First a massive welcome to everyone who’s come here after reading my guest posts on Zen Habits and Problogger.
My first 2 guest posts several months ago attracted exactly zero new readers to my site. I blame it on a deadly combination of bad targeting, bad choices and bad luck. Plain<!–more–> naivety and blogging inexperience played a part too. It’s been a steep learning curve.
Happily, my latest 2 guest posts encouraged 1000s of new visitors to come and see what Get In the Hot Spot’s about. Best of all, 100s of them liked what they saw and subscribed.
If you haven’t seen the guest posts yet they may prove useful:
On Zen Habits – Low-Stress Ways To Move House and Declutter Your Life
On Problogger – Getting Over the Blogger’s 6 Month Itch – Please leave a comment for me there.
What’s the deal with Get In the Hot Spot?
I decided to call my blog In the Hot Spot back in 2007. I loved writing but had a fear of being read so started blogging to overcome that fear. I’m serious! It seems nuts now but it took a few years for me to really give fear the finger and write regularly.
There are all kinds of ‘hot spots’, not all of them positive either. Judging by the number of results from Google Alert, ‘hot spot’, is a hot phrase too.
My personal favourites are celebrity hot spots, travel hot spots and piracy hot spots which conjures up all kinds of delightful images. Ahoy there me hearties!
“a lively nightclub or other place of entertainment” or “an area of great activity of a specific type”
My Vision for Get In the Hot Spot
I want this blog to be a lively place where people come to be entertained and get actively engaged in improving their life.
Working out what your dream is and trying to achieve it can be hard, lonely and depressing.
Doing it with a friend is more fun and if you have a dedicated buddy to encourage you then you’ll stand a better chance of succeeding.
I aim to be that buddy. It’s a win win situation too, because by visiting my blog you’re encouraging me to keep following my dream of writing full time.
As the blog grows so the number of co-motivators increases and our community will grow stronger. Can you imagine what the world would be like it everyone was following their dream?
My dream is to make this site a hub for self development, travel, optimism and fun. I write from experience about my ups and downs and share the lessons I’ve learnt, or am starting to learn along the way.
There’s a geographical meaning to ‘hot spot’ too:
“A volcanic area that forms as a tectonic plate moves over a point heated from deep within the Earth’s mantle. The Hawaiian Islands formed as a series of hot spots.
If reading my posts shakes up your life so much the better.
Are You Ready to Shake Up Your Life?
I want this blog to be a place where people come to overcome their fears and put themselves in their own personal hot spot by acknowledging their dreams and working out how to make them come true.
I want Get In the Hot Spot to be a hub for activity to:
- Give you permission to have a dream.
- Help you work out what your dream is.
- Advise you on how to nail your dream life.
- Provide a fun, safe, inspiring place for people with a dream.
If you’re ready to get started and get into your own personal hot spot please subscribe.
Next week I’ll be posting a new article called 10 Ways to Shake Up Your Life to help you get started.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts, adventures and experiences with you and to hearing yours.
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Thank you! I can’t offer you any incentives, free gifts or prize giveaways but I do promise to keep writing quality articles that I hope will inspire, encourage and inform us all on how we can get closer to living our dream life.
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