Why is that when things are so hectically busy I long for a quiet time to start that new project or idea and then end up starting it anyway because I can’t wait? It often means I’m on my computer till midnight to get it up and running, and then not being able to switch off my mind when I finally go to bed. And then when the quiet time does come (usually between Christmas and New Year, or just before the end of the financial year when people don’t want to spend any more money) the ‘new project’ (like revamping my website) is already done and I scratch to find other things to do. If you’re like me, I bore very easily, and I like to keep busy, busy, busy.
So, where is everyone? All having their break away from work and I’m the mad one still at my computer every single day.
Reality is I’m addicted to the thing, and the web, of course. So it is a good time for exploring, reading, experimenting – things I don’t get to do when I am really busy. And another reality is that everything I learn I end up using for clients anyway, so it is not time wasted. It is just not income-producing time 🙁 – although the end result usually ends up converting into a new income-producing service ;-)).
It was one of my clients really that got me on to blogging. They wanted me to explore the option for them after reading a newsletter from a well known Aussie speaker/internet guru. That was several months ago and the one thing that has become clear to me is that ownership of the blog is really important. That is, the owner is the one that should really be doing the posting – although I can happily set up the directory listings, the blog pings, accounts, subscription lists, and all the rest of it (I’ve been learning heaps!!!). But it’s the actual posting that should be done by the owner. The article at SmartBiz certainly makes that clear with well-known names such as Suzanne Falter-Barnes and Denise Wakeman (they’re well-known if you’ve been spending a fair bit of time on the web reading about Blogs and also self-promotion, that is) being quoted in the article.
So, I must say, I think this is time that’s been well-spent and hopefully, very soon, the stats for visitors to this blog will reflect that. If you haven’t noticed (yet), I have a survey to the right of the page now, and a subscription list if you want to be kept informed of updates and new posts.
Oh, and by the way, if I don’t post again in the next day or two, Happy New Year! KMT.