This morning while walking Buster, enjoying what we can finally call Spring, I asked myself, “What are you doing?”
To be more specific, the core of my question is, “Do my readers know how to categorize my website? Do they know what Eat·Move·Be is about?”
Here’s my challenge: I’m writing articles that can sometimes be categorized in the food blogging world, and other times in the health, wellness & fitness world. It begs the question, what is the focus of Eat·Move·Be and how should I present that (and me) to the world?
The biggest struggle I’m facing at the moment is the time it takes to produce new articles. I have more articles in draft-form at the moment than I seem to have time to publish. I guess that’s a good problem to have!
Currently I spend half of my time working as a personal trainer and health coach, and the other half developing this site. Writing, formatting and doing all the behind-the-scenes work to produce a post can take hours, if not a day or more, depending on the post’s complexity.
I’m constantly questioning the things I do like, have I optimized my article for the search engines, how should I prepare my social media to let people know about my latest post, have I edited well enough, etc. It’s easy to get lost in these tasks and to forget about what’s most important: publishing and connecting with my readers.
Lately I’ve been contemplating stripping away distractions (content in the sidebar, menus and content in the footer) to narrow the focus for the reader to the articles. Just as important, if I’m less distracted by the things that have nothing to do with writing, I can accomplish producing at least two articles per week.
As a blogger my goal is to produce value for you, the reader. From a business perspective, my goal is to produce unique books and/or products that will allow me to make my website a full-time, income-producing business.
My hope is that you will stick with me and enjoy my articles (and videos…coming soon) falling into the various categories of health, fitness, wellness and cooking. These are my areas of passion. They are all connected and each influences the other. Learning how to bring these elements together to offer you something unique is ultimately my purpose with Eat·Move·Be.
I have one favor to ask of you. It would help me greatly if you would leave a comment at the end of this post. If you’ve followed along for a while, what would you like to see on the website? What’s impressed you? What can I improve? In the categories of health, fitness, and cooking what can I offer, teach, or explain that would make your life easier?
As always, be well!