I have to admit it. I was not sure exactly what to do with this. You see – I already have a blog. With readers. On a different platform. In fact it’s been there since 2007! So I’m not inclined to move it over here. Just seems like a lot of work for no purpose. In fact, I’m concerned it might do more harm than good. What if my readers don’t follow? I know I’m a creature of habit. And if something is not where it has always been, I’m not inclined to go hunt it down. No matter how awesome it is. What if they feel the same way? They are MY readers, after all. And like attracts like…
But…the MLSP Sites blog platform is an amazing tool. And it comes with MLSP membership. So why would I want to let it go to waste? I mean, I am paying for it already. It’s not like I’m saving any money by not using it. I guess I could recreate what I’m doing on my original blog. Except you don’t get any bennies for duplicate content. If fact, you can get punished. And the idea of a blog after all is to establish relationships with others. I should use this platform to reach people I am not connecting with on my other blog. So we are right back where we started – what to write about.
You’ve probably already guessed that I have finally made that determination. I mean I wouldn’t be writing this if I was just going to say “what should I write about today.” Although that might be fun! Asking others for a topic for the day. Could prove interesting. But not today. Today is all about me.
Yes, my first post did say that this blog was about learning WordPress. But there are already some great WordPress blogs out there. And I am definitely not an expert. And I hate doing the same thing everyone else is doing. I have always gone my own way. I’m 60 years old. Why stop now?!
Some of you may wonder why I’m even bothering to learn WordPress – or anything else for that matter – at 60! Isn’t it time to retire? Learn to play Bridge? Bake cookies with the grandkids? No thanks! I’m hoping to live as long as the majority of my family. If I do, I’ve got almost 40 years left ahead of me! That’s another entire lifetime! And I’m not going to spend it sitting on the porch playing games. Baking cookies with the grandkids is okay. But other than that? I have bigger plans.
My business supports me. It pays for a lifestyle that many people envy. I published my book. Another goal achieved. And yes, I have considered retirement. I was actually close to saying enough. Until a dear friend pulled me back into the fray with something too interesting to pass up. More about her later! And even then I didn’t really dive in. I truly was ready to relax. I had already achieved most of my goals. Time to let go. Or so I thought. But what I discovered was instead of relaxing I was just growing OLD! I guess I just don’t do the whole leisure thing well. I get bored easily. I have the attention span of a gnat! I need challenges. Something to shoot for. New goals. Something to fire my interest everyday.
So, you know that “something” I mentioned earlier? I’ve decided to run with it. REALLY run with it. And to use all of the new tools and technologies available now to help me. I want to see just how big I can take this thing in the next 40 years! And I want to do it without all of the mistakes I made the first time I decided to step on the playing field. Not just business mistakes, although I did make my fair share of those. But LIFE mistakes as well. I’m older and HOPEFULLY wiser now. Although some would dispute that! And that’s what this blog will be about. My journey. My NEW journey. I’ll be learning new skills. Trying new techniques. Visiting new places. Meeting new people. Maybe some of them will be useful to you. Want to come along for the ride?