This is a question I have actually been asking myself. And I am the first to admit that I have been away from my blog for a while.
So what had I stop blogging? Why did I go months without speaking to you?
To be honest, my focus was needed elsewhere. For the last 18 months…
18 Months Ago…
It still amazes me to say that… 18 months ago… because if feels like what I have been doing started many years ago.
Back in May of 2014, I did something pretty radical. I retired from my role as a Sous Chef at Walt Disney World. After 12 years of serving thousands of people and working with hundreds of culinarians. I knew that I was no longer suited to be a Chef.
How did I know? When I walked into the office one afternoon and made the statement.
“Can you guys believe that Zig Ziglar passed away today?”
and the response was, “Who?”
At that moment I knew I would be putting in my letter of resignation. Being in the kitchen no longer fit into my dreams.
And in my first year of entrepreneurship, it looked something like this… Read more here.
But it was 18 months ago that things got really interesting.
It was then, that I began my role as the community manager for Elite Marketing Pro. A coaching and mentorship company for those in the direct sales and network marketing space that want to learn how to build their business using the internet.
My role as the community manager was just that, learning about this elite community of entrepreneurs and what they needed to achieve success in their business.
My focus was helping and empowering them on how to use this incredible system to build their business.
I spent hundreds of days, and thousands of hours in the discovery of what works and doesn’t work in building a business online.
Now, I actually have a road map of what success looks like for business owners. I know what works, what doesn’t work, and that there are no shortcuts to learning.
Having worked with six and seven figure income earners… when they come into the world of online marketing, they begin at the same spot a new person does. There are truly no shortcuts in learning the world of online marketing.
And now 18 months later I am the Director of Client Experience for Elite Marketing Pro. I mentor and train all levels of entrepreneurship, and I get people into action to produce results that change their business.
Which leads me too…
How To Re-Engage Your Blog Audience
There are just a few simple tips you need to know about re-engaging your blog audience.
- Tell the truth on why you have been away. We all have life happen and sharing that creates relatability. No one is perfect
- Recommit to your blog audience. They have missed you and want to know what’s next? Should they even stick around?
- Let them know of other ways to stay connected with you. Social Media. Email. Videos.
So let’s start with us… let me begin my re-engagement with you.
As I shared above, I have been away because my focus has been on building Elite Marketing Pro. With the help of an incredible team of brilliant marketers, we are building one of the most sought after training and mentorship systems in the world.
My focus has been on taking care of thousands of entrepreneurs and I can only wear so many hats at the same time.
When I was talking to my friend Kate McShea we talked about life focus. Meaning that there are four areas in your life that need attention at anyone given time.
Anytime you focus on one of these, you may not be able to fully focus on any of the others. If you want your business to grow, your focus will be on business and you may have to sacrifice for a while, family, health, and friends. There is always a trade-off.
It’s not good or bad, it just is.
Re-engage Blog Audience #2
So what am I committed to?
Realistically, I am still building and growing the Elite Marketing Pro company. I am taking on a team that is supporting and training the next generation of entrepreneurs and I take that role very seriously.
And, I have missed chatting with you and sharing what works and doesn’t work. I have learned a lot over the last few years and I think you would gain a lot if I shared my knowledge with you.
So my commitment to you is to share what I have learned and be a guide for you in the world of Pinterest Marketing.
You heard it hear first… I am launching my Pinning Ingredients course and teaching entrepreneur’s how to use this platform to get both qualified leads and higher sales.
At the minimum, you can expect to get at least one blog post a week from me. And if I have more to say… then extra blog posts it is. (Actually feels good to make this commitment back to you.)
That is a simple way to re-engage with you.
Where can we connect?
Re-engage blog audience step 3.
Where else can you connect with me to find out what I am up to? Great question and I thank you for asking.
- My newsletter to get all my emails on training and special updates. Click Here
- Pinterest is another great way to connect with me. Click Here
- Facebook is always interesting… come see what I am up to over there. Click Here
- And of course, if you purchase a course or training from me, you get invited to my private mastermind groups.
I hope you got value from today’s post.
It’s a little about what I have been up to and some solid tips for how to being sharing your blog again with your audience. There is really no right or wrong way to get re-started. It’s just a matter of re-engaging.
If you got value from today’s post, comment below. Would love to hear from you. Or even just say hi!
Looking forward to our next chat…
Yours in Gratitude,
Chef Katrina van Oudheusden
Committed to Helping Entrepreneurs Find Success
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