The reality of being picked a top sex blogger is finally setting in. My first thought was "holy crap, I'm #6, and I didn't even know about these awards a year ago!" and my next thought was "holy crap, does this mean that I have peaked?"
What I'm trying to do is silence those negative and self defeating thoughts the best I can. I'm trying to subscribe to the thought that my best is yet to come. I have big goals, my lovelies. I want an empire. A sex positive empire that will help normalize the taboo topics of sex and sexuality. It's a huge goal, but I know I am someone who usually gets what I want.
Getting into the sexuality field can be a bit tricky to navigate, but it is totally worth the effort. Because of the personal struggles I had when I got started in the business, I have really tried to be available and accessible to others looking to get into the field.
However, there is some really great news! Social media has leveled the playing field when it comes to business. Here's some perspective--3 years ago Catherine Coaches, and this blog didn't even exist. In fact, 3 years ago I was getting a little antsy because I left the agency I had worked at for several years and was feeling a bit lost and clueless. I was very much aware that I would never be able to find a supervisor that was as amazing as the one I had just worked for. Remember that my old supervisor is my BFF. Besides being my BFF, he was also my "work husband", and I couldn't fathom having that type of work relationship with someone else. The thought of working for someone else in the non profit world was hugely unappealing to me. And let's face facts, my personality isn't exactly well suited for corporate culture.
It was in April of 2009 that I began working on the concept for Catherine Coaches, and my business officially launched in July 2009. It started with my website, and I had to be talked into starting a blog. I had no idea my blog would be what it is today, and I'm super grateful for having a loyal readership.
If you are on the fence about starting a sexuality blog, my advice is to do it! One of the best things about having a sex blog is that you are almost guaranteed to find an audience. Yes, there are thousands of sex bloggers out there, but they are not you! If you are studying or have an interest in human sexuality then you probably have a passion for a certain topic. Focus on what you are passionate about and bring your fabulousness to the blogging world.
Also, if you are not currently employed in the field of sexuality but want to be, having a blog can help establish yourself in the community. You can build credibility by commenting on popular and well known bloggers as well as trying to connect with them on facebook and twitter.
Blogging is one of the weirdest things in the world to me. The concept blows my mind. However, people do love them! If you want to be a successful blogger then surrender to the fact that not all of your posts are going to be winners. In fact, it is quite probable that some of your most favorite blog posts will never get commented on. Blogging with consistency, regardless of reader comments, is the name of the game. The more you are out there the more people feel connected to you.
So what are you waiting for? Start blogging!