Mattie Made Me Do It // Consistency Challenge

consistency challenge

This isn't the first challenge of Mattie's I've taken. I took her May consistency challenge of posting once a day to Instagram for the month of May. And while I didn't win, I was so proud of myself for showing up every single day on Instagram. I proved to myself that I could do it. I was even proud of the results as well- my engagement sky rocketed that month and I gained about 800 new followers in just a month!

This time around, Mattie's consistency challenge is specifically geared towards helping us get consistent with the content we actually own: our blogs! Monday through Friday this entire month, I will be posting on the blog! That's right- 20 blog posts for the entire month!

After so much back and forth and talking myself out of it, convincing myself it was too hard, even up until this very moment where I'm about to hit publish, I finally built up the courage and told myself I was doing this challenge so I can get consistent with one of the things I've been inconsistent on the most. No more telling myself I don't have time to blog. I'm just gonna do it!

In going through the battle in my mind on whether or not I wanted to do this challenge, I had to reflect on what was truly holding me back. Why was I so quick to back down initially? Four things:

  1. Imposter's Syndrome
  2. Procrastination
  3. Perfection
  4. Fear

These four things have held me back for way too long, and it's honestly a terrible cycle to keep going through. Feelings of inadequacy which lead to putting things off has been a major hinderance for me.  Then once the things are actually done, I never put it out either because I'm fearful of how it will be received, or because it doesn't meet my standard of "perfect." Done is better than perfect.

I really want to begin focusing on other areas of my brand, and my blog is the only piece I actually own. This consistency challenge couldn't have come at a better time. Instagram can go down tomorrow forever, and I'd no longer have access to any of the content on there or my audience. I want to be able to reach my audience in more ways than one and still discuss some of my favorite topics.

While I may not always show up perfect, the goals is to just show up period. All month long, the blog will be jam packed with all the things I love from motherhood to beauty, to self care. Expect to see a little bit of everything sprinkled throughout the blog this month.

Here's to showing up scared. Cheers to consistency.

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