“Where’s your store?”
“Can I buy ______?”
“Would you come to ____ to decorate for me?”
“Can I come see your place? Is it open for tours?”
As I brought my suitcases out of hiding to start packing for Luckett’s Vintage Market next week, I thought of these questions that frequently come my way.
It’s funny, but I suppose when you blog and have a logo, it can be easily assumed that you are a brand that has a retail outlet. Or maybe I should say, you SHOULD be a brand that has a retail outlet! I’m not completely sure!
DIY bloggers for the most part start out by decorating their homes and share what they create on their blogs. Some stem out into other areas offering services and products. And then there are still some (hand raised) that are just blogging from the confines of their own home offering what they do best on their blogs only.
Is there a right or wrong? I don’t really think so. I think this blogging thing is a morphing thing. It’s really hard to pinpoint where things will take you.
My theory thus far appears to be, quit trying so hard to figure it out, because eventually something will fall into place and make sense when the time is right. But the key appears to be to continue to morph with new ideas so you can discover what hidden potential you have.
I remember first starting out. My passion took me into the wee hours of the morning throwing up a new post. And I’d question myself constantly with, “Why am I doing this? For free? I’m taking needed sleep away from my day job that I have now. What AM I really doing?”
I never had the answer, but all I knew is I loved WHAT I was doing so it was kinda effortless to just keep doing it. Then I learned about ad networks and such so I could attempt to earn while doing this.
I will admit, the earning part suddenly showed me that this could be more than just a sideline hobby. It could morph into our life’s work if we implemented the steps necessary.
So as I stuff my suitcases full yet again, I shake my head in wonderment. Frequent travel for others may be common, but to me it’s the most surreal experience ever. Never did I fathom ‘my little hobby’ would have me flown out yonder somewhere to share my story and offer encouragement in person.
The internet has vastly changed the way we do things. If you have something to offer, I highly encourage you to contemplate what you’d like to do with it. Do you have a dream you are scared to realize? What will it take to get you to come out of hiding and share your gift with the world?
Unintentional success is available to anyone that places one foot in front of the other. Sometimes the next step is a doozy, but how will you ever know where you can go if you don’t continue to go forth and strike new ground? Even if it’s uphill?
Are you up for the most exciting ride of your entire life?
Keep doing what you’re doing. No fear. Full speed ahead! Believe!
For it’s when you least expect it, that it could be your turn.
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