One Week In: I’m Learning & Having Fun

Just a little over a week ago I set off on the journey of setting up a blog and website. There have been a few frustrations along the way but for the most part I have to say it has been a very rewarding experience.

For an analytical guy like myself it has been fun to see the website stats. The page views. What posts did better than others. What links people click to get here. Fascinating stuff.

To get the notification that someone left the first comment was really cool. Finding out it was from a best selling author was even better. The fact he tweeted a link to my blog was icing on the cake.

More than the stats and comments I am most excited about the process. Researching, trying things, making mistakes, and then learning from them. Not letting the mistakes stop me from my goal.

Early on I had the site all set up and ready to go. One wrong keystroke and it was gone. That didn’t deter me. A few calls to customer service and setting it up again in half the time and it was on the internet.

WordPress? Yeah, I’m learning it. Same thing when it comes to promoting this blog on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Tumbler. Before, I hadn’t given SEO much thought. Now, I want to learn more about it. It’s true, most people starting their own websites don’t know much about it which is why many find the services and expertise of places like this Northwich SEO agency extremely useful and beneficial in getting their website seen by more people on Google. I’ve found that using local SEO agencies is a lot better for my business compared to businesses that aren’t located near me. Simply because using local SEO targets audiences that are nearby. So, my advice would be if you’re just starting out with SEO, find an agency that is local and knows your area. If you’re in Singapore, use SEO Services in Singapore, it wouldn’t make sense to use the same agency as me as you wouldn’t benefit from the local services.

If you don’t have a goal… dream until you get one. When you have it. Don’t wait. Go after it. I really appreciate the advice a friend gave me when I told him I wanted to start a blog. His advice? Just go for it. Start writing and post. If you find it’s something you truly want to do there are domain registrars out there that may be able to help you with a domain name for you site. He shared his experience of getting so bogged down in the aesthetics of his site that he wasn’t creating content.

This blog has given me a new energy and focus. A reason to get up earlier. A reason to think in a way that I haven’t in quite some time. A reason to learn. My wish is that you can find something that does the same for you.

Can’t wait to see what week two brings.

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