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After careful thought (really it took me 5 min to come up with this), I’ve decided to shift away from the traditional blog posts on my personal blog. What do I mean by traditional?Well, those sanitized, well thought-out, SEO friendly articles. It sure helps your brand to write long-form articles and guides to really help your readers. But the truth is, you can pretty much Google anything these days and find a well written 3,000+ words article that will answer your questions.

After careful thought (really it took me 5 min to come up with this), I’ve decided to shift away from the traditional blog posts on my personal blog. What do I mean by traditional?Well, those sanitized, well thought-out, SEO friendly articles. It sure helps your brand to write long-form articles and guides to really help your readers. But the truth is, you can pretty much Google anything these days and find a well written 3,000+ words article that will answer your questions.

Help can come in other forms.

What’s really lacking from the internet world (& believe me when I say this, I’m a true web-geek) and the entrepreneurial space, is some good old honesty. Plain and simple.

Plain and simple.

Everyone spends so much time documenting the sexiness of being an entrepreneur, especially a young one, the money, the access and all of that. What they fail to relate is the unsexiness of the grit and work that it takes to make it to the other side. Well, I don’t believe I have made it yet, at least not to my standards and what I have in mind. But I sure have shitloads to say and lessons that I’m dying to share.

I originally started this blog as a passion project. Something to help me unwind from my crazy day to day life. My way of finding work-life balance I guess. The problem was, I soon started coming up with a plan to hit those unbelievably high stats: pageviews, conversion, bounce rate, you name it.

I had an editorial calendar set up with carefully thought articles that were SEO friendly and would have probably driven more traffic than these wholehearted raw ones (at least at first).

I had an editorial calendar set up with carefully thought articles that were SEO friendly and would have probably driven more traffic than these wholehearted raw ones (at least at first). But it felt like stressful work on top of my to-do list. So I just thought f*** it.

I’m going to write whatever comes to my mind and I seriously hope that my honest accounts will help someone out there in their life, career or entrepreneurial endeavours.

What was I afraid of?

I worked so hard to build those six-figures businesses (I absolutely hate this sentence) and wanted my personal site to reflect that, by I guess having those usual sanitized, press-friendly articles. I didn’t want to expose myself, especially if a LinkedIn connection happens to stop by my site.

And then I thought, so what?

I have to live by what I preach. If I want to succeed at this, I need to be myself and embrace my individuality. Because when you do, you’re not valuable, you’re irreplaceable. Truly honest bloggers in this space are rare, and I’ve decided to join those ranks. Unlike those Facebook ads promoting success and perfection, what most people in this space fail to say is that everyone starts somewhere and I want you to witness the evolution of this blog, and hope on my entrepreneurial journey.

I’m ok with having two readers at first (my mum and the old good best friend – actually now that I think of it make it five) – Five is better than 0 though. I’ll leave the four original articles as a testament that everyone starts somewhere. I’ll leave it there because I’m shameless. And if you want to be an entrepreneur or succeed at this excruciating game, you’ll have to be too. Also, I’ve had so much worse I’m really not ashamed of those articles…

And if you like what you hear, you can join my  FB group.

It  has seven members at most now but seven is better than nothing,

facebook group for entrepreneurs

And if you check back in a few months, I can guarantee you, it will have 1000+ members. How do I know that?

Because hard work pays off.

What matters is, by joining the Facebook group, you’ll get all your business questions answered (by me and other members) and you‘ll get a lot of free value and support from it.

Until next time,

Chaymae