If I can build a blog anyone can – and yes, you can set goals and accomplish them too. Take this opportunity to to focus your thoughts on your goals; struggles are everywhere embrace them.
Building a blog was difficult for me. If you stay true to yourself amazing things can happen for you. Let me tell you how I struggled with building this blog and how it relates to you.
Starting a blog can open doors of opportunity for you. It can reach people all over the world and improve their lives with new information. My door-of-opportunity … was in the floor.
I can’t believe how many times, and how many things, I hit my head on when I decided to start a blog.
Building a site in WordPress is the easy part; the difficulty is deciding on a name, the purpose, direction of the site; also writing content that is relevant – content that people want to read – content that is helpful.
I have it all backwards … I have concepts and ideas people will want to read; the working class needs direction and I have the ideas and the desire, but nothing more. All I have to do is build a blog, write, and post them. So then what’s my problem?
EVERYTHING… I was a complete failure in school. When all my peers were learning grammar and punctuation, I was daydreaming about fast cars and recess. I barely understand how to use computers let alone how to write … I’m wing’n everything.
A few years ago I wrote a proposal for a book called the Working Class Coach, I submitted the proposal to a few publishers. I did get a positive response, she thanked me for the opportunity to review my proposal, but stated it was not for her. I didn’t have an established audience and for today’s publishers that’s a problem. I thought a blog would be easier and I could establish an audience … Ha! Jokes on me…
I remember the difficulty creating the name “Working Class Coach” it had to sum up my “idea” in as few words as possible,
I had the name and looked for hosting. I’m ready for building a blog and sharing my ideas. A friend of mine, Ian, suggested I use WordPress – “it’s the easiest to use and won’t take too long to get it up and running”, he said.
RIGHT!!! That’s what happened – real easy for most – but not for me. I spent eight hours trying to choose a theme on WordPress. And there are so many technical words I had to look up on Wikipedia just to understand, like, widget, SEO, permalinks, meta… Hours and hours clicked by trying to build what I thought would be acceptable site. I am also very particular and will spend the time to get everything exactly the way I want it.
I felt like a foreign exchange student dropped new country knowing only a few words of the native language. I took me a few hours just to get Word Press connected to my host, iPage. Even the simplest tasks were challenging, I had to learn this new language to survive.
I finished the basic outline of the WP site, choose my theme, set the title page, had the widgets and menus filled with what I wanted, and plugins installed; this process took me four days. I felt so accomplished; now I was ready to link the social media to the site.
Getting Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ up and running was frustrating too. I had to register new accounts, add pictures and comments, save passwords and link them to my site. I have spent the past twenty five years making a living with my hands. This is a whole new world for me. I like it, but there are some growing pains.
Ok – Working Class Coach is up and running, social media is hooked up and I am ready to load in some posts and I am excited to start sharing my point of view. I finally get to show the world what my ideas are, how they can change the way all working class people look at their employment, and learn how to find a path of success starting at any level.
I written a proposal for a book, had some paragraphs and stories already written, and they were ready for posting. I began writing a couple of posts on some ideas I wanted people to know first: Warning… disaster lurks when changing jobs. and Is success really only one step away from where you are? So I started writing and poured all my emotions in the words.
I started looking for information on how to write blog posts that moved people, and I thought I wrote some good posts. But then I discovered a problem – EDITING.
Everything I wrote was poor – ideas were good – writing sucked. I really banged my head on this one, as I looked over everything I wrote, I found that I committed the most egregious errors. I now began learning everything I should have learned in the third grade – I began to see how the structure of conveying a point on paper is built. I spent countless hours reading as many tips as I could from many different blogs on how to build a simple post.
It’s similar to building a future in the working class, even if you start at the entry level you must work hard for yourself. You control the flow of information – it’s up to you to learn how to build a structure that will support your success. All careers have challenges – you can’t get discouraged. I have been discouraged many times, stay focused on your goals. It took me a while to build this blog – now I have a structure that can support my success.
At some point our fall comes to a rest and you can collect yourself and be ready to build a future. Soon you’ll be on the right path to find everything needed for success in the working class. Opportunities are everywhere.
Thanks for reading