I’ve been in the internet marketing industry for almost 4 years. When I first started, I knew little about what went on in the back end of the interwebs and how it could affect people.
A lot has happened since then.
I graduated college, got a job as a marketing strategist, quit my job as a marketing strategist, started my business, and had a baby (well, my wife did that).
This industry has given me a great, evolving career path that allows me to put food on the table. It has allowed me the chance to work from my home office and hear the cute noises my two month-old is making in the other room. I get to eat lunch with my wife every day of the week. I get to take a few hours off whenever I want. There’s plenty of stress, sure, but I can’t pretend that I’m not extremely blessed to do what I do.
I don’t see other human beings very often who aren’t my wife or kid. I don’t work in an office or with other people, so the chance to interact and be an example to them is harder to come by now. Since I’ve chosen a life of sitting behind a screen, I figured I should be an example this way and do what I can to help others.
Through it all, I wanted to somehow use the knowledge that I gained to help people, to inspire them. I wanted to serve a higher purpose.
So with that being said, here is why I started this blog. (T-T-T)
1- Think Different
3- Turn Hearts
One of the main reasons I wanted to start this blog was to share experiences that are unique to me. Whether anyone reads them is still to be seen, but fame and fortune are not on my agenda. I want a personal record of things that are important to me at a certain time in my life.
And hopefully, something that I post will make someone think differently about a particular subject.
I’ve only been on around for 27 years, but that’s plenty of time to accumulate some comical and interesting stories, like how I started my business or when I was little and failed at collecting the chicken eggs every day.
While I can’t claim to be a world-class expert at anything, I have learned and experienced many things that I want to share. As I have learned about and practiced business and marketing, there is always a tie-in with every day life.
For example, as I learned about Search Engine Optimization, I had to reach out to other sites in order to promote my clients’ sites. This can be frustrating figuring out what to say to people in order to persuade them to help you out.
One thing that helped out a TON with these emails was offering something of value without just asking for the help. If I approached them in this way, they were WAY more likely to respond and work with me.
In the church we’re often asked to reach out to others in order to share the gospel. This can seem daunting, but if we approach it from a place of service, not just an invitation out of the blue, they’ll be much more responsive to the message we bring.
The ultimate goal for writing this (and spending lots of time and money) is to help someone out.
I want to contribute good things to the vast “interwebs” that will be crawled by Search Engines and can be picked up by people who are looking for answers. I want to combat some of the negative things that are published with things that radiate with light and truth, for a change.
If I can inspire one person to do just a little better with something in their life, I will count this whole endevour a success.
Even if that one person is me.