Techno-crastination. the bane of my WA existence

Last Update: March 16, 2016

Howzit WA Ohana !! [ Howzit = What's Up or Wassuuuup in local speak ]

I just made 3 months with WA on March 12, 2016 -- since the 2nd week of joining WA, I have procrastinated the Lessons and I am still stuck @ Course 1, Lesson 4 -- creating my website. I have Two Reasons (aka 'Excuses') for procrastination:

1) I've been a little pre-occupied with a new Part-Time J.O.B. -- 12 hours per week as Asst. Program Mgr. for Waipa Foundation, to help develop and manage a brand new tour activity offered right here on the island of Kauai; and

2) If you've read my previous blogs, you know that I'm not tech-savvy or tech-passionate, so I'm not exactly motivated to go on.

If I could afford to, I'd hire someone to do all this techno stuff for me, but that is simply not the case... in fact, I can't even afford to pay my existing bills right now, hence the PT J.O.B. What DOES motivate me to go on with WA, is that I am excited about getting my own business up and running, and I am absolutely passionate about my niche --

Speaking of niche (pun almost perfectly intended - depending on how you pronounce 'niche'), my niche has become a brain-fart "run amok"... originally, the premise of my niche was/is to blog about Things To Do on the island of Kauai; I would 'monetize' by including links to companies that have affiliate programs for Kauai-associated things (hotels, restaurants, tours, weddings, books, souvenirs, novelties, etc.). Another way to monetize, as recommended by several WA members, is to create my own products -- be it eBooks, Videos, Craft Items, or what have you, and promote/sell on the WA website. I thought... greeeaaat !! So I went off in that direction... and I mean it when I say "went off"... I started brain-farting up the yin-yangs... next thing you know, I'm running amok! Like I said... niche... brain-fart... run amok --

As I develop my niche and build my business, I continue to feel apprehensive about the techno-thing, and continue to procrastinate the lessons... admittedly, I have a severe case of TECHNO-CRASTINATION. Heavy sigh...

I do, however, find solace in the fact that I can depend on the WA Ohana (Family) to help me through the techno-thing. Couple that with my sales experience, and I have a recipe for success -- so why do I continue to TECHNO-CRASTINATE? Allow me to answer myself with an illustration...

"Here's a story, of a lovely lady", who is building up a business of her own:

Course 1, Lesson 4 -- choose a theme for my website... immediately, I realized the importance of choosing a Mobile-Friendly Design -- especially since the Primary Target Market of my business is Kauai Visitors. Unfortunately, browsing through the 2,000+ themes became a daunting task in and of itself... feeling overwhelmed and completely unmotivated, I escaped into the world of Techno-crastination, which has now become the bane of my WA existence.

Today, when I jumped online to catch up on WA emails and messages, I happened upon a Tutorial posted by WA Member "stephhill", titled "Importance of Mobile-Friendly Design". Very Useful Information and Extremely Helpful. Reading Steph's Tutorial was an affirmation that I have a pretty good business sense, and it gave me a boost of confidence for building my website... the timing was impeccable -- Thanks Steph !!

All that said, I feel much better about moving forward... I've re-thunk the direction I want to go in and I've already taken steps in that direction. I've refocused and reset my goals... working on getting my HI State GET License; a PUC License; Liability Insurance; and of course, Marketing -- with every intention of using my WA Website as the foundation of my business; ... now I just have to build a bridge over Techno-crastination Waters and get over it -- lololol !!

Aloha,

Holly

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gappleby Premium
Aloha Holly,

I'm glad you're hanging in there. It will get better. And it will be worth the struggle. Besides, today is your lucky day, being St. Patrick's Day and all. Simply order up a couple of leprechauns to knock out that techie stuff for you!

Good luck,

Gordon
An Entrepreneur
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mskauai Premium
Thanks Gordon !

I look forward to the better days ahead --

Mahalo,
Holly
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speedicut Premium
Once you get used to the whole Wordpress thing the easier it gets. I struggled a bit at first too. I have a bunch of duplicate pages and posts etc.
Just keep at it, don't be afraid, and never give up!
David
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mskauai Premium
Thanks David !

That's what a lot of WA members are saying... once I get onboard with the Wordpress thing, it gets easier as I go along.

never, Never, NEVer, NEVER Give Up -- Winston Churchill

Thanks for the support --
Holly
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JudeP Premium
Hey Holly, you have the right attitude to get through anything! Keep on pushin'! :)
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mskauai Premium
Mahalo Jude !! 'preciate the encouragement --
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RobinHudson Premium
Wonderful post Holly. I read Steph's blog too! You seem to have an excellent head on your shoulders - you'll get past this obstacle. You have a nice writing style, so when it's time to fill your site with content, you should have no problem. One step at a time! Blessings, Robin
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mskauai Premium
Thanks Robin !! 'preciate your response; especially the comment about my writing style -- it really means a lot !!

Mahalo,
Holly
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RobinHudson Premium
I'm glad! What exactly are you stuck on? Finding a theme?
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anderscj Premium
You can do this Holly. Choose a theme but remember if it doesn't work out you can always change it down the track. The important thing is to start. If I can do it, so can you. So lets go girl.
Christine.
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mskauai Premium
Thanks Christine !! You make me feel like a cheerleader all over again... bring on the pom-poms -- We Can Do It !!

Cheers to Us !
Holly
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anderscj Premium
If you encounter an issue and can't move on just ask me or put a question to everyone :) We have all been there.
Christine.
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