Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and whether you’ve got a bae to celebrate with or not, odds are, if you’re reading this, you’ve got a blog or business. (Or maybe I should say, “bae-sness?” Too far?). It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine and forget how truly wonderful your blog or biz is. Today I’ve got six tips aimed at helping you love your space. Because even though you might enjoy what you do, we all need a good reminder from time to time.
Send personalized love letters to clients or readers who bring you joy.
Are there clients whose emails you actually look forward to? Readers who always comment on every post you write? Give ’em a thoughtful shout-out or personalized message. Not only will they feel good (who doesn’t love a sincere compliment?), but you’ll feel awesome, too. Building stronger relationships through your blog or business will also give you satisfaction in what you do. Hollaaa.
Sign out of Google Analytics and your bank account.
Your worth and success can’t be justified by the number of zeroes you produce, whether in pageviews or dollar bills. So, sign out. Take the day (or week) off from viewing your statistics. It will refocus your attention back to the bigger picture.
Invest in it.
Is there something you’ve been wanting to purchase for your blog or business, but keep pushing off ’til later? Maybe a new blog design or some neat-o software that you’ve been dying to try? If you have a little extra money to spend, why not invest in your blog or biz? Investing in my own blog and business has helped me immensely. I truly think that you’re stunting your own growth if you’re not willing to invest in the things you’re passionate about.
Clean it up.
Sometimes in relationships, we forget to do the little things, like holding hands or giving praise. Which little things can you work on today for your online space? Maybe your “about” page is outdated or half of your product photos need to be retaken. Spend a few hours and clean up the details. Your site will thank you and you’ll fall in love with your subtle improvements.
Work on that project you’ve been dreaming up.
Have a sweet idea that you’ve been putting off for months? Just get started already! If you can push through those early, unmotivated feelings, you’ll eventually reach a place of “flow,” where that big, daunting project actually becomes easy and fun.
Look at the big picture and be grateful.
It’s easy to dwell on the things you don’t have, but don’t forget how far you’ve come. We all start at zero and work our way up to having loyal readers and customers. Take a moment to step back and look at the big picture. What have you accomplished in the past year?