Totally messed up man.
I haven’t been myself lately in this blog. For that, I apologize.
Two painful opinions
Coach Comeback: “The first time I arrived at your blog I was like, “Wow! This guy’s the real deal. He’s a badass”. I even showed it to my girlfriend immediately. And when your new design came, I felt like you sold out. You became safe and became like all the other personal development blogs”.
Mark Bowness: “I came to your blog and read everything you had. I was inspired and always looked forward to your emails. And when I saw the affiliate links I was like, “I didn’t sign up for this”.
Those two hit me hard.
Now, don’t start thinking of them as judgemental and dismissive.
They’re both RIGHT, to a certain extent. They’ve truly helped me a lot and I know it’s because of them I’ll experience success much faster.
Reasons why I haven’t been myself
It was actually a learning journey
For real man. If you read up my evolution leading up to this blog revamp, I’ve been trying to learn a lot.
Last year, I was blogging like a lost dog. I was writing up random shit in the field of personal development in hopes of making you happy, which was too broad.
I studied, read, researched and devour all kinds of books, courses, tutorials and eBooks on marketing and business. I now know the importance of narrowing down my focus and defining my audience.
And yeah, in between learning concepts, theories and what’s “right”, I kind of lost my unique voice.
I had to keep testing and finding out what works
Yep. From reading up what was right and learning from the experts, I wanted to experiment.
Thing is, I lacked the confidence to do them on my own unique way. I ended up using some email templates, blog formats even to dish out content.
Hence, if you’re on my list, you’d have seen some emails promoting some affiliate products, and they did not sound like at me at all.
They gave me mixed results at best.
Finding ultimate balance
I STILL think it’s important to learn concepts and apply them to my blogging, which to me is a business now.
But yeah, I want to balance it out and bring back my old, badass, don’t-give-a-fuck-what-you-think self.
Balance will be restored.
I’m a little tired from learning so much sometimes and I want to have fun with this.
There won’t be any more unauthentic bullshit from me.
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