My First Year at W.A. Coming to an End........fighting procrastination
WOW! How time flies when you're learning and creating.
It is coming up on my first year here with W.A. Have I made the big time.No. Did I become rich and famous? No. Am I disappointed with this? No.
I love this community. I love the training.
My only regret, is my procrastination. Yes, it is my biggest weakness. I'm not lazy, I'm actually the opposite, which is just as bad and just as distracting. (Some say it could be OCD) (smile)..maybe a little.
I like everything to be done, to be neat and organized, I love being with my kids, I love volunteering at the school I work at, I love spending time with my husband, I love gardening, I love a clean house, I love creating, and I love learning. Pretty sure I'm missing something, but you get the idea.
I don't always make room for things that help me get to where I want/need to be. But you know...........that's just an excuse.
It took me almost the whole year to realize what niche I wanted to stick with. Seriously. I think I started and had built six websites. Then I would delete them because I just didn't think I could do it. I just didn't think I could make it interesting enough or that people would like it.
We also had a little financial downfall just before Christmas which put me in a terrible brain fog. I was frustrated. I almost quit Wealthy Affiliate. Almost.
I would write ideas in my head, and imagine how great they would be to share, but just didn't use the time I had wisely. I'd clean or just find something else that needed tending to, even though most of the time it could have waited. Another excuse.
Then sometime in February I started a Facebook page on my niche, I wanted to commit to posts at a small scale for a while. I still took my courses and actually started to understand how all those keywords and computer lingo worked even on FB. Then one night after I logged onto my Google+ account that I started quite while ago, I notice all the views, even though I had not posted anything in a very long time. So I started another Google+ (yes you can have more than one) under my niche and started posting. The results were amazing. So then I was ready, that fire was lit, I needed to make a website. So one night, in four hours, with all the training and a lot of my own knowledge, up went the site. (BTW) It was June by the time this happened.
Now don't get me wrong, I have a lot more work to do and more to learn, but I have finally after a year committed to a niche I love to talk about. I'm also getting ready to start two more, one for items I create and one to actually.....share thoughts like this. Personal with few to no ads.
I'm definitely ready for the next year and many more to come.
My thoughts to those newbies reading this, just don't give up. stay focused. But if you loose track, it's okay, life happens. Just get back on.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
P.S. The niche I chose is a controversial one. But I have passion for it. I will write another blog about it soon. Don't judge!