Keep Trying, Start Over, or Give Up?
So, I've completely ignored this sight for about 2 months now. I didn't log in, I didn't read blog posts, I didn't create new content or even check on my website. In the meanwhile we celebrated Christmas and then took our family on a 4-week dream vacation.
Now that we're home and things are starting to get back to normal I find myself questioning my decision back in November to pay for a yearly membership. The truth is that I feel quite stuck. My daily responsibilities are leaving me mentally and emotionally drained, I'm no longer excited (and out of ideas for) the niche I chose, and I REALLY struggle to find enough time to do anything productive.
So, here I am, trying to decide how to move forward. Trying to choose the best of three possible options.
I could take a fresh look at my already existing website and keep trying to create more content. I could spend the next several weeks doing keyword research on a subject that I'm sick of hearing about (I could explain more about just why I'm sick of it, but I'll save you the drama), and do my best to write several dozen more brilliant articles in the hopes that it might result in at least a bit of traffic (at this point I have 0 traffic).
PROS: the website is already started, I already have more than a dozen well researched posts written, and I regularly research various topics related to this niche (homeschooling) anyway.
CONS: I'm a homeschool Mama. Homeschooling is my #1 source of stress. Spending all of my work hours researching the same subject may just be fueling my stress levels.
Start Over!I could start a new website altogether. I could choose a new niche, and start studying!
PROS: I could choose a niche that inspires me rather than a niche that stresses me out. I could separate my homeschool Mama stress from my work.
CONS: Starting over is never fun, I'm very unsure which niche I should choose, and I'm not really willing to invest more $$$ into a new website at this point.
I know, never give up, right? With about 9 months left on my annual membership I can't help but feel it would be a waste of valuable resources to give up now, but at the same time I feel like I am squandering precious moments with my children if I keep going.
Life is short, and moments are precious. That is the very reason I got involved with WA in the first place. Our family life has become a hectic rat race, and I wanted to find a way to financially support a more laid back lifestyle.So here I am, too busy to invest in something that has the potential of making our family less busy.
Maybe you've been where I am before. Maybe you have some words of wisdom for me, or maybe you just needed to hear that you're not the only one who's struggling to make this work.
What do you think? Keep Going, Start Over, or Give Up? What should I do?