Been gone a while
Hello all! I have not been on here very much for a while. I have been busy with school, work, and creating my site. It's been busy!
I have actually been struggling with my site for some time now and I think it may help for me to share so newer members can learn from the frustrations and realizations I have experienced. So, here goes.....
1. I started "monetizing" my blog. Never felt real good about the results but I kept working on it.
2. Quit writing as much content because I was just too busy with monetizing.
3. Got rid of most of the changes, went back to a simpler layout, and have begun writing content again. Quality content! I have only published one article today but have drafts I am working hard on and will be publishing as soon as they are complete. It's actually a series of twelve articles so I'm excited.
4. Speaking of excited...I no longer felt any excitement or passion for my site. None, zip, nada! Quitting almost entered my mind. However, it's back!!! After getting rid of all the extra baggage, I am again thrilled about my site!
So, my lesson learned after a long hard struggle is to not get swept up with monetizing your site. Yes, we want to make money but we have so many other things to concentrate on first. Quality content, networking, getting traffic numbers up, and learning. Most of all, learning! When I quit learning, my site went downhill! Be happy with your site and feel good about it. If you don't, there is a reason. Reflect on it and make the changes you need to make.
After saying all of this, I will try to be on here a little bit more but my focus is definitely going to be on learning and making my site what it needs to be before I worry about making any money from it. I still have product pages that I am not removing but I will not be working on those. I will be working on learning from the Bootcamp trainings and making the changes that make me feel good about my site. (You know, the ones Kyle and Carson recommend).
Thank you for reading and I will see you around soon.