I Don’t Want to Coach, I Just Want to Write
I’m not anti-coaching, but I know that’s not for me.
Yesterday I compiled a list of bloggers, networks, and websites and I am blown away. Everybody has services and products they are offering and as I read all I say to myself is, I want to write.
Literature is my thing. Books, words, life, and processing all of the above. I think about my journey and my writing as a way to provide insight about my career field (teaching), and my personal struggles (life). I by not means am trying to coach anyone through their profession or life decisions. So why does everyone want to be a coach?
I must reference StephRoyalty because there are just some things you should not be paying someone for. I think experience is the best teacher, because if you never make mistakes, you will never learn. I can honestly say that I write down many thoughts, and blog ideas, revisit those ideas, then write. But today’s blog came on a whim!
This morning when I prepared myself to visit and register with blogging networks, I hit up twitter and was immediately shocked, maybe not shocked, but just over the coaching aspect of blogging. I admit, I just don’t get it! You either want to write or you don’t!
I do feel however that once people gravitate to your work, you find ways to keep them engaged, but how is coaching someone through creativity the way? You need coaches for competition! Is there a blogger olympics that everyone is being coached for that I don’t know anything about? Who’s coaching the coaches in this industry?
Now don’t get it twisted, a workshop on monetization is a necessity. A webinar on strategies and networking will give you key ideas and points to ponder. We all want to make money, but what happens to the creative writers that blog because they have a constant stream of thought? What becomes of the writer’s that publish books and write just to relieve tension? What about the people like me that really don’t offer services and just want to WRITE?
I’m not knocking anyone’s hustle because we all want to get “PUT ON”. But if everybody is offering coaching services at competitive prices, are we “one upping” the competition? There are some really amazing bloggers, writers, and entrepreneurs out here and I’m losing track.
I can’t focus on my brand long enough to see if I actually have one, because everybody trying to assist in branding! Now does that make sense? It does and then at the same time it doesn’t. My message is so simple…
Discipline…I am focused enough to make this writing career happen. Authenticity…I am staying true to myself in the midst of this blogger world pandemonium. Perseverance…I am willing to stay the course as long as possible, to see my words come to fruition.
Let me reiterate! I don’t want to coach, I just want to write. If I happen upon an audience that likes my honesty and transparency, then good for me. Now let me get back to my compiled list, and let you get back to your regularly scheduled program. Tootle Loo!