What's The Use
What's the Use?
After recently having a stranger contact me out of the blue to request that we "share audiences", I posted a blog about it. I must admit, it made me feel pretty good after about a year and a half of building my website, writing original content and curating articles, someone thought enough about my site to want to contribute to it.
So I posted here at WA a and I got a lot of nice comments and words of encouragement, letting me know that it helped to encourage them, too.
One member wrote, "This is great. I have lost my way over the last couple of months, this has inspired me to get going again..."
How many of us can relate to that sentiment? I know I surely can. I've felt lost and defeated many times. Fortunately, there comes a time when something occurs to inspire us enough to get us back on track.
It's not uncommon to throw up your arms after a period of seeming lack of interest by the rest of the world and think, "What's the use?!" Those of us who work alone in our home office, kitchen, dining room, or local cyber cafe, seldom get any input from outside our little circle of light that the overhead lamp affords us.
So, it's easy to forget we aren't in a vacuum or some void floating in cyberspace inconspicuously to the outside world. Our only true measure of success remains to be those little victories - like an unsolicited comment out of the blue from a complete stranger offering a nice compliment to our article, or an email from one of our affiliates, announcing that we've just made a sale.
And I'm here to tell you that if you stick it out, and you constantly work through those times when you "just don't feel like it" or find yourself with your head in your hands, asking "what's it all for?" or. what's the use?" If you do it anyway, - it WILL pay off.
I'm just coming out of a slump myself, and my last slump was a doozy. Didn't post anything here at WA for a spell, and I left my websites unattended, too. It's not for lack of content. I can always find something to write about.
However, I don't always share much during my down times while I'm going through it, because that just doesn't seem very productive. And besides, I never ever doubt for a moment that something very good is about to happen at which point, then, I have something good to share with all of you.
And hopefully, it's something you can use.