Even though I never enjoyed writing, I started this yoga blog as a fun way to communicate with my students. Of course I wondered, would people read it? What would I write on a regular basis?
Shockingly, a lot of people actually like what I write. Who knew my yoga off the mat would be interesting or even the least bit inspirational. Who knew so many people, including my grandparents (Grandmom and Pop-Pop) and yogis from around the world, would be avid readers and comment on things I write. Lastly, who knew I would be asked to review yoga products and promote them on my little yoga blog. In fact, I’ve even been offered money to do so multiple times.
I have kept it my policy not to advertise on my blog. I’ve turned down a few paid offers to post/promote other companies/websites, as I believe it would change the dynamic of this blog. I like being “homegrown”, small and personal. Frankly, this is probably a result of working too long in corporate America and being rubbed the wrong way. Not everything in life is about money.
With that said, two small companies have recently caught my attention. How? One was the personal approach taken, and two; I like what they’re offering and the stories behind them. Lastly, I find them both very creative. See for yourself. Visit Tickle My Chi and YogaMatic.
This blog is about whatever comes to mind and speaks to my heart. I will continue to write from my heart and not get sidetracked or bribed to do something other than what speaks to me. If you have started a yoga related business –yoga clothes, mats, jewelry, events – or opened a yoga studio, I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve written a yoga book or yoga blog from your heart, I want to hear from you. Let me know what inspired you. Entrepreneurs all have a story. I’d love to hear your story!