Every time I do this it gets easier. It is not so much that it ACTUALLY gets easier - the work always remains the same, that is the beauty of it - but my perception of the work changes. Just like anything that is practiced and repeated over and over again, the more you do it, the better you get at it. I am talking about creating an Online Empire! And, no, I am not the person who "blogs for 10 minutes a day and finds myself rolling in riches" (I wish!), I am the person who is able to find some time here and some time there over the years (yes, you read that right, years) to build a simple web page here, upload a few photos there, and pound out a blog post on rare occasion when I can squeeze in a quick break away from my responsibilities of raising a family and my exceptionally demanding and grossly underpaid job in educational leadership after 11:00PM (which, almost every night of the year, I am passed out in a comatose sleep by this point in time!). But the dream lives on!
Here's what I hear a lot of gurus say: "You need consistency!" "Obey the system!" Yes! This is all true, it just so happens that my "system" isn't "blogging for 10 minutes a day", it is more like "blogging for a month or two each late Fall/Winter". Hey, not that I necessarily condone this system for everyone (or even for myself for much longer), but the point that I can now recognize that I HAVE a system - a system that is delivering! Every year I add a handful of blogposts to the World Wide Web. Every year I get a little bit more "net savvy". Every year my plan of action is ever so slightly more refined. And this is what it is all about! It has taken me well over a decade - almost two - to finally gain a footing on what I am doing. But hey, the important thing is, I have a footing now! And now that I have a footing, I can kick my heels into the ground, stand strong and tall as the current pushes against me, and move forward from here!
Here's to building a better business!
International K-12 Educator,