Blogging today was difficult. When I first started I was super confused and new. I expected to be confused. A lot. But I’m six months in and it seems I don’t feel any less confused. What I am finding is that I have too much to learn. And it seems I don’t know how to learn it quick enough. The people that are just trying to make a quick buck tell you things like ” If you know how to do e-mail then you can do this”. That is true but they don’t tell you how difficult it is.
I am thankful that I started. But today it was difficult. While childcare may have had a hand in making me quit my job, I am so thankful that I did not quit just to blog. Because of how much I have to learn. I believe I would have been even more obsessed and down on myself. I have heard it before and I think it’s true. Don’t judge your beginning the same way you just someone else’s middle.
Meaning that I need to be a little kinder to myself. Blogging today could have been a lot worse. I could have been back where I was six months ago.
So let’s take a quick look at where I was six months ago!
Thinking that my blog post could be only my thoughts with no real direction.
This one is a kicker. I thought it was like a diary, online. That is somewhat true. But it has to have direction and motivation. My first post was about one hundred words and when I went back to try and fix it a few weeks ago, I realized it was beyond help. so I left it the way it was. There were no pictures and I had to call my host to fix it when I had plugin go all wonky on me. I done thought someone had hacked my site.
Pictures, Social Media and E-mail
I had no pictures and when I learned that I should have some even those had no direction. I’m still working on that one but the jist is that I use to be a lot worse. I still struggle with social media and have come to realize that it takes up a lot of time. Also I now understand why everyone sais that there e-mail is there nemesis. I have so many classes that I have started or tutorials to open and download that it has overwhelmed me a little. Today I started going through it just to see what I could delete or download.
This one I have been studying up on really well. Since I quit the job and started my home business on little to no dough I am looking and learning new ways of doing things. One of the big ones is that I now have all this time and it doesn’t seem like I have enough to accomplish everything I need to accomplish. My to-do list just keeps getting bigger. So glad I have training in this area but seriously. Needing to find the right time to go through it all. I have looked at different time blocking ideas and haven’t found the right one for me yet. I thought I would have a little more organization by now.
This one is super funny. While I knew nothing then I actually had a more organized look at it then. I guess cause I didn’t have so many options on training then. Now I have a planner and everything but as I go along it doesn’t seem to be helping. And I read someone wanted me to plan for the whole year. Obviously not ready for that. I can’t even plan for the week without going back through my plans and finding gaping holes of unaccomplished stuff on the day. I’m proud of writing down what I did accomplish that day though. It’s a plus to see something happening!
Posting, Pages and menus
I have all these ideas but don’t know how to put them into play. This is where all the super helpful training comes in. They help show me how to do all of that. But again knowing which one to do first is daunting. I looked at all the training and said “yeah, I need that”. Had I known all this was gonna happen maybe I might have held back a little. Either way. I’m where I am and have to learn how to do it. Today I focused on my courses from Abby. The first one I purchased. If you would like to check it out click here.
Blogging today has been difficult. But if I look at it as we just did. It is a little better. Looking at the positive’s means I have to stay positive. What that looks like has to do with what I am focusing on. So it was a little difficult today. All the days are not like this. Also did I mention I’m currently fighting sickness. I don’t think I did. Nope just reread it I didn’t.
This whole household including two adults and two kids under three are all fighting a cold. We have been sick now for a full week. Which means no gym time and very little me time. Not to mention the weather has been ridiculously hot for Washington state. Coughing and lots of medicine for that. Which has also caused some constipation issues for my two year old who is susceptible to that already. So we have not been having fun. Blogging today was difficult! I need to consider all of that when I get in this funk and feel like I’m not accomplishing much, because it’s just not true. I have learned a lot and continue to learn more. I will get better.