I’m so confused I can’t even work out what I need to know about to stop the confusion.
A month ago I wasn’t confused I was just lacking in knowledge. I had a clear path I needed to walk in order to reach my goal
1. I need to use twitter lists more effectively
2. I need to monetize (I hate that word) my blog
So I started reading blogs and posts about these things. They all made sense until I tried to action the points. I’m then met with what may as well be Swahili and loads of information that seems to not quite be for me.
I upgraded my free WordPress plan ( twice ) as the first one (seemingly) added no value. I now have a ‘premium’ site (only as of today) so I can apparently do a lot more. For example I can customise my CSS! ???
So now I need to also know what the f** k my CSS even is! How did I live without it and what do I do with it now I have it? So I follow a hyperlink which tells me how easy it is and leads to another and another hyperlink of information. I’ve lost the tab I originally had open. I’m lost
I also discovered I would benefit from StumbledUpon. Does this premium WordPress account allow this? I think not, maybe? Maybe I need a business account to ‘Stumble’? I haven’t even got to grips with this plan.
But now I also need to learn how to use and find time to regularly engage with ‘StumbledUpon’ …I’ve set up an account….
I discovered that there are several ways to ‘monetize’ (yep still hate it)… I can ‘affiliate’… now I need to learn what and how to affiliate myself… I joined a couple of ‘Influencer’ sites but I think they’re USA based and I really want something in the UK (or do I?)
I can engage in pay-per-click. How?
I need a page for Work with Me. I’m daunted. What do I offer? What is there to offer? How do I offer it? At what rate should I offer it?
I am told I need to set up Google Analytics… I thought I had. I tried to link my blog… there are no stats for my blog. I have to add some code to my blog – cut and paste, very simple… where the f**k do I put it in WordPress?
I think I need the icons for the linkys I’m part of on a side bar… how do I create a new side bar. were do I put the code?
The more I read the more questions I have. The more I realise I need. The more I realise I don’t know. The more my confidence dwindles. The more my frustration rises. The more time I lose. The more I realise I don’t even know what questions to ask or even what answers I need.
I have so much part information in my head I feel like I might explode. I’m flitting from one thing I must do to move forward to another . I am a rabbit in the headlights.
I’m missing a trick or three but I don’t even know where to begin to look for them
I’m not stupid but I feel like a complete moron. Am I really as inept as all of this is making me feel?
In forward offered gratitude, with mental desperation and feeling decidedly thick and useless; I am offering the one thing I am confident at being able to offer at its best. A weekend away for 2 at my beautiful, cosy B&B in the Heart of Wales . In exchange all I ask is for a couple or 3 hours of expert one to one guidance with my WordPress blog and maybe a little bit of advice on better using Twitter. I know I’m missing something(s) but I don’t know what they are.
PS: I have wine….and gin