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Old 08-02-2012
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I agree, ShadowCat! I can't seem to think of topics that already haven't been done to death. I used to have a personal one a couple of years ago, but life kind of took over. That was pretty easy to keep up. One for my business seems so much harder!
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Lack of time; and

Very little content is original anymore - most of it has already been covered.

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I do agree that there's nothing new under the sun however, our job as VAs is to bring our voice to the blog content.

PCs are going to look at how we look at tasks and projects, and if we provide as much up-to-date material, we'll stand out.

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Hi JoCarole,

Thank you for your response.

I find your answer very interesting because your blog won't be about your business...is this so? Would you consider your impending new blog to be a personal blog, then?

I look forward to your upcoming blog. Sounds like you have great things in store...video and WP classes!

Janine
Hi Janine, sorry for the delay in answering but i just saw this today.

You're right, it won't be anything to do with business. Yes, it will definitely be a personal blog. I have been wanting to start one for a long time. I already have the domain. In addition to the primary content it will also include activities/happenings in Toms River. Anything to do in this town. In the winter, as you know, there still is a lot going on. The Halloween Parade brings in around 10,000 people alone.

It will go on my word press blog and I will add some video to it as I plan to cover some local events here in town. Hometown flavor is what I am looking for. A Go To website for Toms River. I can't wait to started.
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What stops me from blogging is not knowing what to write about. I am an introvert and don't share a lot of stuff personally that easily and at some point I think personal stuff would have to be revealed at least to some extent. But mainly I don't know what to write about.
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Like social media, blogging seems to be the thing that is very important for business today (and apparently Google really likes it).

The trouble I see for myself is that I would run out of topics to cover - of course I would do my research first, but like most of you have already said - all the topics have been done and overdone.
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Stephanie, I am the same way.
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I am an introvert and don't share a lot of stuff personally that easily and at some point I think personal stuff would have to be revealed at least to some extent. But mainly I don't know what to write about.
I find it so hard to try and figure out what to write about. I have been searching blogs and I just can not connect to any ideas.
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Hi Janine,

Funny you should ask...LOL...I joined the Blog Group here the other day, but I can't find the subject that we are to write on right now (if that is the correct way to do it - not 100% sure). Can you point me in the right direction?

Other than that the only 'thing' that's stopping me from starting a blog is the fact that I just have not finished my website yet
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Lack of time; and

Very little content is original anymore - most of it has already been covered.

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Hi Everyone!

Thank you for posting your responses to my question.

As the social media contributor on a blog, Business Darlings, I thought I might address this question and answer your responses in the form of a blog post.

Here's the post and you can read more at the link.

I'd love your comments...

Janine

What's Stopping You From Starting a Blog?

I posted a question on Virtual Assistant Forums asking, “What’s Stopping You From Starting a Blog?” . Some responses were expected and one was rather interesting.

In summary, the obstacles for starting a blog were:

1) Not enough time
2) Not sure what the blog topics should be about
3) Not sure what the blog itself should be about
4) Topics are overdone – not much more can be said

I will answer all of these concerns, however, it is the 4th obstacle addressed that actually was cause for pause. It surprised me was that some VAs felt that blog topics had been covered over and over and that little more could be written.

As a blogger myself, I do get what the VAs are saying! The respondents felt that there are so many VA blogs out there covering every conceivable topic that they did not see how their blog posts on said topics would matter. It’s a concern I had not thought about but ventured to explore and explain. Read more.
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