In her neat little book, No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog, Margaret Mason reminds us that…well…no one does care! Therefore, why would any blogger (or Facebooker) take up white space telling us all about it?
Really. I agree.
Consequently, I promise not to tell you what I had for lunch here unless…well…unless it’s really, really good!
What I will be telling here is about my online successes and failures. Hopefully, at some point in the future the number of times I succeed will be greater than the number of times I’ve failed…but I’m not holding my breath on that.
The neat thing is that although most of us – ah, come on, all of us – go through failure on the way to success, once a success is achieved it can almost always be duplicated.
Maybe you don’t know this yet from personal experience, but this is how it works:
• You try something
• You fail
• You try something else
• You fail
• Etc., Etc., Etc.
• You try something else a little differently.
• Whaaaam! What was that? What happened? Dollars just came through the door! What a strange sensation! Ohhhhh, so that’s what success feels like. Be still, my beating heart attack! Can this really be happening to me?
• Wait! How did I just do that?
And this is the point where all else must fade.
• Like a laser, we must focus, indeed, on what just happened.
• Write it down.
• What were the steps I just took that landed me here?
• Get ’em all.
• Get ’em straight.
• Memorize ‘em.
• Take ‘em apart.
• Put ‘em back together.
• REPEAT. Over and over again.
When once you’ve arrived at something you can do the same way every time and with each iteration the same result (money) is yielded, wouldn’t it make sense to go with it? Just sayin’, it works for me!
Shortly, I’ll be placing a link to the system I’m using in The Hold, on the menu bar above. But before I do that I plan to write a bit more detail about it. So stay tuned.
And remember: Tenacity Trumps Talent!