All I knew was that I had something to say and I wanted to say it. I didn't worry about whether anyone would listen or what I would talk about or even grammar (or grammer as we call our mother's mother in the south) most of the time. I just started writing. I said what I thought, wrote what I felt, and just did it. I didn't even know what I wanted to talk about exactly, so I created a bunch of different websites so I could talk about different things. I blogged on www.creativlycents.com about my nerdy numbers obsession and personal stuff. I blogged on www.redneckincalifornia.com about being southern and living in California. I blogged on www.bizhealth.net about my passion for business improvement. And then I wrote about presentations here.
The site that keeps drawing me back, that one that connects with everything I do day in and day out is this one. That's how I figured it out. I was just taking a shot and trying. I am passsionate about presenting. It's not work when I write about this and it's not work when I watch presentations. It's juice.
I still write sporadically on the other sites, they are fun diversions when I need them. But I did my own focus group. I focused on my interests. And now I know. It's the nerd thing.
But there was no research, no questioning, no wondering, no panel of experts, no mastermind groups or surveys. I just wrote for me. Iif anyone else agrees or is interested, then that is even better. But it's the writing that gives me life and keeps me going.
Thank goodness all of the really smart, really talented people are still sitting there thinking about what they have to do BEFORE they can start blogging instead of actually blogging.
That leaves more space for an ignoramous like me. (See I can't even spell it right.)