Starting a blog is hard. The Simply Put “coming soon” blog placeholder was meant to last for a week or two. It has now been a solid year since my website launch,
and “coming soon” really no longer applies.
What is holding me back? I value authentic relationships, and I really struggle with putting myself out there for the world to see. I’ve eased into the online world by periodically posting on Instagram and Facebook, all the while having an internal debate about whether that was actually living my best life. Is thinking about my next Instagram post really a valuable use of my time? Does the update Facebook sends me every week about my engagement say anything about me or my business? Do I really want to contribute to (or get sucked into) the social media epidemic? The average person spends nearly two (!!) hours a day using social media. This equates to over five years of your life looking through a screen at other people’s fake lives. This is crazy!
And, in the world of over-sharing, can Simply Put have enough reach to change people’s lives without me exposing my family to the world?
On the other hand, I have so much to share that I think could make the world a better place. Decluttering your home, letting go of the guilt, streamlining your environment, and giving kids the gift of simplicity are things I feel so passionate about. Getting a handle on what really matters translates to a life well lived, and it makes me anxious thinking that there are millions of people wasting the best years of their life managing their stuff.
So, here I am. Blog post #1. This matters too much. Let’s start living our best lives.