The Day After
Yesterday, March 26th, was my birthday. Yea for me, I guess, I turned 49. People tell me I look 29. So why do I feel like I'm 99? Simple answer is that I am middle aged, overweight, and lazy. Ya know, like lots of other middle aged, overweight, lazy guys. Don't feel too bad for me though, because that is about to change. Well, at least the overweight and lazy part. Not much I can do about being middle aged.
You see, I have been a member of WA for awhile now. Lot's of lofty thoughts of making a full time job of it. I have all the time in the world, because I have no 9-5 anyway. I have this music site that I like alot. A music site. Like a thousand other music sites. So I take a picture of each and every one of my cd's, put them in categories alphabetically, and make them look all nice and shiney. Many different types of music are represented. I am overwhelmed on what to write about first. So, I think about it, while I watch Fox News on my recliner down in my mancave. I doze off. I eat and repeat. It's called being lazy. And it is getting old. Kyle explained to me that my niche is too broad. Music. There are tons of different kinds of music. Kyle is so right. So, today, the day after my 49th birthday, the overwhelming feelings, and the overall tentativeness stops. I am moving forward.
I think I'll start making a practise of welcoming new members. My ranking was once on the precipice of 200. Then I let it slip to over 1000, which is ok. Except that I was communicating less with the people on WA with the idea of focusing on my website. Well, that worked out just great. Working less on my site then ever, and shutting out the community that is awesome. So, no big huge leaps here, just going to welcome some of the newbies, to let them know that we care about them and want them to succeed. If the rank gets better, that's cool, but really it's about communicating and keeping involved. When the time comes that I feel comfortable enough to help some people, I'll jump on chat to try to give assistance. Most of all, I want to stop thinking and start doing. I could be making money, but the drive just has not been there. Well, the drive will be returning.
Hopefully, this post will help someone out there who is stuck and overwhelmed like I was. Don't give up, don't quit. Keep at it. Success will come with consistency. And remember what Master Yoda says:
"DO. OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY."