Once my eyes were open, the chill seemed to settle intolerably.
So my first entry. Although I’ve been mentally planning for two weeks now on how I want to create an online presence for myself, I still find this an incredibly anxious venture. I’ve listened to a multitude of podcasts focusing on how to create a successful etsy business and all of them emphasized on the importance of exposure through various forms of multi media. Number one, pinterest was stressed. Reference: Etsy Conversations podcast
To Do List. TACKLE PINTEREST
I suppose I need to take lots of pictures of product and have my etsy ready first.
But then! I discovered podcasts by Michael Hyatt stressing furthermore the importance of having something of a home base that people can refer to in order to connect with on a sort of personal level, if I understood that right. Ultimately, I began to overwhelm myself with this seemingly giant spiderweb of an evolving to do list. I realize though, that I do need a blog.
I need to not only create social exposure for my products, but I need the therapy of writing which I have long been neglecting. I have not submitted poetry for publish in over a year. I personally felt peaked for a minute last year. I was a guest speaker on a radio show that in the prior week had hosted my absolute FAVORITE poet of the state! To be acknowledged, to felt sought after and to be approached for discussion by anyone felt monumental. And then at that point for absolutely no reason I just stopped.
I have a stack of unread poetry. I have a larger stack of unfinished stories. And I am smothering myself in my own small bubble of a socially isolated world.
So now, for more reason than possible monetary gain, I want to blog. I hope this scheduled blogging will be an exercise in literary commitment to train my brain. I also hope to broaden my social horizon.
Isn’t that possible?