Getting Sucked into the Notifications

Last Update: April 29, 2014

Oh my goodness, it is so easy to get sucked into reading and responding to all the notifications. So much great information is being shared that it is a real part of the learning process. That being said, however, it's important to know when to pull the plug and get back to work on why I'm here in the first place.

Unfortunately, I can be a real procrastinator. Not a good thing when you're trying to get a business going with lofty goals looming on the horizon. I don't know, maybe I'm ADD when it comes to buckling down to do this work. Or maybe it's fear. Or maybe I'm overwhelmed.

I think I'm going to opt for the fear with a good dose of overwhelm mixed into the pot.

My biggest fear right now is writing the About Page and the Getting Started Page. I want to get it right. No, perfect. I keep telling myself that there is no criteria for perfect, no benchmark by which my articles will be judged. If I write from the heart, I should be okay.

Right?

I have to start someplace and come to the understanding that this, too, is part of the learning process. I bet if I were to ask Carson or Kyle how their first site looked and how long it took them to get the polished look that experience creates, they'd tell me it didn't happen overnight. That it took months, maybe even years.

I've been down this path so many times. Just a few steps left to launch and, boom, I throw my hands up and walk away. Too many excuses as to why something won't work. I used to be so good at solving problems. What happened? When did that skill go dormant?

It's time to take a different path. It's time to go write something. It's time to launch my website. It's time to overcome fear that has no real basis and overwhelm that can be controlled by taking one step at a time.

Fair warning to the wonderful WA community..... I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as I go through this process and I'd like to thank you in advance for your help.

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Joelp Premium
I have the same feelings that you do, however, I can't wait to get a website up and running. I want to write, as you do. I like to write as you do. It just seems like I can't get the the point where I can start. Then my day job can be exhausting. The past few days I have driven 3+ hours each day. That is tiring!
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Kenwhite23 Premium
I get sidetracked all the time! A great thing to do is set goals for the day! That way you know what it is you want too accomplish that day! It will allow you to gauge whether or not you are getting too off track while giving you something to focus on! Just make sure that your goals are reasonable!
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wildcatblue2 Premium
What you have written here could have come from me if I had not been spending all my time on notifications, dohhhh! ;)
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Berny W Premium
Ditto from me. I couldn't have put it better Ginger - let's do it! Re finding Kyle's about me page, I believe you just click on your followers tap on the top right and sort by member rank and click on Kyle's page, I believe that his is about me page.
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mackiejw Premium
Hi Ginger, yours is a syndrome many of us suffered from in the beginning. But it gets better as you go on. Make a schedule for your WA activities. Schedule maybe 30 minutes to take care of the notification, then forget about the e-mails. Don't let your e-mail inbox distract you.
Writing will become easier with practice. Believe me, I have been there and done that.
I wish you all the best and don't be shy to call out for help.
John
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GingerRatsep Premium
Thanks for your great suggestions. I finished writing my "About Me" page and have asked for comments. Getting ready to tackle the "Getting Started" page for my WA site but I'm not exactly sure what I should put there some and searching through questions, videos and blogs. If you have the time, I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks
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mackiejw Premium
Introduce yourself by shortly letting the readers know who and what you are about. Then think about a mission statement for your site's purpose. Like HELPING in finding the right info for your niche related issues.
Try to talk to and for your visitors needs. Not too long, maybe 400 words would be sufficient.
Good example would be Kyle's About page.
John
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GingerRatsep Premium
How do I find Kyle's about page?
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lmtraill Premium
Here you go Ginger - Kyle's about-me page is on page 3 of the Affiliate Bootcamp course.....Leigh http://waystoavoidscamsonline.com/about-me
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GingerRatsep Premium
I mad a few changes to my "About Me" page. http://howtosucceedataffiliatemarketing.com/about-me
Did I accomplish what you suggested? It's 516 words, a bit longer than you suggested.

Also, maybe you can help with this.... I set up a WordPress User ID per one of Kyle's lessons. I log into my site under the new ID and password. According to Kyle's instructions the new User should show up as the author of the article but it still indicates admin. What am I doing wrong.

And.... do I need to put keywords on my "About Me" page?

Thanks
Ginger
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mackiejw Premium
Try Users>Your Name>and check that you filled out the pertinent fields. No keyword in the About page.
About looks good now
Insert your image. In EDIT mode put the cursor to the left of "Hi" and click insert media. Find your pic on the computer and insert. That also puts it in the Media Library in WP (important that all images you will be using are in the library, don't delete any or they will not show on site)
Then you will be done with the about page. Good work.
John
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