Never Let Yourself Be Defeated

Last Update: June 19, 2019

Being an affiliate marketer can be frustrating. There are a lot of new skills to be learned. Some of them I've mastered, some are still a struggle. Frustration sets in, and I want to give up! To keep going, I decide to take a rest and go for a walk, as it is such a beautiful day outside.

There will always be challenges but never let yourself be defeated. Take a break!

Affiliate Marketing Is Frustrating

There's a lot I don't know. I've had a frustrating morning working on my website. One moment Google page speed told me my Mobile speed was average. The next minute Mobile PageSpeed was 99. I spent a lot of time chasing my tail looking at my website, trying to fix errors that were not there. Probably it was a server issue and nothing actually to do with my site.

The frustrating thing was that I allowed these distractions to interrupt my writing. My morning was, therefore, not as productive as I meant it to be.

Looking south towards Snaefell mountain.

I stopped several times to take a photograph along the way, a lovely view of the mountain - Snaefell.

Dictation While Walking

I like the dictation feature on the iPhone Drafts app. I'm out for a walk to get some fresh air, and while I am out walking, I can dictate my thoughts. There's no need to fumble for a pad and pencil. If I weren't able to record these notes, then by the time I got home, they would quickly be forgotten.

It doesn't matter whether the notes are rambling. I can now save these as small sections of thoughts, and when I get home discard those notes I don't want, and I can use those that I do.

If Drafts dictation app works as well as I think it is, then I will have to consider cancelling my Dragon Anywhere subscription and continue to use Drafts. All these paragraphs are just snippets of dictation I recorded while out walking and edited when I got home. The editing was simply re-wording some sentences, and re-ordering the paragraphs.

A traditional Manx stone cottage.

Going out for a walk was a good idea. The sun is shining. It's not too cold, about 17° C (63º F). I'm feeling a lot better already. I'm 64 next month, in a couple of weeks, and I find walking very therapeutic.


I was out walking for over an hour, and I covered about three miles. By the time I got home again, I was tired, but my frustrations had evaporated. So I leave my website alone, my site is okay, and I return to my writing. Dictation is going to work for me!

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LLettau1 Premium Plus
What a novel ideas for getting content written.
SnazzyIT Premium
Is this ap only for iPhones? Thank you for sharing. My fingers are starting to get stuff from typing and I need to start using some voice to text ap. I do know about dragon, but have not actually downloaded it yet.
PaulREvans57 Premium
It's an Apple app. It syncs with all devices using iCloud. I tried several apps before I settled on this one.

I wasn't looking for a dictation app, that was just a bonus. I wanted the Markdown editor. Then I started to look for a 'simple' editor for rapid note taking and found Draft.

There are many alternatives, and I am sure there are equally good ones for Android. I don't use Andriod so I wouldn't know.
SnazzyIT Premium
Thanks Paul, I found one and thanks to your blog for the reminder. I am going to walk and talk now on the beach ( might be a bit mad looking to others while doing it lol).
PaulREvans57 Premium
You'll get some funny looks 😆

Just smile sweetly and think "I'm making money doing this!"
SnazzyIT Premium
Thanks will do that 😉
edhozubin Premium
When I was in sales many many moons ago, I'd tell my sales persons to record their sales presentation on a tape recorder and listen to it to find the faults & corrections needed. Today I am a walker and your suggestion is spot on. Wishing you the best.
Twack Premium
I haven't looked at that option on the iphone, I will be, thank you.
texasprinces Premium
good advice! yes, it sure can be frustrating! :) I'm with you!