Regroup & Restart
Last Update: Mar 25, 2019
Sometimes things don't go as you expect them to go. That's what happened to me the past few weeks. With health stuff going wrong and then getting out to deal with an uncooperative vehicle, things were kinda a mess.
It's never a good thing when routine testing turns into an admission (*sighs*). Then the change in meds left me groggy and cranky. I hate the fuzzy-headed feeling. I'm doing as well as I ever am health wise again now that they have things re-balanced. I managed to wander the Tiny House Show in Denver yesterday without getting too dizzy or sick. I just had to pace myself.
Tomorrow, I'll find out for sure, but I may have also solved my vehicle issues by the simple expedient of replacing my 2011 Mini with a 2019 Fiesta. The Fiesta isn't anywhere near as much fun to drive but new hopefully means no issues. I just have to wait until tomorrow to find out from someone higher up if my offer was accepted. It seems like they'd rather finance than deal with cash buyers. If not this Fiesta, I'm not sure. I'll find something. Perhaps a still-new 2018 model of something will be within my budget. I just have to track down a version with the right transmission; automatic is not acceptable. I love the Mini when it is working well but it has really been a pain in the butt lately and that takes the joy out of having the turbo to play with.
My posting frequency on my niche blog suffered. I need to create some evergreen posts to keep in reserve for sick days. Somehow, I managed to get a Rover booking though, bringing my total earned from my passion blog to $28.46 from Rover & Amazon. This week, my goal for that blog is to add 6 posts (bringing my total to 45).
My fiction writing tanked out but not quite as badly. I have several stories outlined and some new characters fleshed out. First quarter with my writing group is finished (it's an 80-day cycle) and I'm making plans for 2nd quarter goals when they start next week.
My progress on the affiliate bootcamp blog stalled. When I looked at it and my potential keyword list, I was unhappy and unmotivated. Those posts are so much more difficult to write than my niche blog. I haven't gotten very far with it so I decided to scrap it and start again with a different angle. Originally, I had intended to write and talk about working from home as someone with a chronic illness. The problem is that dwelling on that point of view, is kinda depressing. I don't like to think about it too much.
I decided to change the planned audience. I want to help people who dream of RVing full time make that happen. Affiliate marketing is a great option for earning online that I can pitch to them. It's a lot more positive of a place to write from. I also might be able to leverage some of my connections from my previous RV Living blog into people who might want to try WA and affiliate marketing to add to their income.
My goals for that new blog this week are to do the setup, the about me post, edit my WA review to change the tone a bit, and do one more post. Essentially, I'm going to re-do all of the phase 1 blog tasks over and start phase 2. That seems like a lot but I can start a WordPress blog and do the housekeeping stuff pretty fast.
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