The Power of Blogging! I am only rambling today!

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The Power of Blogging! I am only rambling today!

I am in a pondering mood. I know learning is a lifelong quest. I will always be learning something new. Undoubtedly I’ll always be learning new things about myself. I’ll always be asking questions. Right now, I’m writing this as though I’m having a conversation with myself. I actually am. I’m giving you an insight into the way my mind is working right now.

Feels really strange, knowing I’m going to publish a blog that shows my self talk. Why am I doing it? I had a chat the other day. It was online. A new friend, and fellow Life Coach Alejandro Fernando told me that every now and again I should just be myself. Reveal who I really am. It made a lot of sense. As a lifestyle and stress coach, personal trainer, speaker, I am the professional me. Mr Motivator. As a blogger I want to be the combination of the professional and the personable me.

I love blogging.
I love helping people where I can.
I know my strengths.
I know my skills.
I’m good at what I do.

As a Motivational Personal Fitness Trainer I am dedicated, passionate and determined to create results and inspire my clients to overcome any obstacles they might have towards exercise or nutrition. Some would say I’m hard. Others would say I challenge them. They’d all say I take them out their comfort zone and get them results.

As a Lifestyle Coach, I help my clients put together a balanced life. Incorporate healthy eating, exercise, positive mind set and work/life balance. I provide nutritional and lifestyle changing advice with the direction and motivation they need, offering a permanent solution to overcoming negative lifestyle behaviours.

As a Stress management coach, I use my experience of ptsd and my taught skills to help people take control of their life, managing stress in a healthy way. I work with people who want to improve their lives and reduce the amount of stress in every day life moving them to a state of inner-peace and stress reduced living.

But as a blogger I am uncertain, to this point, with what I’m achieving.

I have a huge passion for personal development, and teaching healthy lifestyles.

I love to talk to people about who they are, what they are doing, and how they are using their gifts and talents.

I am enthused by connecting with people who are actually interested in my knowledge and perspective.

I am driven by my desire to pass on information and knowledge that is of value to others.

Yet I am uncertain whether my blog is achieving any of this.

This is not negative talk. This is doing a helicopter view of something I love doing. I will blog for many years to come. Life is about personal growth, and contribution. So everything has to move on. Change is necessary, or we become stale.

I read this quotation recently, “I believe the term “blog” means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read and write, not just consume.” (Michael Arrington founder of TechCrunch Website

On the same day I came across a question that basically asked had you ever thought about giving up blogging.

Many bloggers start with elevated aspirations — to build an audience and quit their day job, making lots of money from their blog. We all know it isn’t that easy. A statistic I found on Technorati, claims only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracks had been updated in the past 120 days. That means 95 percent of blogs have been abandoned, fallen into the blogosphere black hole.

To other bloggers out there, I beseech you, when you feel down and disheartened in your blogging or marketing endeavours, just keep on going, you’ll get there!! Keep looking at your blog, ask yourselves questions, and keep changing, until it all comes together. As I’m doing right now.

What motivates me to write on Healthy Lifestyles and Personal Development?

I wrote a blog titled ‘Why do we Blog’. Looking at that again, I would offer myself these reasons:

Money – Yes I am taking the necessary steps to monetize my blog and build an ecommerce shop, but I admit I doubt whether it will ever become a significant money-maker. So making money is really a very small motivator in the context of blogging.

Ego – I want to be heard and I want to have a podium to give my opinion, and my knowledge. I like to be noticed. I admit that I seek applause (a natural goal for every public speaker). Although I’m in my late 40’s in the back of my mind is a desire to become an A-Rated blogger. That could be a long journey, with lots of learning to be done, but if something is worth doing, in my opinion you have to become the best you can be. I have a long way to go, but I love a challenge.

Enjoyment – I like to write. I like being creative. I love my subjects. I love writing about them. I enjoy researching, and finding new information. I am an eternal student, and believe in sharing what I know and what I find.

Teaching – The best ways to acquire knowledge, to learn, to keep in the forefront of your mind what you know, is to teach the subject and to write about the subject. So my blog helps me enhance my own personal development.

I have something to offer – I want to make a difference. I feel a compulsion to “give,” to help my fellow man. I am looking for the largest audience possible to whom I can be helpful, and I am looking for a way to help people in a more personal way. I’ve been through some “interesting times” in my life, and learned a few things, and want to pass on some of what I’ve learned to others. I know what I’m talking about.

Finally blogging is fun, and every blogging connection I make along my blogging journey will help me improve my skills as a blogging writer, and gain knowledge from what they share with me. I have benefited greatly from a group of fantastic people in an online blogging group from facebook already. To all of you on Blogplicity I say ‘Thank you’. It is also my legacy, my blog will always remain out their in cyberspace, so I can now never be forgotten.

I don’t want my readers to think I’m some egotistical up my own ass Personal Development Guru, I’m not, so I am happy at times to let my imperfections show. To me, it is the only way to be genuine and transparent. This post is definitely feeling like I’m at a family wedding where I drop my trousers doing a moony (flashing my behind … don’t want to use the word ass again in the same paragraph … oops to late).

I know I want my blog to mean more, do more, achieve more. Everyone of you that reads this article has problems that you need answers to. Some of those will be in my field of expertise. I want this blog to be for you. There are plenty of others out there who need answers to the same questions. They don’t know who to ask, or maybe they’re to shy.

As a healthy lifestyles and personal development writer I am trying to inspire positive change in the world. I’m trying to inspire others to reach their potential in spite of imperfections and despite problems.

Blogging is one of the most powerful and effective ways to help others. So many of the blogs I read help me to improve as a blogger and to learn things such as optimization, writing a better post (wish I’d followed their advice for this one) and how to attract visitors to your blog. These people are immense and provide fantastic help to bloggers like myself.

I want to do what they do. In my own field. I want to help others. How can I until I know the problems that you need solving. So come on, ask me some questions, tell me some problems. Email me, comment, chat. There are so many ways you can make contact. Let me offer what I know on the subject I do know well. Help me at the same time by giving my blog an original, healthier, more interesting, and very human feel. I think I want to be an agony aunt. Well you know what I mean.

Personal development is the act of enriching one’s own physical, emotional and psychological being. The person concentrates on themselves and and finds way to improving what they don’t like. So that is why I write: I want to inspire, encourage and support people as they take the next step on their journey of life.

I promise to answer comments, take on challenges and accept your writing suggestions.

Let my blog be there to support you in your journey, to keep you motivated, help you.

Let me help you answer the tough questions and help you face your underlying obstacles like excuses, denial, blame, bad habits and fear. If I don’t know the answer well I’ll go find myself a guest blogger that does.

Thank you tonight for reading through my self talk ramble.

Goodnight

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
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