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In September of 2013 I finally launched what I had always dreamed of: my online wellness business. Coming from Corporate America, this was a scary thing.
Maintaining a blog full-time can be a bit stressful, and this stress can sometimes have a restricting effect on your writing. There’s the pressure to produce top content every time you write; there’s the pressure of appealing to your audience; there’s the pressure of always having an opinion or keeping up with industry news.
Since I write for a number of blogs, I often get questions from would-be writers. Something which crops up frequently is a lack of confidence. Many (surprisingly good) writers never send pieces to an editor, or agonise over every post they write on their own blog.
Have you ever noticed how common lists are? Why does it seem that almost every blogger in the blogosphere churns out list after list after list? How many times do we need to read “12 Ways to Have a Great Day”? What if you didn’t read this list? Would you still be able to have a great day? What if you spent the two minutes it took to read this list and simply made a list of your own?
I’d like to thank all of our loyal readers and writers for sticking with us as the site has gone through a slightly inactive period. Being an avid reader of PTB for some time, when the opportunity arose to revitalize the blog, it was with great pleasure that I accepted the position of Editorial Director. PickTheBrain.com is one of the highest quality, most respected Self-Improvement sites on the web, due in equal parts to it’s valuable, practical and inspiring content and the incredible community of users that continue to support it so enthusiastically!