Blogging 101 – Let’s try this again – hiccups and all.

The business is moving forward – Cap Web Solutions does exist. I am starting to talk to more and more people about it everyday. I hit a little hiccup last week.  My wife’s company informed her that they were doing away with the team she’s been a part of for more than 10 years and that the remaining three people working on that team would be let go at the end of the month. Ugh! She is getting a severance package that will hold us over for a little bit, but now the big question facing us is, do we continue down this path of me  starting a new business, or is this a signal to hang a “u”-y and go back to the corporate world?

Time to re-group. What am I doing? Why am I doing it?

Writing here occasionally has become a bit of a stress release, a way to get my thoughts together. Something about seeing them written out on a page in front of me makes it all more real. Since talking about the concerns has never been a strong point of mine, maybe writing will help me reach out and interact with others.  I have been reading a great deal over the past few months, more than I have in quite some time. Reading about starting a business, about social media marketing, about blogging, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook followers, and how to engage them as a business. I have been reading through more technical books and blogs than I can count. My programming skills are improving – it is somewhat like riding a bike – I never did really forget how to do it. Just need to blow of the dust.

I want to write about it, but not quite sure where to go with it. I’m also considering blogging as a substantial part of the service I offer as Cap Web Solutions. Blogging as a mechanism to share knowledge, provide resources to others and create a curated space for targeted information. Not quite sure I’ll be able to maintain both of these writing outlets, along with the delivery of the WordPress service and development that will be my primary focus.

I think that this blog will be more about the journey through the start-up maze, with the goal of engaging with others who may be on the same type of journey, or who may be thinking about going on it. Not so much a how-to but more of a “let’s walk together” and see where it goes. I certainly can’t consider myself experienced in this, so a how-to is really off the table, but an ongoing commentary of my way-points, now that may work.

Doing this publicly will make me more accountable. I think? Knowing that I made a commitment to do something on a regular basis (weekly? bi-weekly?) should help me focus and make time for it.

I did start a new habit last week that is continuing. I have been meditating and praying each morning. It’s been 8 days now and I’ve been consistent. I’ve heard that it takes 30 days to change or create a habit. We’ll see how it goes.

Today I’m starting a 30 day blogging course to help me get this habit flowing. I’m looking forward to the challenge and the progress. I think that these two new habits I’m trying to create in myself will help me process the issues that my wife and I will face in the coming months as she travels the unemployment jungle, as I have for the better part of the last two years.

If I can still be here in a year, writing regularly, engaging with others, I will consider it a success. A success, because if I am still here, on this journey, I am still on a path to live my dream of supporting myself and my family as an entrepreneur.

Let’s roll.

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