Bev The Boomer
Most people don’t realize how difficult it is to create and write a crowd-pleasing, money-making blog. To quote a valued friend “Blogging has one of the lowest barriers of entry. All you need is a laptop and an idea. Any idiot can do it. But you’ve got to know what you’re doing and have all kinds of good luck to be successful.”
Since my early career was in theater, I like to compare blogging to the actress, fresh out of a university drama school, who heads to NYC filled with dreams of being the Toast of The Great White Way within a matter of weeks–all she needs to do is meet the right people and get the right roles. Reality is, she ends up waiting tables for the rest of her life.
Lately, my work has been in Social Media for a big pet food company. In addition to all the bloggy activity, my Social Media work has caused/allowed me to create all kinds of profiles on all kinds of social sites–I am drowning in email accounts, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, blog sites, domain names, Pinterest pins, photos on Flickr and Instagram….imagine my head spinning a la Linda Blair in the Exorcist (a film that continues to give me nightmares a lifetime later).
This is my 4th blog. I started on Blogger (My Fire Hydrant), moved it to WordPress (PetCareBev), created My Flat Pet, and tried to migrate to Fluff Puppy. I have no longer have illusions about my blog–I will never make a living blogging. And that knowledge is somehow freeing.
So, I’m downsizing. I don’t know how long this will take, but I’m going from 4 blog sites to 1 if it kills me. I will delete/release/return all those social media sites I’ve laid claim to and not developed. And maybe, by lopping off all those branches I’m not climbing, I’ll be able to spend more time writing here. It’s a nice dream for my own Great White Way.
Wish me luck? Or maybe break a leg?
My name is Bev, and I am a Baby Boomer. Everything else is subject to change.