Besides catching your eye with this snappy posting title, most blogging does suck. It is very hard to monetize, most people don’t really want to read that you woke up, took a shower, brushed your teeth, had breakfast, washed the dishes, blogged everything you just did, went to work, had a danish, blogged about it and wrote “I hate/love Obama/McCain and hate/love puppies.” Some people just do it because they were told it is a way to socially network and get business.
Horsefeathers and poppycock!
The way you get traffic and readers, like I do for my books is to produce content that people find interesting (or at least amusing) on the web.
How does this relate to bad business deals you ask? Sometimes you are in a partnership that you are uncomfortable with because you are making money with it. Sometimes you are in a job you hate because you are making money from it. That is fine and the way of the world but you can do something about it like blogging. You can change what you are doing or at least start on the path to doing what you really want to do.
One client I had use to always complain when we met that she hated her business partner because she was always complaining. They never agreed on anything. I finally asked, “Why don’t you dissolve the partnership?” She said, “I’m making a lot of money and I am lazy.”
Blogging is boring most of the time. Most business deals are pretty boring too. They spell out cut and dry what you are suppose to do and what the other party is suppose to do, what consideration is changing hands, how long will the deal last, and things like that. Both blogging and bad business deals have to be done because it is part of the process of well, doing business.
Eventually, most bloggers fall down and stop blogging or cut back their frequency because they have nothing to say anymore. Or they bored. The honeymoon is over.
The same is true with most jobs or businesses. You hit a wall and things get boring or downright yucky. Well, lucky reader, that is where giving the love comes in. If you want to blog or be a hit in business that is where you have to rise to the situation and start coming up with either:
1. New ideas
2. Greater Energy
3. Different Point-of-View
4. A Bit of Gratitude
There are no shortage of ideas or things to talk or write about. In fact, judging by the internet traffic that is out there, you can find anybody to talk about anything. Just write something and make it original!!!
You may be burnt out and just need some time to recharge. Fine, take it and return to business after a week or two.
You may need to look at things from a different perspective and that will help you with your business.
You also may have to thank your lucky stars that you aren’t starving and as slow as things are, at least you have something going on.
It is true for business as much as blogging. We are going through in the United States a period of change and uncertainty. Money has gotten tighter but there is still money out there for investing and spending.
You just have to come up with the right combination of ideas, energy and perspective to get or keep something going that doesn’t suck and isn’t too boring.
If you put the excitement into what you are doing, others will find it exciting as well. Do what you can to turn around whatever business situation you are in to make it a win-win situation.
Want to light a fire under me to get me going again? Questions or comments? Let me know about them! Thanks for taking the time to visit and for more information or to get back to the beginning of the blog, go here.