First of all I want to apologize in advance for using what most would consider a deragatory word, the word b$&@h!! I also considered it a bad word too, until I thought about it from a different perspective, let me explain. Look at all the women you know, all the women you follow on social media or YouTube, etc. What do the successful women have that the unsuccessful women don’t?
Successful women carry themselves differently, hold their head high, and voice their opinions regularly. Some might think of them as bitchy or bitches, because of this. Women who have a ‘take charge, move over or I’ll run you over’, kind of attitude might be intimidating or thought to be ‘bitchy’.
I’ve been blogging for over seven years as well as freelance writing and teaching business related classes. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve learned a lot and I’ve grown as a woman, mom and blogger.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in the blogging and business world is this!
In order to succeed in this cut throat industry, you have to have a unique perspective, a unique voice and…brace yourself, you are going to have to piss a few people off! There I said it! I’m sorry. I had to. I’ve been holding this one back for a while!
Let’s take a look at the blogger Ruth Soukup, from the blog, livingwellspendingless.com. She started blogging the same year I did (I’m embarrassed to say) I’m pretty sure in 2010. Like me, she started in the whole blogging world by getting into Extreme Couponing, because, much like myself, she was a shopaholic and spending too much. She had to find ways to cut back. Anyhow, long story short, fast forward to the year 2013. Ruth Soukup, did something most were shocked about, but it caused a viral buzz and propelled her blog to the next level!
What was this one thing you ask?
She created a controversy. She got people talking and truth be told, she pissed a lot of people off!
Here was the title of her post….
”Why I took all my kids toys away and why they’re not getting them back”.
As a mom and a blogger I had to click on this Pinterest pin and read it! I could not, not read it.
See what I mean? Viral!!!!
So why do you need to do something like this?
You want to stand out! Get your name out there, get blog traffic, sell your time, sell your products, and sell your unique perspective. I know first hand how much time goes into blogging. It’s a huge time commitment. You want to get paid, let me rephrase that, you need to get paid! Your time is valuable! Time is money! You either have excess time or excess money, usually not both, am I right? Find a way to make more money with less time and you will be on the right path. That being said, I highly recommend the book, The Four Hour Work Week, by Time Ferris for more about this concept. More on this later.
So about creating a stir, I will say this, you have to decide how far you are willing to go to Propell your blog and your business. Don’t sacrifice your health, dignity, sanity or values just for a blog post though. Do keep in mind, any one of your blog posts could be the one you are known for. Make your voice heard, but be authentic, there is only one you! Show your truth, your vulnerability, your mistakes. Doing this will make you more relatable, more real, more human. We all are in this together moms. Let’s support each other and lift each other up!
I hope this helps! I would love to hear your opinions about this! Good or bad!
Let’s get talking! What did you do to take you blog to the next level?