As the year comes to a close, it’s time to review your successes and failures and to decide how you will move forward in the New Year as a blogger and an author. This is the point when you, like me, must determine if what you have done to date is working, is on purpose and is serving your readers. This allows you to set new goals, make new plans and take new actions so you achieve greater success.
I’m writing this post on the last day of the year. In fact, it’s the last post I’ll publish in 2014. I’ve spent the last week mulling over the state of my own four blogs, two static sites and my business. I’ve been working on new plans for the coming year, and making decisions on how to improve what I do and how I serve my readers, customers and clients.
The biggest question in my mind today is this: What do I want my sites to do? That means, what purpose do they serve for those who visit them?
The BIG Question
Underlying this question is a larger question that has more to do with me than with my visitors. The question is: What is my purpose? And, beyond that, how I can better fulfill my purpose via my blogs and books? In fact, my blogs and my books help me fulfill my purpose. By so doing, they also fulfill their purpose and, hopefully, then help visitors fulfill their own purpose. It’s a big circle.
As I review my accomplishments—and failures—I know I can do a much better job all around. I know I can serve myself and my visitors better this coming year.
You, too, must ask yourself these questions.
- Why do you blog?
- Why do you write (or blog) books?
- What do you want to accomplish with your blogging, writing and publishing?
- What do you want your visitors and readers to accomplish by reading what you write?
- Are you fulfilling your purpose with your blog and your book(s)?
- Has your blog and book(s) become an extension of your purpose?
- Are your readers getting what they need from your blog and your book(s)—fulfilling their purpose?
Once you have the answers to these questions, you can determine how you have failed in the past and move forward by making plans for how you will improve what you do in the future.
What Your Blog and Book Can Do
Your blog and book have immense potential to impact visitors and readers. They can:
- Change lives, communities, organizations, or the world
- Provide information
- Provide hope
- Share personal stories
- Tell great tales
- Create community
What do you want your blogs and books to do?
What I Want My Blogs and Books to Do
Like my book, I want this blog to help you write a book one post at a time, building a platform for yourself and your book at the same time; that will allow you to produce a successful book—one that sells. Additionally, I want this blog to help me blog additional books. (You may not realize it, but I blogged two short books here this past year that I hope to publish in 2014.) I also want it to help me produce an income via the sale of educational products, like courses, and services, like editing and coaching. (Look above to see the products and services I offer.)
More than that, I want this blog to inspire you to think bigger and to see yourself as more than just a blogger or author. With a blog and a book, you can impact so many lives. In the process, you can serve many people in many ways.
I want to help you accomplish your grandest dreams of your best possible and most positive self. I want to help you fulfill your potential—as a person.I want to help you start doing that with a successful blog and book.
Rise to the occasion in 2014. Play big. Show up. Blog your book—or more than one book. Create a successful blog. Share your message or story. Fulfill your purpose. And if your book is one that can impact lives, communities, organizations, or the world at large, author change. Use your blog to impact lives in meaningful and positive ways.
Happy New Year!
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