Traffic jump

You do not drive as much
traffic to your site
as you would like, do you?
I can see your problem
is not lack of quality content;
As you write beautiful,
high-grade content.
We can call it great content;
Or impressive content;
inspiring and useful content;
liked by those who see it;
Strangely, your traffic drive
To say the least, is low;
But then I see many others
With content incomparable to yours,
That has nothing to write
Home about;
Lackluster content,
But who excel in views,
likes and comments;
Isn’t that eloquent testimony,
That content is not
the only determinative
factor?
We have to look at
marketing;
And that must be it;
Your blog post is
a market product,
And quality matters;
But how you market it
Surpasses the aspect of product quality;
If you produce the topmost quality product,
But nobody knows about it;
Nobody ever sees it,
Rest assured
It could remain
in your market stall forever;
And nobody might ever come
To price it
Let alone buy it.
While quality content
Is imperative,
Marketing has to be given
Top consideration;
You need a solid market plan;
A marketing strategy that will deliver;
Both content quality
and marketing strategy
Must go hand in gloves.
One cannot do without
the other;
Enough promotion to put
Your product before the consumer;
And to win their hearts and minds is essential;
If you wait for the mountain to come to you,
You may wait forever;
Go to the mountain.
Engage your readers;
This is where the tools of communication, notably social media platforms or outlets come into play.
Hence, spend time to write and fine-tune your content;
Get it well polished;
But also draw up and refine an effective marketing strategy for your products.
Then you will see
a traffic jump on your site.

Start slow (Be inspired today 314 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

When you see a car, a train or an aeroplane on speed, do not forget that it started on a low gear.

You always start your car on a low gear. But you don’t stay on that gear. Soon you may be flying on high speed.

Life is like a car. We all start like babies. Soon we become boys or girls; and soon men or women.

As a car does to stay on speed throughout, but must slow down to come to a halt, after some time, we humans start to slow down till we stop finally in the garage or park of life.

This is the same course that your project or goal must follow. It is not a wise strategy to start your project at the top. Start from the bottom and go up.

You do not try to jump to the top of the ladder. You start from down and go up. Even trying to skip some rungs can be catastrophic. Start slow and then get into gear.

If you want to arrive

If you want to arrive, you have to know your destination.

Know where you are going. Is it the mountain top? Remove your mind from how far away it is. Think of the thrills of your journey and enjoy every step you take.

If it is challenging, enjoy facing each challenge.

You will be surprised that before you know it, you have arrived.

But, if you keep looking at the mountain top, fearing and wondering how you will ever get there, you might be discouraged; and that might push you to give up.

How you persuade some one to your position

You don’t win someone to your side on an issue by forcing your ideas down the person’s throat.

When you try to force your ideas down people’s throats, the result is often resistance.

You will succeed better by adopting a positive approach. This is what I recommend.

First, agree with the person. Accept their point of view and appreciate its soundness even if you are not really convinced.

Show that you are excited to have learned from them. Ask questions to know more. While discussing, be looking for doors through which to slip in and take forward your original agenda without any offense and even making them feel you are trying to insist.

You need some diplomacy to get people to your side in life.

If you think you can force an adult to see things as you see them, you will only be disappointed.

The person may agree with you but that will only be in words. Their heart will continue to resist though you may not see it.

7 factors needed to win a war

To win a war, you need 7 factors:

  1. A good army;
  2. Good weapons
  3. Intelligent leaders;
  4. A good strategy
  5. Money ;
  6. Allies
  7. Support of the people.

Winning in life is similar to winning a war. What you need to win a war is the same you would need to win in life.

As a company, you need

  1. Competent staff (army)
  2. Quality products (weapons)
  3. Good Management (intelligent leadership)
  4. Good sales strategy (strategy)
  5. Capital ( money)
  6. Partners (allies)
  7. Market (people).

If all these are in place, you have a good chance of succeeding in life.

How do you stop worrying?

Have you solved the problem of worry as far as your life is concerned?
It is not a small problem;
Or should I say an easy problem?
Many people face the problem
of worrying. They
Worry about their health;
Worry about finances;
Worry about bills to pay;
Worry about food for their families;
Worry about rents;
Worry about safety;
Worry about marital issues;
The list is long;
A lot has been said and written
About why we don’t need to worry;
I wonder if there’s anybody
Who can stand up and say
“I have conquered worry.”
And tell us how it was done;
Sharing is empowering, you know;
If there are some steps,
Or some biblical verses
Or famous quotes that have helped you
In your struggle with worry,
Why not share with us?
For me,
The way I have handled it is,
I have decided
I will always do my best
And then leave the results to God.
He alone grants results;
You may work like a horse,
He is the one who determines
What happens;
Whatever results come,
I know it is his will;
I accept and life continues.
I know, of course,
It’s easier said than done,
But who says life is meant
To be easy?
It is a continuous struggle;
I have to make a deliberate effort;
I have to fan my determination;
And fight for it every blessed day.
What about you?
Even if you cannot share your story,
Share any advice that you have
On this issue,
Or that you have learned
About how to handle worry.
Take today,
What are your worries?
And how are you facing and managing them?
Someone says a lot of times we worry for nothing;
That at the end of the day,
We find that the problem has been
So easily solved;
That you did not have any reason
To worry;
Such are experiences to share.
Let’s hear if you motivated;

Try new ways

What must you do when you are pursuing a goal and come to a huge obstacle? Do you give up or you persist? The answer is obvious to anyone who knows what it takes to succeed. You persist.

And if you persist and still meet with an obstacle, what do you do? You still persist; and keep persisting until you succeed.

However, quit if quitting is the right thing to do. Quitting is as important as persisting when it comes to success. If you want to pass through a path and hit your head on a stone wall, you do continue to seek to go through the wall. You look for where there is an opening. This means you do not continue to hit your head on the wall. This does not mean giving up the pursuit of the goal you are pursuing. It means changing your method or strategy.

If a strategy is not delivering and there is every indication that it will not deliver, you will be a fool to continue to apply it. A wise person will change it.

My people say there is a way to catch a rat without first cutting its tail. The English say many roads lead to Rome. If you find an obstacle on your way as you pursue your goal, try another path. If you find an obstacle on the new path and cannot overcome it, try another path; and keep on trying new paths until you achieve the goal you are pursuing. This means never give up except you are sure it is the best thing to do.

Share your strategy

We grow when we share knowledge, don’t we?

I have a problem. As my blog grows, I find it more and more difficult to read all of your posts. Too much to read. Yet you so kindly read mine. I struggle; but find that I can only read a limited number a day.

What is your strategy to read what fellow bloggers are writing?

I will appreciate your sharing.

What Hillary Clinton must do?

Do you know what Hillary Clinton must do to become President. Her win cannot be taken for granted. Anyone who thinks that victory for her or any other candidate will be easy is making a mistake.

It will be a formidable fight. Some people call it a bullfight. We saw it with Obama and Romney. We see it with many others; even in other countries.This means that the candidates must work very hard; and work smart.

What exactly does this mean? What must Hillary do? I like us to share on this?

What ideas do you have?