When knowledge is shared we have a better opportunity ahead of us. We don’t feel as if we are entirely alone. There is someone else who has been through what we are going through. When you are inspired you are motivated, and that is when you contribute and give of your services.
I started using WordPress in 2006. No one knows how to use software before they use it. The whole Web experience requires us to gain new skills. When you think about it the Web gained popularity in 1990, twenty-six years ago. Technology moves faster than human nature. We have to slow down in order to catch up with technology.
Slowing down means understanding the basics. When you know the basics that is when someone cannot take advantage of you. The tasks on the Web, and inside your Website, are mainly repetitive. Once you have learned them, they become second nature.
There must be a charge but the fee doesn’t have to be too high that you cannot afford to pay someone for their time. We have developed a society that wants everything free. We are in the business of free selling. If it is free we’ll take it. Unfortunately free doesn’t deliver. When we value our time, and other people’s time, enough for a fair exchange, we contribute something of ourselves and share this with others.
When you get together in person a conversation starts in real time. This is what I call a real time paradigm. And this is why I decided to be a Website Consultant, a Copywriter, and Mentor. If your need is beyond my scope of experience, I can refer you to the right people.
We live in a different time. Most of what we learn we now have to unlearn. This doesn’t make sense at first, but it is true. Life has changed. The Web is here to stay. We love it. We use it every day. But how and what and why is an enigma. Depending on whose sales pitch you listen to you’ll get different results.
I chose to be a Mentor to those who need help with their presence on the Web. My passion is helping people because there were people who helped me along the way as I learned. They were Mentors too. I follow their example.
How many to do articles have you read?
Too many and you’re still trying to figure out how to do something. You only get to figure things out if someone shows you how it is done. Then you become competent, and can do it as well, but with your style.
There are so many experts who claim they can do so much. Guaranteed success. Hundreds of people have made it, you can too. Everyone has the potential to succeed, but the journey to success is very different from the “easy to do,” or “save time and money.” A real expert will tell you how difficult it is, but this should be an inspiration. There will always be another list of however many things to do for the perfect outcome. None of those lists work, we all have our own way of doing things. Your success starts when you decide you’re ready to learn, because you want to.
Meet other WordPress users and join the conversation online and offline. Get news about WordPress. Start a WordPress blog, or a Website. WordPress has a way of bringing people together.
Meetup in Chicago
- WordPress Bloggers Meetup
- Copywriting and Content Marketing Meetup
- Chicago Advanced WordPress Meetup
- Chicago Northside WordPress Meetup
- Chicago Self-Publishing Group
When you go to Meetups you’ll meet me there, and I hope to see you as well. It’s part of the conversation online and offline. We have all the tools at our fingertips. Let’s make use of them.
WordPress In-Person Workshops
When someone shows you how, it makes all the difference.