DISCLAIMER: If this is your first time visiting my blog, it may seem I am being dismissive or condescending. Not at all.. A lot of the stuff I’ve slacked on has great value but I know not to let it drive me batty. One step at a time.. This is meant to be a light-hearted, fun blog entry, poking fun at myself. Please take it with a grain of salt and thank you for visiting!
I am breaking some blogging rules, especially this week (you know me, I’m a bit of a rebel and a crazy *wink*):
- I am only updating once this week (but that’s typical these days).
- This particular blog entry won’t be “significant” by most standards.
- There will be no “powerful call to action” here.
- I am not fully leveraging my blog to “sell” or convert.. Though I probably should!
- I have not added many info products nor have I created many upsell opportunities on my main blog.
- I have not set up additional landing pages (just a couple) nor have I focused on opt-in rates and permissions marketing.
- Monetizing efforts are minimal, at best, but it serves my personal goals right now.
- Blogging schedule.. What’s that?
I’d like to call this…
Slowing down to speed up. (a.k.a. quality over quantity)
…Others may call it cheating, being undisciplined, or a blogging felony. Fair enough. Everyone is entitled to their opinions!
It’s been a very productive week but, unfortunately, I have not had as much creative time due to other projects. I did put together a rather epic guest blog for UNbounce and I am working on some other guest blogs, including one that I am doing for my pal and fellow Online Entrepreneur and Business Consultant, Dave Gallant. Still working away on some stuff for Dino Dogan, too. (I’ve been working on my name-dropping skills as well – HA!)
I’ve also had the pleasure of catching up with my work-out buddies, Laurinda Shaver, Julie Nutter, and Christian Hollingsworth. I learned more about my Triberr chief, Keri Jaehnig. It turns out we’re both quite the coffee aficionados, though my preferences are not always the healthiest (mmm.. I love me a good vanilla chai tea). To me, the warm connections and focus on long-term value far out-weigh the need to be regimented and focus on mere activity (activity DOES NOT equate productivity).
This week, however, my main blog (I have a few of them), has been neglected. Y3B is my main point of presence these days. I need to get some more info products out there and sell my services.. But I am not. This is unacceptable… Or is it?To all that mess I say:
Don’t be afraid to break the rules and make your own as you go along. That’s part of the fun of working for yourself!
Relax and break some blogging rules. Don’t let what the “gurus” say stress you out – they don’t know everything!
If we are too systemized, we’ll be sure to burn ourselves out. Sometimes, you just need to prioritize a bit and follow your gut. Let’s live a little!
How did you cheat this week?
Did you break any blogging rules?
Isn’t it liberating?
(Take THAT, blogging “experts”!)