Have you ever noticed that when you sit down to chat with a friend you ramble, shift topics, leave stories unfinished, and cover an incredible amount of ground, often without saying anything of actual meaning? Contrast that with a speaking gig and the quality of the presentation you give and you’ll see how an ebook can work for you.
One of the biggest mistakes I see bloggers making is that they have a lack of focus. Within their entire site as a whole. Within their individual posts. Within their own minds.
Let me tell you what a powerful thing creating the Untrained Housewife Manifesto was. For me, mentally, it helped me to do something I had never been able to do before – articulate the overarching theme of the website.
It was an incredible experience. I now have something tangible that I can hand to someone and say THIS is what the site is about. I didn’t really and truly have that until this point.
It has helped me say no to potential sponsors, and reach out to others.
It has enabled me to strengthen my community of contributors, while simultaneously losing two writers who realized it wasn’t a great match.
It gave me the chance to narrow my focus, and lengthen my reach.
I posted a long while ago about how beneficial pruning can be for a blogger or online entrepreneur. This is what the 7 Principles of Self-Sufficient and Intentional Living book has done for Untrained Housewife. And as a result the fruit has been increased.
How is your ebook project coming along? If you’ve missed a day or two, do NOT lose hope. Just pick back up where you left off and continue on your way.