I don’t know which direction I am going to steer this blog. I have this series in here, and some other posts, but the actual blog site has me confused. Do I post something everyday? Should I show other aspects of my life? Are people really interested in what I am saying? All these questions bother me when I get up and start to write. Than it dawns on me, I don’t care, I am writing.
If I don’t feel like posting, I won’t. When I’m on other social sites, I usually only post once a day. I will like a post or leave a comment, but not too often. Most of my time spent online is doing research. This unfortunately is not helping to build my audience base. Like I said in the first post, marketing is the hardest part in this job. I have read so many conflicting articles about how we should use social media to help build it, I’m usually scratching my head. It is by far the most infuriating aspect of this job. Don’t do this, Don’t do that. Do this, do that. Did I say infuriating?
The only thing I can honestly tell you to do is research. Read, take notes, ask mentors and peers questions, just do your research first. I’ve read so many articles, books, and newsletters about how I should be marketing myself, and the one thing I have found is you have to go about doing it your own way. Don’t turn the advise from others away, just don’t go in doing it the exact same way as someone else. No two people can walk the exact same path and get the same results. Each will take something different out of it.
I’m on marketing today, because I will reiterate, it is the most infuriating part of this job, and the one I struggle with most. I’ve read, that everyone has something different to bring to the table, but when I read these articles, they all saying the same thing. This doesn’t sound different, it sounds like the same thing regurgitated. Follow 3 Simple Steps… Avoid Making these 4 Mistakes… Increase your Online Popularity….
Here’s what I’ve learned. Put yourself out there.
It doesn’t matter what you do, like writing, you just have to do it. You will make mistakes, but you will learn. The really mistake is to give up. You just alter your approach and knowledge for the next time.
Like I stated early, I am not sure where I want this blog to head, but I guarantee you, I will make many mistakes down the road. The only way to know if they are good or bad is to do them. To write or not to write?, maybe I’ll change that to; to do or not to do?
Happy writing everyone.