0 Flares 0 Flares ×

When I started blogging back in 2008 on my fitness site, I knew absolutely nothing about the online world. I also had zero money to invest in learning how to do it so I taught myself how to use WordPress, read about a dozen books, watched a ton of how-to videos on YouTube, and talked with everyone I could about blogging.

I was able to learn quite a lot for having no prior experience with websites or Internet marketing, but I still knew very little.

Unfortunately, I still didn’t understand how to market my blog and therefore received very few visitors. Nothing saps your will to blog like having nobody read your best content.

I became very frustrated and decided to reevaluate my goals for building a successful and profitable blog.

I had been searching and searching for that 1 thing that I thought would be my ticket to online success, but it never appeared. I have heard from many successful bloggers that it’s absolutely vital to be passionate about the topic you blog about.

The problem was that I wasn’t passionate about anything….

While I truly enjoy being a personal trainer and teaching people how to live healthier, I found that I wasn’t able to sustain the level of motivation I needed to continue to write good, quality blog posts. My content suffered as a result of my lack of effort and I decided to look for another blog topic.

I started reading as many articles and eBooks as I could to try to help me gain a better understanding of what I could possible write about and be successful. Most people can probably figure out their passion relatively easily, but with all the stresses in my life, I was stuck in a mental rut and needed some outside help.

I’ve been in the financial services field, a field that I cannot stand, for almost 9 years. Although I could have tried a lot harder to get out, I have always felt trapped there. It never dawned on me that my real passion WAS my job!

My Passion

My passion was how much I hated it and how I felt like I was literally wasting my life by being in a cubicle reading research reports and creating spreadsheets all day.

As my mind started spinning a million miles an hour, I started to get very excited about the thought of blogging about the daily grind of shit jobs with shit bosses. Within a few days I had my domain name purchased, web hosting ready, and a theme picked out.

This was just over a month ago and I have been absolutely loving writing posts about what I care about…my freedom. Freedom from deadlines, freedom from dick bosses, freedom from staring at a computer and wishing that I was some place else..anywhere else.

My aim here is to provide a blog that will resonate with others that are in similar situations and want to get out as well. Hopefully I can share what I have learned thus far and help those that are even newer at this than I am.

It’s hard to imagine that I could actually teach people a few things about blogging or figuring a way out of a dead end job, but I’m gonna try my best.

Please leave a comment or contact me to let me know what I can do better, do more of, or do less of.

Thanks for reading.

Want More Ass Kicking?
Join Us!
Instantly download "Your Guide To Cutting Through The Bullshit and Getting What You Want" for FREE by clicking "I'm Ready!"