“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.“Â Thomas A. Edison
That is one of my favorite quotes. It speaks to me on multiple levels and serves as a reminder that there is no one way to do this right. Every day I come here and I try to do three things:
1) Become a better writer.
2) Build a bigger platform.
3) Publish my book(s).
In between and intermixed I do my best to build and cultivate relationships with the people who hang out here and the people I meet elsewhere around the ‘sphere. Some days are really easy and some are hard but as long as I feel like I am making progress I am happy.
It is only when I feel like I trapped that I get truly crazy. And those moments do exist. They crop up from time to time and I feel like I have been punched in the mouth, kicked in the balls and slapped across the face.
But the beauty of struggle and challenge is that it lends itself to writing and that serves a purpose. It is well past midnight and my bed beckons, but before I go a few more thoughts to share.
I am still trying to determine whether I should start an email newsletter. If so I will selectÂ eitherÂ AWeber or MailChimp as my newsletter “provider.” The point and purpose of the newsletter is to continue to build connections and build the platform. Yes, building a platform sounds kind of sterile but it fits with my goal.
I want to become a published author and that platform goes a long way towards things.
My “About Me” page needs to be polished and reworked. It is one of the most important pages in this blog so I want to make it better.
Here are links to recent posts:
- You Canâ€™t Break A Broken Heart
- What To Do When Your Life Is All Hype & No Hoopla
- The Most Frustrating Part Of Blogging
- Twitter Is Dead!- Long Live Twitter!
- Write Now Words Worth Reading
- The Social Media Echo Chamber Isnâ€™t Really Important
- The Five Dumbest Dad Bloggers
- The Story of My Life Told Via Music
- 1 Foolproof Way To Become a Better Writer
- Sex, Lies & Blogging- The Post That Went Viral
- Daddy Blog Like a Jedi Master
- Eight Years Later
- Pools of Blood
- Will People Read/Remember Your Posts?
Opportunity and momentum are the words I’ll go to sleep with tonight. Opportunity refers to what lies in front of me. I see multiple opportunities to do something big, special and important. Momentum is what I have right now- I am actively moving towards these goals and need to take advantage of that momentum.
It is always easier to move when you are already moving than from a stationary position.
Got to run now. See you in the AM.