What Could I Possibly Blog About?, Part 2

Have you figured out what you would be able to blog about that would make you an expert in that field, or niche, as we call it?

If yes, you have the day off, and we can chat tomorrow!

If you are like I was and laugh self-deprecatorily at the thought anyone would consider you an expert, there are a few things I want you to do!

Dig out your resume! Yes, I’m serious and if you don’t have one that has been up-dated in the last 6 months, do that. And do it properly! Pretend you are applying for the dream career that you have always wanted, and list all your jobs, your skills, your talents, your hobbies, everything. If you are whiz at MS Word, write that down. If you have an inherent skill at risk management, put it down. If you are the person your supervisor sends to talk to the new people about dressing for business not the bar, highlight it! If you dream of taking a Lamborghini full tilt around some European racetrack, I want it listed!

Now I want you to send an email – yes, I want all this in writing! – to the two friends that support you through anything, that think you are fabulous and ask them what they think you are good at. Pick two of your favourite family members and do the same thing.

Ok, back to that resume. It was for your dream career, remember? The career you could bounce out of bed every morning at 5 a.m. to prepare for, excited that the new day had finally arrived! Tell me all about that dream career. In writing. Not the two-sentence version, the four-hours-over-a-bottle-of-wine version, with those friends who are going to be just as excited as you are that this has come your way!

Thank you.

When you have collated all this, I want you to read it, reread it, and read it yet again. Your resume. Your friends’ faith. Your family’s confidence. Your dream career.

Does anything in all of this tribute to your skills, abilities, strengths look like something you could/would become an expert in?

Please reread my last sentence. Does anything in all of this tribute to your skills, abilities, strengths look like something you could/would become an expert in?

You don’t have to be an expert right now. You don’t have to have confidence that you could speak at length about the subject. You don’t even need to be able to explain it to anyone right now. You just have to feel a small fire in your belly that tells you you could really get into this, be it a subject, a skill, a talent, whatever.

I have nothing more to say for today. Please spend some time reviewing the documents that you have collected. This probably won’t be a lightning bolt, Aha! moment… it will be a pondering, a wondering, a temptation kind of happening.

I am not finished with you yet, so do these exercises for tonight and I’ll meet you back here tomorrow.

I have something up my sleeve.

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14 Responses to What Could I Possibly Blog About?, Part 2

  • This is a very creative way of finding a niche for blogging. Beginning bloggers-take note! I love how you evoke our curiosity about tomorrow’s post!
    Marty Simons recently posted…How to Be an OvercomerMy Profile

  • This is an awesome idea. I could use this for future goals: write out my resume at a later date to coincide with my goals. Wow, I’m really excited about this idea, and I’ll be creating one very soon. πŸ™‚
    Keri Kight recently posted…5 Ways to Start Your Day RightMy Profile

    • Keri! what a delight you are! How could any blogger not love someone who gets excited by their post! Drop by any time!!

  • Great post. The “writing it out exercise” can be applied to anything you want to create or manifest in your life. Love it!

  • This is great and fun way to do it πŸ™‚
    Thanks !
    Emi recently posted…Discipline!My Profile

  • Hi Agnes
    Loved reading this, it put a different perspective on what we do. I am sure we would be surprised by all the skills we have.
    Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait for your post tomorrow
    Kerris recently posted…Goal Setting – The First StepsMy Profile

  • Thanks for sharing this Agnes. And what if you know what you want to do and are in the process of getting there? Maybe tomorrow’s post will shed some light on this? πŸ™‚
    Gertraud Walters recently posted…Bestest Beth HMy Profile

  • Love it! What an excellent way to rediscover hidden talents. Life moves on at such a fast pace, it is very easy to forget what you have achieved in the past. I know that if I sat down to write this list, there would also be so many things that I have learnt recently since starting my online business. I have to keep reminding myself I am no longer a newbie as I know so much about being online that I didn’t even just a few short months ago and that I am way ahead of many people even with so much mre still to learn! Caan’t wait for tomorrows “Agnes Insight”!
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  • Good stuff! Intrigued to read tomorrow’s post now πŸ™‚
    Dawn recently posted…Chasing followers: The pursuit of numbers on the web.My Profile

  • As someone who has been contemplating getting her resume out and dusting it off from 16 years without an update lol, this sounds like a great way to start to do that.

    I particularly love the sharing of your dreams w close friends and asking those who know you best what they see as your talents and skills.

    Very workable and useful steps you supplied here and I look forward to the next step.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Evey
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  • Definitely an interesting way of thinking about things, will ponder
    this one, actually might get down and do it πŸ™‚
    Rachel Hall recently posted…How To Start Making Videos For Your BusinessMy Profile

  • Great post Agnes! Everyone has expertise in some area. When your audience views you as credible they not only see you as an expert in your niche, they also trust your advice. In order to gain credibility it is important to demonstrate your knowledge and capability.
    Rachel Lavern recently posted…Create an Memorable Brand IdentityMy Profile

  • Wow! Great ideas. So often we sell ourselves short believing we have nothing of value to offer. Thanks for providing a way for someone to uncover their gift.
    Sharron recently posted…Celebrating YouMy Profile

  • Hi Agnes,
    These steps would be sure to isolate what your passion is, and allow you to explore it.
    Fortunately for me, I did not have to go through these steps. I inherently knew what my niche is.
    I was always running around telling people what they should not eat. What is good and what is bad for your health.
    Much success to you.
    Princess Shimari recently posted…WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD …….THE GOOD STUFF (PEAS AND BEANS)My Profile

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