Never Let Yourself Be Defeated
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!