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Offering a free weekend away in exchange for a bit of techie help..

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Confused? Very.

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

My Random Musings

(9) Comments

  1. I have been there and stepping back helps me. I also think to stumble upon is brilliant to get traffic to your blog, however, I do have to do manually.However, I am used to it now and it is automatic X #anythinggoes

    1. thanks for being supportive x. I’ve stepped away for a couple of days and am less frustrated (probably because I’m not trying to do it!)

  2. Hi Berni, I can help you with many things you are mentioning in this post. I used to be a WordPress developer and I have very good technical skills (I know HTML, CSS and PHP) but I’ve also worked in marketing for the past 5 years so I am well versed in SEO, PPC (pay-per-click) and marketing analysis. I think the best is to get in touch with me via email, telling me a little bit more about your goals, what you are trying to achieve and just give me as much information as possible. Here is my email:

    1. just emailed you. Many thanks xxxx

  3. I thought I needed all those things but they stressed me out just thinking about them. I decided whatever makes me feel contracted and tense I’m not going to do! It’s tough and I wish you luck. BTW I gave myself a heart attack trying to be perfect at the end of last year. Makes you rethink what you really need. Anita

    1. omg Anita.. Hope you are recovered/ recovering. What a terrifying thing to happen. normally I’m very chilled and rose-tinted. Its only when i step away from running my B&B, making lovely glass things and reading/writing blogs; in order to try and raise awareness, market and make a living from them that my patience and confidence are tested xxxx thanks for commenting. xxx

  4. Heya! CSS is basically coding for your side and how you can customise it. I would definitely recommend finding someone who can make you a customised CSS site. Also, I was really worried about my services page like I offer 3 for those wanting it but it doesn’t really matter how much you put on the page just so people know you offer something. If you want help, you can email me: katy_mackenzie@yahoo and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!

    1. Hi Katy. Will ping you an email it will come from Cerdyn Villa (my B&B ). thanks for your time.

      1. Okay no worries!

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