My Conclusions After a Long Vacation

Last Update: September 03, 2019

Hello guys!

Long-time was not writing. Some things happened to me at this time.

Firstly, I have a great summer. I have been 12 days in beautiful Greece, visited a couple of places and beautiful beaches, and then I spend about ten days fishing on the Danube at Serbian- Romanian border.

In both places I have horrible internet, so luckily for me, I have full rest.

I read two books - one was about women that cycled the world.
So, after I come home, I bought a bicycle :)

Ok, what about my online business?

I wish I am litllemama or JerryHuang, but I'm not. I'm much slower. I'm still writing on my native language and then translate posts to English.

In average, I'm writing four posts a week, and Google yet doesn't like me too much.
So, I'm boosting my social media accounts, and most of my website visitors are still from it
( I have around 37K followers on my four social accounts: Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).

But I'm satisfied. I know this is not the race. Its marathon and I will come to the Finish line if I have enough strength.

This is the point when my bicycle comes to the scene.

This summer, I found out that I need more air and more space and more freedom.
Actually, I need more balance in my life.

Last 2 and a half year, I was spending most of my time on the computer. Sometimes 12 or more hours per day. And I feel overwhelmed.

So, my goal for the next four-month is to balance my life. I will still be writing 4 posts a week, but I will try to rest of the time spent outside and enjoy. Instead of stressing so much because of the slow traffic growth, I will wait for it. It must come if I did anything correctly.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not leaving. I plan to be more productive in the time I spend on the internet and have more free time to spend in nature, with my family and to see places.

What do you think? What are your plans for the rest of the year?

Love, jelena

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VennieW11 Premium
Jelena I love your post!! Yes it is true that we must separate time for the rest and relax. Then come new ideas and often we are more efficient. Have a good year and much succes! Vesna
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JelenaBB Premium
Thank you so much, Vesna!
I will try it, and I will write a new post with my experience.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Jelena, sounds like you have had an excellent summer.

The realy strange thing is that a lot of time on the screen doesn't necessarily translate into more outcomes.

From experience time spent on creating that balance can be the thing that makes all the difference.

Balancing energy expenditure is worth the effort.

Best wishes Jelena.
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JelenaBB Premium
Thank you, Alex.
Your words give me more confidants to go to that direction.
I hope that balance is the spice I need :)
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Anthonyhu Premium
Nice to see that you are relaxed, which is important and part of your business. Now you are recharged and time to roar!
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danijel95 Premium
I completely agree with you Jelena. Finding that balance is very important if we want to succeed. Sitting in front of the computer and waiting for the traffic to grow is useless, we need to forget about analytics, just write and relax.

I paid for a gym last week and I can't describe how more productive I am when it comes to online business. There is no stress, I can write even 3 articles per day.

Also, focus on Bing and social media when it comes to traffic, Google is getting pretty hard lately with its updates...

Cheers,
Danijel
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JelenaBB Premium
Oh, Danijel, you are right about Google. It is going harder and harder.

I`m glad that you start going to the gym. I will ride a bike till weather allows me, then I`m planning to start with a gym (until spring).

A lot of people told me the same - that they are more productive when after some physical activity. I am hoping I will stick to my new plan. :)
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Cav1966 Premium
We all need that balance...for me i try to be outside at least once a day just enjoying the air and nature...it refreshs the soul and i tend to be more productive when i get back to the computer.
Biking is great exercise good for you
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JelenaBB Premium
Thank you for your comment. I`m thinking the same.
I`m sure I will be more productive if I change my daily routine and spent some time outside. We will see :)
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