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Your Blog and You

by Migdalia Rivera

As promised, we are going to focus on how to monetize your blog in January.

One of the first lessons you must learn is that your blog is your business. It is a reflection of you, whatever YOU is. Whether you are a review blogger, a Mom blogger, an Etsy owner, or a small business, the only limit that can be placed on your blog, are the limits you place on it yourself.

Envision your blog, not as it is today, but where you see it one year from now, five years from now or even ten years from now. You must be able to see it as how you want it to be, not how it is, before you can actually attain it.

I use a vision board as my inspiration. It reminds me of my goals and aspirations. Below is a picture of my first picture board. Sorry for the poor quality, for some reason I couldn’t get a clearer picture.


The board shows just a fraction of how I see my blog and myself.  It’s changed as I, and my blog, have grown, I’ve let go of some ideas and added others. By doing so, its helped me keep my focus on what I want out of my blog. Its a powerful motivational tool, a visual reminder of what can be, because a dream cannot be realized if it cannot be visualized.

Surround yourself with powerful and uplifting reminders of all that you want your blog to be! It all begins with a step, take yours today.

 

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma January 8, 2010 at 4:05 am

What a great idea!

2 Ivette January 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Great information, and as you know, I’ve been stuck trying to launch my travel blog! Thank you for the ideas, I will definitely create me Blog Vision Board!

3 Nik January 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Thank you for your inspiration!!! Great Idea!

4 Nikki @ Euphoria Luv January 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Love your inspiration board. I use to have one for something I dreamed about. Great advice :)

5 Sabrina January 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Excellent advice, because of you I am seriously considering a blog :)

6 Kristi January 10, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I love the vision board! What an awesome idea! I’m definitely going to get one going. Looks like I have a lot to think about. You’re so right when you said that we need to think about not just the vision we have for our blog, but the vision that we have for it in the future. I also love when you said that “a dream cannot be realized if it cannot be visualized.” Lots of great stuff to think about!
By the way, I love following you on Twitter and really appreciate you stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful week. :)

Kristi, Hello…Is This On?
@TweetingMama

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