Saturday, 13 May 2017

It Felt Like the Right Time to Do It - So I Did It


You know those periods you go through when all of a sudden you’re super productive?

All of a sudden you feel an urge to get things done, to step up a gear and move forward towards a goal that’s dear to you.

Last weekend (I’m writing this on Saturday, so it’s exactly a week ago) I started to watch videos by fellow bloggers, with the intention of learning from them. If they were doing this full time, then so could I - but how?

The reason I’ve been writing on here every day was because I wanted to take this writing business seriously. I told myself it was now or never. I was so close to deleting this blog but something inside me told me to give it one last shot. That’s when I decided to write 300 words a day. 

It was a way for me to create a writing habit. 

And it worked. 

But I needed to find a way to reach a wider audience.

That’s when I began to look for ways to move forward.

Saturday night I began to read You’re a Writer (so start acting like one) by Jeff Goins.

I finished it on Sunday morning, in a cafe, with my small white dog on my lap. Come to think of it, I must’ve looked not too dissimilar to James Bond’s Dr No, but I wasn’t planning world domination - at least not in that sense.

I realized one thing: I had to have a basic foundation. Well, I had a basic foundation - it was this blog, so I needed to go to the next stage.

I needed a website.

Come Monday morning I had a meeting with a friend, and he informed me of several options for creating a site. 

I should say that I’m not tech-savvy in the slightest. When it comes to computers and the inner-workings of the internet, I’m pretty clueless. (My mum showed me how to work an iPad.)

When I got home from the meeting, I continued to do some research… and then I plunged straight in to creating a website.

I’m pleased to announce that my website, gavinwhyte.org is now up and running. I’ve been working on it since Monday, and I will continue to tweak it here and there, but, as it stands, I’m pretty happy with it.

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I haven’t decided whether or not to continue posting on here; I'm edging more towards giving my new site my full attention. We'll see.

So it’s a new chapter for me.

And I always welcome new chapters. There’s nothing like change to move things forward.

I hope you will continue on this journey with me, for I see nothing but a promising horizon ahead.

Oh, and if you have any blogging tips I'm all ears!









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