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Balancing Family, Life, and Two           Careers:   Getting the Most Out of Part-Time Blogging                     Travis...
Introduction     Who am I?              Husband, dad, family man              Full-Time Software Engineer              ...
My Progression as a Blogger.....    MAR 2010 :     Customer Blogger For CareOne Debt                   Relief Services  ...
What Happened?    Blogging became all consuming            Quality of posts suffered            Family time suffered   ...
Defining Success    Money            $500 - $800 per month    Being Inspired By Others            @blondeonabudget (Ca...
Defining Success    Helping and Inspiring Others in Debt            “Your article relating the marathon to getting out o...
UnforeseenInspiration
Defining Myself    Re-discovered the joy of being an engineer    Realized that I simply want to be a writer            ...
How Will I Achieve My Goals?    Stop activities that do not align with goals    Provide the absolute best content I can...
How I Write    Time budgeting            One hour per day writing            Dedicated, quiet place    Methodology    ...
Closing Thought
Thank You!
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Balancing Family, Life, and Two Careers: Getting The most Out of Being a Part-Time Blogger - Travis Pizel

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Balancing Family, Life, and Two Careers: Getting The most Out of Being a Part-Time Blogger - Travis Pizel

  1. 1. Balancing Family, Life, and Two Careers: Getting the Most Out of Part-Time Blogging Travis Pizel #Fincon12 September 7th, 2012
  2. 2. Introduction Who am I?  Husband, dad, family man  Full-Time Software Engineer  Part-Time Blogger  CareOne Debt Relief Services  Enemy of Debt Goals  Share journey to find my blogging identity  Make you reflect on your own
  3. 3. My Progression as a Blogger..... MAR 2010 : Customer Blogger For CareOne Debt Relief Services NOV 2010 : @DebtChronicles Was Born JUN 2011 : Our Journey To Zero JUN 2011 : Joined #Yakezie Challenge JUL 2011 : Joined TeamEOD SEP 2011 : The Great Maryland Adventure OCT 2011 : #FINCON11 NOV 2011 : BURNED OUT
  4. 4. What Happened? Blogging became all consuming  Quality of posts suffered  Family time suffered  No time for any other interests  Stressed Believed there was a single definition for success as a blogger Wanted to do it all, whether I enjoyed it or not
  5. 5. Defining Success Money  $500 - $800 per month Being Inspired By Others  @blondeonabudget (Cait Flanders)  @affordanything (Paula Pant)  @Jen_Fowler (Jen Fowler)  @suzannecramer1 (Suzanne Cramer)  @brad_chaffee (Brad Chaffee)
  6. 6. Defining Success Helping and Inspiring Others in Debt  “Your article relating the marathon to getting out of debt was rather inspiring at a time when I was becoming frustrated.”  “Ill be reading for the great ideas and reassurance as we all continue our paths to financial freedom.”  “Ive really enjoyed reading your posts and I keep learning things every day.”  “You truly are helping many of us in the community. You are a true inspiration and have helped me through your words.”  “t-pizel you are my hero :-).”  “Oh and thanks to @DebtChronicles for being a small lifeline when I first confronted filing for bankruptcy. You didnt know but you helped.”
  7. 7. UnforeseenInspiration
  8. 8. Defining Myself Re-discovered the joy of being an engineer Realized that I simply want to be a writer  Not interested in being a blog owner Re-prioritized the important things  Family  Full-time Software Engineer  Part-time Writer
  9. 9. How Will I Achieve My Goals? Stop activities that do not align with goals Provide the absolute best content I can Look for ONE guest post per month Only accept writing jobs that fit all parties involved Implement a structured and efficient method of writing Continue writing with Tori
  10. 10. How I Write Time budgeting  One hour per day writing  Dedicated, quiet place Methodology  Story boarding  Rough Draft  First Edit  Final Edit Miscellaneous Tips  Ideas File  If a post doesnt turn out, keep it – it will eventually
  11. 11. Closing Thought
  12. 12. Thank You!

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