What I read this week – Episode #2
Part of the reason that I decided to start this blog was to learn more about what it took to run a website, a small ‘business’ operation and self-marketing. And WOW am I learning a huge amount about that, but what surprised me was what else I was going to learn…
I’ve got to admit, I didn’t think it would be too complicated to start a website- get a host, get a theme, type some stuff, add some people on Twitter and boom – done! Now, I guess that is kinda what my game plan has been so far, but little did I realize how much time I would spend learning about the technical stuff (SEO, debugging themes, getting backlinks) and marketing strategies.
Without realizing, I am spending as much (if not more) of my time working on this site than I have done on a full time job! I jump every time I get a new comment notification, or a mention on twitter, or a like on Facebook. My girlfriend is probably getting very fed up of me giving her hourly updates about my site traffic… Sorry… But I am finding this all amazingly exciting
By far though the best part has been connecting with people. Through Twitter, my newly created Facebook page and Comments I feel like I am learning more from others than anything else, and I’m really enjoying it.
Again, I read some really interesting and useful things this week and I just wanted to share the love with those who have really helped me on this crazy blogging journey!
Fearless Men – Scottish Bagpipe and Kilt | Do you think they’re manly? They got my vote.
- being from Scotland, I HAD to include my 2 cents on this one!
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/Fearless_Men
This That and the MBA - 3 Steps to Eliminate Procrastination I Actually Learned In School
- some useful tips about getting things done!
Twitter – http://twitter.com/thsthtandthemba
Well Kept Wallet - Why young people need to invest in the stock market
- come on, just do it already ya wimp…
Twitter – http://twitter.com/deaconhayes
Financial Samurai - How Much Savings Should I Have Accumulated By Age?
- super useful chart to see if you’re on the right track!
Twitter – http://twitter.com/financialsamura/
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