Why this blog?

Why are we doing this?

 

 

Almost everyone and their dog have a blog these days. I am not kidding about the dog blog, Disney even has a show out there about a dog with a blog.  Jiffpom,  a little pomeranian, has over 10M followers on Instagram.  He gets over 100,000 likes per post.  A dog is kicking my ass!!!  Well he is beating most of the world with his cuteness.

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There is no denying the benefits of this fairly inexpensive way to connect with society for enterprising individuals. Whether your motive is commerce, selfless sharing, fundraising, socially conscious content, or just merely ego-norturing, a blog allows a comprehensive way to market and distribute your material, to connect meaningfully -depending on your commitment.

We had to do something that appealed to our very core being, something that pulled us not where we had to be pushed to employ our faculties to produce.  All my adult years, I have always felt that there were a unique set of abilities that each person possessed, making the statement true, “all men are created equal”. 

The problem I have felt and personally experienced, was that we tend to have a problem utilizing our time towards the fulfillment of our true desires.  Even more fundamental, we are not able to connect with our real purpose, wasting time waiting for it to “come to us”.  We don’t have the drive, we are not energized, getting even more discouraged as time flows on. We wonder why we are not driven like the other high achievers.

Now I know.  After studying other high achievers, acknowledging their respective attributes that contributed to their respective high level of performance, the answer is simpler than we thought.  What is interesting is that there is no one formula for success.  Not “work hard”, “take risks”, “be consistent”, “just do”, although “just do” is very close to the formula for success.  I have a variation of this that I use for a step in the whole success process.

Am I successful?  Am I rich?  No, not by the standards that I have set for myself.  I have a great job, car, home, etc. but I am looking for financial freedom, more control over my time and joyful challenge in my daily work.

However, beginning last year, I was on my way.  After years of wondering what I was doing wrong, why IT wasn’t working, why hard work was not returning a healthy monetary result, it became clear.

At the end of 2021, I hope to have the outline for my first book as a guide for those chasing success but never seeming to make real progress.

So here we are at this blog on a journey together, uplifting ourselves together as we practice the lessons I learned from the actual high achievers themselves.  In addition, we will also learn from those who failed.  Only learning from those who succeeded will not provide enough material to keep you on the right path.   On this blog, we will share their stories and their advices.  My past mistakes will be your salvation.  This blog is about you and me, about empowering and enriching our lives.  

Plan Your Content

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If you’re considering adding a blog to your site, you’ll want to have a plan beforehand. Planning your blog will help your subject matter remain consistent over time. It’ll also help you determine whether or not there’s enough material to maintain a steady stream of posts.

One pitfall many new bloggers run into is starting a blog that isn’t posted to frequently enough. A shortage of recent posts can give your visitors a bad impression of your business. One may think “I wonder if they’re still in business” or “they may want to hire a writer.”

A blog, like any other customer facing aspect of your business, communicates your brand. If it isn’t maintained and given proper attention, people will notice. Post regularly and keep your content fresh. Give your audience a reason to visit often.

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Pages vs. Posts

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If you’re new to WordPress you may be wondering what’s the big deal behind Pages and Posts. At first glance they appear to be one and the same: if you were to create either a new page or a new post you’d be presented with nearly identical interfaces and in many cases the public appearance of pages and posts will look the same.

Don’t let this fool you. There’s a very fundamental difference between the two and that difference is what makes CMSs, like WordPress, great platforms for integrating blogs with traditional websites.

Pages

Think about the kind of pages that make up a typical website. Most often you’ll see pages like “Home”, “About Us”, “Services”, “Contact Us”, etc. Within WordPress these are often treated as Pages; documents that have no particular regard for the time they were posted.

For example, when you visit the “About Us” page of your favorite company’s website you don’t expect the content to be very different from what was available there a week ago.

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