Okay guys, so I've always been pretty honest on here about missteps and problems with my business, so I wanted to share a little advice. The whole idea of having a personal blog as well as a business blog...and then trying to run a business...and do freelance work...and have a life...yeah, don't do that. As I'm sure you have noticed, my posts here have significantly decreased because I just simply don't have the time!
|How ironic is it that this is a print in my shop? I have to tell myself this all the time.|
As a pattern in my life, I tend to do a little thing called setting unrealistic goals. It's a problem. I wanted to have a blog for my business that was something like the everygirl meets the glitter guide but what I forgot about was the fact that they are full time bloggers. With a whole team of other full time bloggers! I am one full time designer with a blog on the side (totally different thing). I can't do both. Obviously, I'm not going to get rid of this blog, my baby, so the other one will just have to go. Either that, or I'll have to hardly ever post on it which to me seems a little sad and confusing to people who wind up on the site. Sidenote question: which do you think would be the better choice?
To be fair, Amanda warned me via email of the pitfalls of trying to maintain 2 blogs but I didn't listen. "No! I can do both! I can do EVERYTHING!" said the little crazy person, hyped up on coffee, who lives in my head. Well I can't, little crazy person. I can't.
If there is one thing I'm good at though, it's realizing when there's a problem and having the flexibility to change the problem. That I can do. I've done it a million times over in my business life and my personal life. So, that's the moral of this confessions-of-an-overachiever story, guys:
You're not always going to get things right on the first try. But if you have too much pride to change things once you realize you screwed up, you're never going to make any progress. And you just might go insane.