Ups and Downs

Last Update: May 01, 2019

There are so many ups and downs in life and with my businesses that I can hardly keep up. I feel like I am in the ocean where the waves ebb and flow constantly. Someday I will have amazing sales and this will be a full time business. In the meantime I think it is good to show that this takes a lot of work and patience and there are as many lows as highs.

Up: I had a record setting month for Amazon sales!

Down: I lost a premium referral.

Up: The offer from Consumers Advocate to share my post in exchange for a mention on my review was awesome. I got some extra traffic from that share on Facebook. That seemed to help boost my rankings and traffic overall.

Down: I guess their share was a one time thing so I won't get any lasting benefit out of it unless I can find more topics where I can include their reviews in exchange for shares.

Up: I finally got a new post added and I have been doing lots of keyword research so I have more post ideas laid out.

Up: We have someone who seems really interested in one of the apartments. She filled out an application and we told her she could have it.

Down: She still hasn't confirmed if she will take it and it is the first of the month.

Up: My rankings and traffic are going up and it is great!

Down: I had to stay home from work sick again.

Up: We are going to a belated birthday dinner with some good friends that moved back to Alaska tomorrow and it will be great to see them.

Up: It is beautiful and sunny and the leaves are coming out.

Down: I am allergic to the pollen which is causing widespread inflammation and reactions so I am not sure how much I should be out in it.

Onward always, don't quit.

Jessica

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hummingbyrd Premium
Hi Jessica - I count 7 ups to 5 downs. You're still winning in my book. Peace.
Jay
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Jay.
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Selenityjade Premium
Isn't that always the way! It's great that you can focus on the ups as well, instead of just focusing on the downs. Hang in there!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks. I will.
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Tirolith Premium
Life was not meant to be easy. The ups and downs are life just like any road you take except one in Australia that is over 80 miles long, level and straight. How boring is that road?
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, I know. It is frustrating because there is so much I want to accomplish and my health issues are really holding me down. A few miles of straight road is a long way here in Alaska and then it still has ups and downs. I don't think we have any road that is long straight and level.
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SondraM Premium
Ups and downs. Just like the waves. Your ups sounded to be higher than the downs were low.

As you said, "Onward always, don't quit."

p.s. Maybe next time you can negotiate that for you to place a link, they will need to share more than once.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Sondra. I think they are. I have to remember I always feel discouraged when I am sick and it will get better. I just don't know how long the pollen season will affect me. I don't know if it will be weeks or months, or get better in a week and then get worse in a few months.

Yes, I may try to negotiate with them.
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SondraM Premium
Hugs.
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RuthlynB Premium
I can relate to the ups and downs in everyday living I guess that is what makes you are alive.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, I guess so!
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