Life and Goal Update

Last Update: October 21, 2019

What Can I Say? Life Happens...

So last week, was OK for me goal-wise. I hit all of them with the exception of the 8 posts I wanted to do. This was not unexpected as I figured I'd only get to a couple of my back-logged posts this week.

Life has been busy. We spent much of the week getting our ducks in a row for court and dealing with unpleasant family issues. To sum it up, my brother-in-law has been verbally and financially abusing my mother-in-law. He's the kind of person that believes everything is owed to him and he deserves it all because he's been wronged by the system. He has substance issues and has been dragging his kids (the grand kids she was raising while he was on his state-sponsored vacations) down his path. We prevailed but the struggle is not yet over.

This Week's Goals

As this family issue will be taking a lot of my time up, I've reduced my post goals from four per week to two. That's the only change I'm planning to make. So, here's the revised goal list:

  1. Write one blog post on WA (this one).
  2. Help five people per day on WA (both in live chat and by answering posted questions).
  3. Write two posts for my sites.
  4. Leave six site comments per day for a total of 30.
  5. Research four quality keywords.
  6. Breakdown the framework for two posts.
  7. Share one WA article on Facebook.

I know the post reduction will slow my progress a bit but I have to be honest with myself and deal with the family needs so it's a sacrifice that I have to make. It just means things will take a bit longer.

OK, now I'm expecting you to hold me to my goals posted here. Of course, I'm also asking you to comment below and share your goals so I can reach out and hold you responsible next week!

Thanks for listening,

Scott

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AaronSkudder Premium
Thanks for sharing Mark. Two posts per week is not bad, that is all I am able to do.
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ExpatMark Premium
Good luck with all the court and family issues. Been there, done that. I dis-owned my two half-sisters after they threw me under the bus to take care of Mom by myself after her massive stroke. They stole $84,000(all of her savings) and never visited her the 8 years she lived after stealing her money. F them.
They even had the gall to show up at her funeral. Pitiful. Glad I am 5000 miles away from them and starting my own family.
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks...I think each family has at least one of these. It's a shame really.
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Aussiemuso Premium
That sounds familiar to me Mark. Still caring for my mum. My brothers have basically disappeared. Better without them.

Lily 😊
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ExpatMark Premium
The big guy upstairs is paying me back big time for taking care of my parents. Mom 8 years with 24-hour care and Dad 5 years with Alzheimer's. Neither of them spent one day in a nursing home. I spent probably $200k out of my pocket for their care and do not regret it one minute. My life rocks right now and I have never been happier.
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Aussiemuso Premium
You are a good man Mark.
Your karma will be good.
Live life and prosper.

Lily 😊
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Aussiemuso Premium
Oh Scott, that's a huge family issue.
I've had the property struggle between my brothers when my mum got dementia. Not fun.

But I'm proud of you keeping your goals in view. This seems doable.

My goal this week is to use my Yoast to correct my 11 posts for better SEO and readability.
Go into Google console for each post and ask to be indexed

Write a cornerstone post on the best female guitarists and put it on Pinterest (my first time) using Kyle's video in Lesson 4

Answer at least 10 blogs in the community everyday.

I hope you have a better week Scott

Lily 😊
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks,
The part that bothers me most is she's on a very limited income but was expected to pay all the utilities, buy all of the food, transport the kids everywhere and so on while he did what he does and moves the favor of the month in with their kids, etc.

You should have seen the conditions she was living in...
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Aussiemuso Premium
Oh dear. It's just horrible. At least she has you in there helping now and the children can be protected.
Easier said than done but you are a good man to step in.

I'm afraid it happens a lot here in Australia too. Grandparents raising their grandkids. Women are too easily abused behind closed doors. It's time to end it and celebrate and appreciate these women for their caring hearts.

Keep fighting.

Lily 😊
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merlynmac Premium
Hello Lily,
Did you hit your goals last week?
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Aussiemuso Premium
Hi Scott, I hope you are having a better time.
I did all of my goals bar one.
I polished all of my posts in Yoast and had them reindexed.
I answered at least 10 emails a day and wrote one blog here. My ranking is down from a 100 almost to 50
I wrote my famous guitarist content using Yoast and it is indexed

But I haven't been able to put it on Pinterest yet as the training pictures don't match my pinterest screen. I've been struggling with it for 4 days. I found some newer training about adding social pins to my website, so I will try again. I might try from my phone too.

Oh I made a google first page with my first post 3 months ago. I was so surprised.

Wishing you all a better week.

Massive fires near our home atm, so I won't get much done this week.

Lily 😊
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merlynmac Premium
That's awesome progress!

You might like this for posting to pinterest: Another option is to use social sharing buttons like Sassy Social Share.
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Aussiemuso Premium
Thanks Scott, I will have a look at them today and get moving again on the lessons.

Take care
Lily 😊
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HeidiAnders3 Premium
Hey, hey! Life happens, my friend. You can only do what you can do. Prayers for your family; I hope things work out the way it's meant to. Take care of you, Scott.
Hugs,
~Heidi
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JerryMcCoy Premium
I understand what you are going through. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jerry
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks, man. It is what it is and we'll make due. It's just juggling my time that's the hard part, LOL.
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