I started this blog on Saturday, October 31, 2008. It was Halloween. Ever since I hit publish on my first post, a day never goes by when I’m not thinking about what I’m going to write next.
My nephews William & Markus
Since Halloween was the day it started and I am not a fan of anything scary, it’s my nephews dressed in costume that makes this day fun for me!
I’ve been so busy with travelling and courses lately, I haven’t had time to get a collection of pumpkins and gourds carved for the occassion.
At 4:40 PM Friday night, we realized we better start preparing for the parade of kids that come to our door each Halloween, I jumped in my car to get some photos of my nephews before they went out and when I came back, Terreeia had moved all the candles to the edge of the dining table which is close to the front window in lieu of carved pumpkins at our front door.
Desperate times call for desperate measures ; ) ; )
Here’s the one thing you need to do before you do anything else inside of social networking:
Build Your List
It doesn’t matter what kind of a presence you have on the web. Even if you don’t have a blog, even if you don’t sell anything else right now except your services on your website, come up with something of value that you can give a subscriber in exchange for their email address.
Before you do anything else, this is the most important!
Put yourself in your readers shoes. What are some of the most important tips about your business that you would have LOVED to know when you were starting out?
Write them down and create a special report that you can give away for free.
Your list is your biggest asset on-line. No one can take it away from you so if all else fails, you still have your list.
Of course, you still need to give your list great content or they won’t stay with you. Do both and you’ll be able to work anywhere your laptop is and that life can be pretty fun, if you like writing!
Also I want to let all of you who send me emails over the years with your thoughts on my blog, tips on how you think it could be better, I read them, forward them, go deeply into my head thinking about them, and sometimes I forget to actually thank you for your contribution or respond to your email.
I lay awake at night, worried that I haven’t responded to all the emails I get and now, don’t know how to find yours again.
So if you’ve sent me one and I didn’t respond, please accept this note as my official thank you! I’m clear if one person takes the time to write one piece of feedback, you are speaking on behalf of hundreds who are thinking the same thing!
Since it’s the beginning of year seven for me, I thought I’d take this opportunity to ask you, my lovelies, what you’d like to learn next? What questions do you have that I have not answered? Please post them below!
And thanks again for following me, I could never come this far without you! xoxo Maria
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