Hello and welcome to Thursday! I have to apologize for yesterday, domestic tasks needed to be taken care of and the computer was few and far between. Yet another reason for the pre-writing challenge and having a queue of posts built up.
An update on the challenge: it has been nearly 1 week since the challenge started and so many of the participants are producing fantastic blog posts and ideas. I don’t have any posts written yet but the titles are in my drafts queue and waiting for fabulousness! I have to let life catch up without losing focus and blowing off the challenge with procrastination.
So I am at the point in my blog where I can see many people giving up. The novelty of the blog is gone and the work is really beginning. Posts are still not hard to write, it is harder to get to the writing. I can produce better content but is it fulfilling a need somewhere or just belching out crap from my brain that no one cares about?
I really feel like my posts are better with some facts and research in them. I like to brag some about my blog and how it is doing. Yesterday I did zero promotion on my blog. Zero and my stat press recorded 48 visitors. Today as I write this there have already been 12 visitors. That tells me I have been doing something right. My Alexa rank has gone from 12,850,206 on Feb1 to 1,149,880 today. I am not obsessing with Alexa but many places look at it and it is a good universally compared to ranking. People are looking from all over the world. Alexa lists the UK, Philippines, and Australia on it’s list. That is so freaking cool I can hardly contain myself. I love the internet. With all of this in mind, I really need to keep up with my posts and comments.
I haven’t been reading and commenting as much as I need to to bring more traffic in. Like I said the “work” part of this online journey is really beginning. I have to take a page from my buddy James at the infopreneur, (I talk about him a lot. He is going to get a big head) and get my stuff in a pile. That and write and comment! I am approaching 2000 visitors to my site so I can’t give up now. I am only 1 month away from the magical 3 and not being one of the statistics.
Yesterday was an interesting introspection for me. I was catching up on housework and helping the kids with homework when I realized that all of the organization, prioritization, and time management stuff I have been reading and talking about is barely getting incorporated. I have been doing the stay at home dad thing for quite a while now and I still try to figure out how my Mom always had it together and kept everything clean and running.
I don’t think I am running out of steam on my business, I just need to stoke the fire and get it flowing again! Therefore, I need more caffeine and less excuses.
If you are reading this, you are awesome. Pat yourself on the back and then go enjoy the day.