOL Probably a lot of people, but most importantly, I didn’t.
Now that I have lost my following and my content, I must start anew – again. My blog is a complete tabula rasa aka “blank slate”. Initially, I was upset. I thought about the years of content previously written and the readers that had found these written expressions of interest. I felt like I had really messed up and wondered how I’d regain the 1,000+ subscribers.
Then I remembered why I do this. I do this to share myself with others with the hope we all find inspiration, healing, empowerment, and more. I also remembered that I’ve been here before. I’ve been at the beginning. I’ve started over many times in life. And, while this would pose a challenge, I would write new content, gain new readers (and possibly regain old ones), and above all – it would be OK. This will not hold me back or hold me down.
And just like the Phoenix, I rise!