I’ve been frozen… When it comes to the content creation aspect of this site I have been very torn about what type of content I want to provide in addition to the podcast which is the core of the site.
So confused, more like undecided, that I haven’t done much in the way of blog writing or content creation at all, and I know that’s not a good thing.
I believe it’s a classic case of the paralysis of analysis, and I have had a really bad case of it lately.
But no more. I am resolving to move forward with something because saying something, writing something, is better than nothing.
One of my main struggles was whether or not to make the site solely about Etsy-Related stuff and leave out everything else or write more personal and sometimes “unrelated-to-Etsy” posts.
The truth is, I don’t consider myself to be an Etsy expert or a pro when it comes to selling on Etsy or giving advice to people about selling on Etsy.
I mean, I know some stuff but there are others out there who know a lot more than I do and who are doing a much better job of teaching “how to sell on Etsy” than I think I ever could.
And the bottom line is, that’s not really what I want to do anyway…
When I started doing the podcast I did it because I truly enjoyed hearing the personal stories of the Etsy sellers and wanted to hear more since, to me, they were both educational and inspiring. And I still feel the same way.
I never intended to become a teacher or coach for selling on Etsy or setting up Etsy store, but I have somehow put this pressure on myself to fill that role.
Sidebar: if you’ve subscribed to my newsletter you’ll get to see the inner workings of the anatomy of an Etsy store from ground zero as I show you how I am building a brand new Etsy shop and business from scratch.
Well, no more. This site is about personal stories. Of Etsy sellers, and now, also myself.
Some of the feedback I have received from you is that as you listen to the podcast you get to know my guests quite well as they share the stories of their Etsy journeys but me, …not so much…
The truth is, I have a personal blog which I kept separate from this site. I use it for my creative writing and rambling.
I will be bringing that writing over here so that you get to know me a bit better through my writing (and I can keep the podcast focused on my Etsy seller guests).
I’ll definitely still talk about Etsy-Related topics here as well for sure.
What am I writing about now?
I am currently doing the WordPress 365 Days of Writing Prompts. People use the prompts for different reasons, some set a goal to have a completed ebook by the end the one-year period. Others like me just use it to keep writing everyday.
The prompts have nothing to do with any particular niche but rather give the writer the opportunity to get creative.
I am also doing a 5-year journal… Have you heard of these? For that I keep a physical journal and even though it might initially sound intimidating to keep a journal for five years, the concept is actually brilliantly simple.
You get to respond to one short question a day or complete a sentence each day for one year, you keep the same journal and answer the same question on the same date each year of five years. That way, over time you can see how you have changed (or not)… Does that make sense?
It’s quick and easy because your response should really be short, like one sentence or a short paragraph.
I am following the plan by Tami Taylor which was featured on the Get It Scrapped blog.
Does any of this interest you? Are you a writer at heart as well and would you like to join me in one or both of these challenges? Let me know in the comments section below! I’d love to hear your feedback…