Start With Your Why


So you want to start a blog and you feel like you don’t know where to start. 

Don’t feel alone.

I was just like you and sometimes I still feel like I don’t know everything there is to know.

I started blogging like many of you,  wide-eyed and bushy-tailed. Eager to bring the big bad world of blogging to its knees with my innovative and captivating content.  

But, that’s not what happened.


I would start a blog then stop, start another one and then stop again.

I went through a lot of confusion in the early days of my blogging journey.  This is probably my 4th attempt at blogging in the last 6 years. 

Starting a blog is easy. Maintaining and growing a blog, well that’s another story.

My problem was that I wasn’t clear on why I was blogging.

I don’t want you to be like me – I want you to be better than me.  So let’s start with your WHY.


If you don’t take anything else from this post, please take this – You have to connect this journey to a larger meaning in your life. 

Write the following question down on a piece of paper. Take a day or so to think about it. Then write your answer down and stick it somewhere where you will see it every day.

I did this exercise when I started this blog and I have my answer to this question, along with my other goals, taped on my closet doors in my bedroom. This way I can see and read them every time I get dressed.

Question: Why Am I Starting This Blog?

Why are you going to commit time out of your day and take away time from your family and friends to do this blog?

You see, I didn’t have a ‘why’ when I first started all those years ago but when I figured out what my why was, I started making progress.  

Here are some of my whys:


I crave freedom – both in finances and with time. 


My mom is getting older and I really want to be able to take care of her.  Also, I want to have at least one kid and when I do, I want the ability to stay home when needed.

Gain New Skills

The only way you become better at something is to make the commitment to practice it.

Whether I want to go out on my own and start a business or get a new more fulfilling job, blogging is an amazing skill to have.  


Eventually, I want to write a few books. Blogging, done right, can put me in front of the right people.

So now that you know my whys – tell me your Why(s) in the comments below!

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