I’ve been caught up.
That’s what I’ve been up to in the several weeks that passed since i wrote a single word in this blog. More than 2 months since my last post here.
I’ve been caught up in a turmoil that revolutionized my life completely from the ground up in matter of days. So, what have I been up to?
Essentially, I started working at a dayjob. A lot! At the start of April I found myself hired by a company that sells auditing services everywhere in Italy. So I’m travelling every week in a different city and doing my accountancy checks on those firms and I’m back home for the weekend. I spend almost every weekday in a hotel room or in a office. And the work I do is very intensive, so my brain passes out when I’m back in my room at night.
When I started, I thought I could handle the time and the fatigue so that, at the end of my workday, I could write a post or do some IM related stuff.
Ah… How much clueless I was… Because this work became the death of my blog.
I’m back baby!
But now I’m here to resurrect it back and start again where I left!
Do you want to know more about my dayjob? It’s boring. Really, you don’t want to know the details. It’s just checking that the papers the company gives us are consistent with the data other stakeholders of that company gives us. If they are correct, we are done.
I work from 8 to 10 hours a day, then back to my hotel room ready to pass out on the bed as soon as I lay down on it. No wonder how I never updated the blog in these days, I’m just so tired after work… Or not?
Maybe it’s just lazyness, or I’m making up excuses. But the thing is that I’m back into business and at full strenght. I finally organized my tasks and I’ve adapted to my working schedule, so I can be present online when it matters!
How am I going back to my blogging tasks?
Have you ever experienced this kind of pause from your duties as a blogger or as an internet marketer? How did you answered to this question?
“I’ve been away for too long. I’m sure everybody have forgotten me right now. How can I reach back to my readers and to my communities I left off?”
I felt it too, and I’m feeling it a little bit also right now. But here’s how I managed it and how you can too.
It’s a really simple three-step process:
1 – Forgive yourself
You need to realize what you have done, why have you stepped back from your blogging duties and understand your mistakes.
Then forgive yourself.
By not doing that, you’ll find very difficult to go back to your readers and to the communities you were contributing to before you disappeared.
2 – Tell the world what happened
Go out to every forum, social media, communities and to your blog and explain to your internet buddies why you have been away, why you stepped back for some time and why you are coming back to them again.
3 – Carry on as nothing happened.
Go back to Twitter and start tweeting again, go back to the forum and start contributing to them again, go back to your blog and start posting articles again.
Just keep doing the old stuff, like nothing happened.
Remember: we are humans and we sometimes make mistakes. It’s ok to step back from our commitments for some time, because it helps us clarifying our priorities and our promises. If you feel you’ve been a bad boy by not following up on your blogging and internet marketing duties, than you know you’re on the right track! Because you now really feel that’s the right thing to do.
As I think this is the right thing to do for me.
I’ll be back and posting twice a week. I hope you all really like my articles and updates.
Let me know in the comments if you also experienced something like what I’m living right now and how you managed it.
Again, thanks for staying with me in this journey. It never finished, and it’s just started. Again