As you all know I have been thinking a lot lately about what direction my life should go. I have been thinking that I need to be doing something other than what I am doing now and that I have been feeling a little stuck or stagnate. As I have mentioned in both previous posts TIME TO TURN FEAR AND PROCRASTINATION INTO ACTION AND IN TAKING THE NEXT STEPS. Well I have ideas brewing and to be quite honest. I am ready to start making some moves towards reaching my goals. I know myself and I have a habit of jumping off the bridge and then quitting half way through. I do not wish to overwhelm myself by trying to do too many things at once so I will start with one. Then gradually advance to others as I progress.

The first thing that I want to do is to grow my blog audience.

I want to take my blog to the next level and beyond. I truly believe that this is my purpose, I have a message to share and I want to be able to reach the masses.  I have already begun the process of promoting my blog on social media sites but I was doing it half ass. I was not really putting my all into it. I was allowing myself to be discouraged by the lack of participation by those who call themselves my friends on Facebook and other media sites. That ends today. It’s not up to me to decide who should participate and comment and respond. I have no control over that. What I do have control over is putting my posts out to as many groups and media outlets as I can. Not everyone will respond but I will become more visible and then the right connections will eventually be made. I am not going to allow my feelings to dictate my actions any longer in this regard. I will promote my blog and continue to share my stories with the world even if no one responds.

I will take a more active roll in participating with the blogging community.

I have also not been reading and responding to other blogs and that is not fair to the people who read and comment on my posts. I have been doing the same thing to my blogging friends that I just finished saying people have been doing to me. If I expect to see new traffic and to keep the traffic that I have now, I need to participate more and be more active with the blogging community. I apologize for that and I have already started to correct that as we speak. I have made a commitment to dedicate time everyday to reading and responding to bloggers posts in my community and reaching out to new bloggers as well.

I am looking to build and vastly large network of recovery bloggers and it starts and ends with me. What I put in is what I will get back. What I focus on is what I will get in return. The universe will respond once I start to actively participate in my own success. I am grateful to be able to share my story openly with others through my blog. From Struggle To Strength has brought me tremendous relief and has proven to be a therapeutic and very valuable tool in my recovery process. I would love to continue on this road and grow and I cannot wait to see where it can go from here. Who knows maybe my aspirations will lead to writing a book one day. Hint hint.

I want to thank ALL of my readers. I truly, truly appreciate all the love, support and encouragement you have given me over the last 4 years. You all inspire me to continue to share my story and I can only hope that my story can reach that one person who might be thinking that they cannot do it and then they realize that they can.