I started a 31 day blog post challenge and I've already learned something vitally important about my posts.
As I read posts by the other participants, I realized quickly that the posts where I clung to every word were the posts I ‘connected' with. I had that, “Yes! That's totally me!” thought as I read them.
My posts were the problem.
I see now, I've been writing ‘clinically', to stay, ‘professional', taking myself out of it and just leaving the information to stand on its own.
However, that leaves it pretty dry and not very interesting to read. However, this makes it difficult to connect with and that may leave all that important, helpful information missing its mark.
I want to help people, and I believe that means I have to put “me” back into my posts. My personality is what will connect with my readers and give them a reason to keep reading. Then, when they read, they will get the information I so desperately want them to receive.
OMG, me too!!
As a result, I realized I need to break out of my comfort zone and give people something to read that makes them say, “OMG, me too!”. Some of my thoughts and issues will be the same ones others are having.
This may be the breakthrough I've been needing. Which, I hope, will be the breakthroughs that others are needing as well.
From now on, no more clinical posts. Only honest authenticity, with a bit of clinical info mixed in. After that, it may happen that people see my struggles and decide that my services wouldn't be a good fit for them. That's okay. Then I'll just help the folks who needed to see that I'm not perfect.
Bottom line, it's always okay to keep working on yourself.
Just keep swimming.
I love to connect.
Have you learned something recently that was quite the “Ah, ha!” moment for you? Please shoot me a comment below and share with me what that looked like for you.