There’s [still-lllllllllllllllllll] a knee-high heap of articles and emails to read re getting a mailing list going, attracting viewers/followers, and making big bucks. Should I laugh or weep?
It’s kinda like suffering from writer’s block—you’re stuck, determining what direction to take, what to do first, and who to attract. The thing about becoming motivated is that you may already be completing or accomplishing things, but you’re just not quite focused or informed enough to impel yourself that little bit further.
Or you may have a comfortable routine that suits your needs. There’s no need to learn more; you just continue doing what you’re doing. <pointing finger at moi>
Every day, I whip up a brief Facebook post for my Triple Threat private-eye gals. I’ll add a little pic, maybe an emoji. Voilà! Every Wednesday and Saturday, I create a WordPress post or page related to writing or my lovely lady detectives. Voilà! Damn, I’m good. And let’s not forget that Typepad blog that no one visits; there’s a weekly post there, too. Damn, I’m really good.
. . . Not really. <LMAO> I haven’t motivated myself to learn [more] about—or apply—those [%!@!] mailing lists I post about. No ifs or buts: they’re vital to success. As such, I can hardly question, or grumble about, why I’ve not attracted more than a couple of followers. My [really] bad.
But, in deference to self, it’s a question of time, too. There’s very little of it in my current life (given a full-time job and taking care of Mom), so I apply it where I can: posting and writing. If I don’t do either, then I’m a non-entity. But if I don’t promote/market, then I’m a non-entity, too.
LMAO again. The intention had been to post about motivation and I’ve gone off on a bit of a tangent about myself. Look for “Part 2” next week on tips/strategies for you [us] to get motivated and inspired. Let’s locate that elusive mojo!