Remembering why I started this blog and trying to find the next step.

My daily writing for the past week has had a consistent theme – “I don’t know what to write about.” It’s been frustrating as I change direction with my work, I’ve also been trying to find something relevant to share with my audience.

At first, I thought it would be cool to document my journey of becoming a full-time freelancer. I wanted to share the things I was learning to hopefully help my audience. I was thinking they can learn along with me. But the problem for me now, is that I feel like I’m just telling my story and it isn’t really all that important.

Why would someone want to sit here and read how I’m living my life and working toward achieving my goals? Why would anyone care? Maybe this mentality came with the fact that this country voted in an ignorant, selfish scumbag. It made me realize that there are a lot more people out there who only care about themselves and their gut reactions. So, why would anyone really care about what I have to share?

My goal was to document what I’m doing as I work on becoming a full-time freelancer, which is just a small part of my lifetime goal of owning a design company. And If you didn’t know it… the jump into freelancing from working full-time at a design and marketing agency is huge.

I have to build my own portfolio, reach out and connect with new people regularly, build relationships with clients, and a lot more. Nothing is handed to me. I have to do it all on my own.

It’s really hard. Especially when I don’t always know if I’m taking the right steps or maybe I’m just wasting my time trying something new. The reality is, I like the challenge, but there are times when it’s difficult to keep moving.

These are just a few of the challenges I face on a daily basis and I thought it would be a great idea to share them with you. Whether you’re already a freelancer, considering becoming one, trying to figure out how to take a side passion to the next level, or something else, I would like to help encourage you to keep going.

The reason why I started this blog was to gain people’s attention and share my knowledge with my audience. I wanted this to be the first step into building a relationship with people. I write something, they would reply back, and then we can continue the conversation.

Honestly, it hasn’t worked out that way. I haven’t gotten as many replies as I had expected, but if I’m real with myself, it hasn’t quite been a year yet. I’m still very new to this and as I changed my direction from logo design to Iconoflage, I feel like I just hit the reset button.

I’m fine with this, but I can also use I have learned this past year as leverage to take me to the next level sooner than I would have if I was starting from scratch like I did with logo design. I have learned a lot just from creating consistent output every week, maintaining a blog for almost a year, and sharing my content through multiple social media platforms.

Although I’m still very new to this whole thing, I know that with persistence, discipline, and consistency, I can maintain my momentum to becoming a full-time freelancer in a few years. I just need to keep pushing forward.

So, I guess, there you have it. That’s where I am right now. I feel like I’m starting all over again. I feel like I don’t have much to write about and this is what I’m trying to do with this blog.

My goal was to start the dialog with my audience so we could get to know each other better. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ve been so great at doing so. Maybe my icebreakers haven’t been that great, but I’ll keep trying. I’ll keep doing this until I finally find something that can get us to start talking.

I’m not standing on a stage talking at you, I just want to grab a beer with you. Thanks to the internet, we’re already sitting next to each other, I just need to find the right thing to say.

The form below is an invitation to continue the conversation (it’s always at the bottom of my posts with a question). Nothing gets posted to the page, it gets emailed so we can start talking that way. If you have any questions, or comments, feel free to send them over!

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