Hey Everyone, Joshua Rodriguez here with some good news! If you've been following CNA Finance, you may have noticed that my website died over the last few months. There has been absolutely no activity at all. So, what happened you ask? Well, here is what's been going on over the last 3 months, and what I hope will happen in the next 3!
Where It Began
A few months ago, I woke up and I just couldn't walk. I had excruciating pain in my back and had no idea where it had come from. It was an overnight thing. A scary thing too. I mean...COME ON, I'M ONLY 26! I thought that maybe I had pulled a muscle so, I walked like Huntchback of Notre Dame and went on to work as usual. Only after a few days, the pain hadn't gotten better. No, no, it had intensified! So, off to the doctor I went.
My trips to the chiropractor started as anything else normally would, slow and steady. After a few trips, we came to the conclusion that I had a herniated disc. Where the hell it came from, I still have no idea. It could be from a car accident I had years ago, it could be the many times I've eaten dirt hiking through the woods of Oregon, who knows. All I did know was that it hurt like crazy! I mean, I'm a wimp when it comes to shots, and I remember going in saying "Doc, I need a Lidocaine injection" smiling as the needle went into my back.
A Tough Decision Had To Be Made
Unfortunately, I don't have money falling out of my ears. Not yet anyway! Therefore, blogging isn't my only job. Nope, I work full time as the director of marketing and general manager of a pretty decent local marketing firm. Because I had a full time job, and issues going on with my back, I would need to blatantly disobey doctors' orders to work both a full time job and managing my blogs. Because the job is the bread and butter of my income, that's where I stayed putting my websites behind me for a little while.
But I Stuck Around In One Way
Although I couldn't handle being on the computer enough to manage my blog entirely, I did have a few hours a week to do some posting and review writing over at Modest Money! I also did a few posts here and there for different companies.
As my back slowly healed, a process that is still happening and probably will be for a few more months by the way, I started to see a new business concept arising. After 60 days of almost no extra activity, with the exception of Modest Money posts, and a custom post here and there, I was finally healed enough to start pursuing online ventures again. Only this time, I had a new idea.
My New Business Was Born
Once I was able to start working online again, I had a new vision in mind. I knew I would eventually get back to CNA Finance, but I wanted to get this other thing going too. So what was it? JRod Writes! I saw a need for content at many websites, aside from my own. I also knew that some of the bloggers and sites that needed content were willing to pay for quality posts. Because I do my best to always provide quality, I figured I could get in on this market really quickly!
So, get in I did. I started emailing contacts asking them if they needed content, or knew anyone who did. That yielded my first few clients. Clients that I still hold to this day! The business grew slowly, and continues to do so! For more information on my content writing, click here!
Boy Did I Miss CNA!
Many of my readers are blog owners. As blog owners, you know how important blogs are to their owners. They're kind of like our babies! So, throughout the process of healing, and building a new business, there started to become an emptiness in my heart. I was really starting to miss CNA Finance. So, it was time to come back and pay more attention to you guys over here. So, I'm back for good! I'll be posting at least 1 new post per week, so make sure to come back and join the conversation!