Because it is never too late to start something you’ve been dreaming of!
I can’t count the number of “free” blogs I’ve started over the years… truly… I remember starting a “craft blog” back in 2011. Man, if only I had kept that going! I probably could have been one of those multi-million dollar crafty bloggers! But, things didn’t work out that way, and that’s okay! I’m starting now. And, I’m holding myself accountable (with the help of some close friends) so that I continue building and working on this blog over the next year.
2020 has thrown us ALL for a loop. The could’ve been and would’ve been all went out the door back in March. I did a lot of soul searching and cleansing over the last few months and have often come back to the thought “if not now, then when?” Thus, I began my research.
Why would you research starting a blog? It’s so simple… you just write down your thoughts.
- It is NOT as simple as just writing your thoughts down.
- It takes a lot of planning and mapping out exactly what you want to talk about and HOW you want to connect with your online audience.
- I have a full time job and a very busy schedule, so I needed a clear path to success, or I knew I would never start.
For years I’ve been listening to many business podcasts… I thought I knew everything because I had this business advice in my ear every day I commuted for work… I was a PRO! Or… so I thought. Once I realized how much actually went into blogging and how I would have to have relevant content or it would fall flat on it’s internet face, I realized I needed to create my plan, come up with great content and THEN I could start and share my thoughts and views with the entire internet world!
With a plan in place, I knew the next big thing I needed was content. We’re facing a pandemic and all I could think about was “everything is so boring”, “there is NOTHING to do”, “all of my travel plans and trips have been CANCELLED this year”, “HOW ON EARTH WILL I EVER HAVE CONTENT FOR A BLOG”. [Insert all the crying emoji’s here.] And then it hit me.
You do not have to go out and create content when you have so much to offer already! I was so close to my own genius that it took a pandemic, becoming pretty depressed from not being able to see my friends and family as often as I’d like to (selfish, I know) and lot’s of time alone in deep thought to realize that I DID have content to share with the world (or at least anyone who happens upon my corner of the intranets.)
Great, I have my plan, I finally figured out that I have content now… I need a name.
This was probably the hardest thing for me. I have always seen these super cutey cute names like Little Suga’ Momma in the Kitchen, Run Sarah Run, or all the other super fun names that people have come up with. Well, when I thought long and hard about this… I want my blog to be a reflection of All Things Alex. But that was already taken PLUS it looked weird when typing into the internet browser.
After lots of thinking and sending hundreds of names to close friends. I landed on [dun, dun, dun, dun…] my first and middle name! LOL. Yes, I know slightly boring, but hear me out.
- By using your name for your blog or business, you know that is will be transferrable to any business idea – Alex Victtoria Blog, Alex Victtoria Home Decor, Alex Victtoria Wine Bar… you see my point?
- No one can say anything bad about you naming your blog or business after yourself! And if they do, Bye Felicia! You don’t need that negativity in your life anyways.
- Your name is WORTH something and people know YOU!
And these are just a few of the reasons that I decided to stick with my name.
And now that we are nearing the end of this first post… you have a little understanding of why and how I decided to start a blog in 2020.
This is the year of change, so why not embrace it and start making positive changes now.
I hope you will join along in my blogging journey… and until we meet again, Cheers!