On the last week of November, I decided to take my One Little Word (Brave) a bit further and attended a workshop called “Courageous Content“.
I’ve been thinking about bravery a lot lately – what it means and how I can truly be brave. The word spoke to me at the beginning of the year, a reminder of what a very special person told me to be, once we learned my Dad was dying. “Be brave, Aggie.”
Does bravery mean being fearless? Because I feared what life would be without my Dad.
Does bravery mean being strong? Because I was tired of “looking strong” but feeling I had no control over everything.
The original definition of courage was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.
WOW. When I watched Brene’s TED talk video, I knew what being brave was about. It’s opening up your true self, knowing the risk of being hurt, but doing it anyway.
The workshop reinforced what I have been learning about bravery over the past months and more importantly, just gave me a fuel of courage to plow through what I’ve been dilly-dallying about for a while when it comes to blogging again – and that’s to be open (embrace the risk being vulnerable) and share myself again.
Goals are what fuel your courage to create great content.
KNOW YOUR WHY.
Be courageous because you have a unique story that only you can tell; a special gift that only you can give.#courageouscontent
Courageous content creators are story tellers.
Courageous content aims to reach people’s hearts, not just reaching a thousand page views.
She talked more about what really is courageous content creating – it’s really, at the heart of everything, about YOU (your beliefs, your WHY, your goal, your mission). It’s not blogging to gain page views or SEO or even page rank (though it comes AFTER writing for YOUR BELIEF), it’s really about telling your story.
WOW. Can I just say how very tailor-fit the workshop was for me? It was like having a hammer go through my head everytime I hear about courage and story and tell your story and bravery and courage and….you get my point 🙂
So what for me is courageous content?
..it’s about telling your story without fear.
If you are a blogger who wants to gain a boost of courage to pursue what you want to achieve or someone who wants clarity on the direction they want to take (we had a few non-bloggers in the workshop, they just wanted to see how to make blogging work for them – what brave women!) I highly recommend this workshop. I know they are going for a rerun of this next year so make sure to follow Make It Blissful’s Facebook page so you can be updated on the workshops they roll out (I think I’m a workshop addict – I love attending!)
Thank you Martine and Rhiza for encouraging me to chase my dreams and follow my bliss.
**Featured Image from Chasing Dreams Facebook Page.
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