After blogging for a year, have I learned a lot?
Of course I did learn a lot. Here is the problem – learning from a mountainous pile of information is certainly daunting and not easy. Imagine trying to sift through the immense garbage scattered across the internet with random articles to read which somehow seems disjointed if you try to piece the puzzles together.
I think the problem becomes worse when there are heaps of people claiming to be experts and I can’t help but pity the newbie who stumbles across an “expert” website who claims to know everything.
What I do realize after being online for a year is this. You really don’t need to know everything. What you need to know is the right thing. But trying to know the right thing is equally difficult.
So this is what I think everyone should do. Before you launch into a frenzy of commenting, blog hopping, social bookmarking, article writing, link building…..etc STOP and think!
Embrace the silence of not doing anything and just reflect if what you are doing is actually yielding results.
Over the past couple of days, a number of pretty good posts have caught my attention. It’s ok to learn but it’s important to focus your efforts on the most important thing. And that is the 80/20 rule which I’m sure most of you have heard about. It’s spending 20% of your time doing the right things to yield 80% results from it. But it’s easier to say this then to identify what this 20% is.
Another post has also made me wonder about something. It is much more important to seek understanding and not more information. It’s time to weed out the bad stuff and get my head around things I just haven’t got it yet.
So over the next couple of days, I plan to reduce the time spend on other blogs, spend more time trying to figure out things that I can improve on, for example using Twitter and Facebook to diversify my traffic sources. Seek websites or bloggers who can help me with my business. I really do need a mentor. Check out Fiverr!
What do you think? Are you going through the monotonous cycle again or are you going to do something different?
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