Stop Wasting Time…
I have wasted countless hours over the years in the pursuit of what to do in free time at home and the down times at work. I have created many different characters for various games that I eventually lost interest in. So it occurred to me, to wonder what could I do, that I would enjoy and yet be more productive.
What I will share below stems from the discovery that I enjoy writing, and expressing my thoughts and opinions. I don’t view my writing skills as very good, but I am also not terrible. I have had enough people comment on my various posts to know that people can at least tolerate my writing skills. So if you are like me and you enjoy writing I would encourage you to read on, and then write on! 🙂
Actually before discovering my interest in writing, I discovered Wealthy Affiliate, a website dedicated to helping people run their own online websites. That link takes you to my overview page of Wealthy Affiliate. My chief interest in this new thinking was making money in my spare time, and of course making tons of it. lol I haven’t made tons of money yet, but oh so slowly, like my skills and knowledge, it grows. Anyway that’s not the point of this post.
If you love writing or expressing yourself, or you’re an expert in a given topic, or even just a huge fan of a given topic, I would highly encourage you to start writing for your own website. If you are a blogger and your writing on some standard platform move it to your own website. For free, 100% free! You might ask yourself why would I take the time and bother to do this? Lets see how many reasons I can come up with.
First, do you really want to create a new gaming character that you will just lose interest in, in a few months, or maybe a year or so? All those hours could be used in something you enjoy, plus in the end, return the value of your time.
Second, if you’re a blogger writing on a generic platform, you are building content for someone else’s website, contributing your time, and resources to their success.
Third, if you are simply a frequent poster on a chat board, or Facebook, etc, you could be running the chat board, and sharing it on Facebook.
Fourth, you could see compensation for your effort. That was my purpose when I started this. I want/wanted out of my day job and this looked like an easy and immediate path to that goal.
Lets say you are a fisherman, or woman, and you like to share your pictures, and stories on Facebook. Lets say you really do enjoy this. Recall this is just a random example, the topic of fishing could be anything, as is the medium Facebook. When you share your thoughts, feelings, pictures and videos on Facebook you are writing content for Facebook or for whatever group you are a part of.. If you are a consistent writer someone is using that to build their own authority on the given topic. You could be putting that content on your own website, and sharing it on your own Facebook group that then begins to promote your own authority on the topic at hand.
In my way of thinking this puts you on one of 2 paths. Either you will write content for you website, and struggle with getting an audience, or you will stumble upon a topic that is trending, and it will quickly take off as far as people visiting your site, and your groups. On the first path, there are various tactics to slowly build your audience, and followers, etc. It is the path my other website, Juicenjoy has taken so far. If your interest is as simple as writing, and having an audience this is perfect. You just write your posts, and then share them wherever you like. The more you write the more exposure you will gain. Only it will be to your benefit not others.
The second path is kind of obvious and more difficult to achieve but it does happen all the time.
I hope you found this post interesting, sometimes when I write I feel like I am all over the map, in fact with this post I am feeling like that. in any case I would love to hear your comments both good and bad, and answer any of your questions. Take a moment to comment below, and I will reply asap! I share my posts, so follow me on Facebook if you like.
BTW when you comment on this post… you are adding to my content and authority. 🙂 The good news is its very much appreciated, and I always return the favor!