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My Journey – Introduction


My Journey – Introduction
By Lori Drzewiecki: The Method to My Madness

This is my first blog ever and thank you for reading it. This is my introduction to the world. For better or for worse I am taking the leap into blogging. Please be patient with me while I test these waters and get my bearings.
Whatever am I going to even talk about? Well This first one is more about the point of my website. Actually an introduction to the business side of it. From here I plan to take you on my business and website journey. I’m hoping my journey, for its ups and downs will help someone through their own journey. Maybe by knowing all the mistakes I’ve made I can help one of you not make that mistake. My successes may inspire you to do the same thing. My frustrations may make you think about how you can avoid your own, or maybe even help someone through theirs. Follow me as I blog about the various stepping stones I placed under my feet on the journey to the website The Method to My Madness.
My main goal for this was to help fellow business owners promote their businesses. I have done my share of business promotion from networking to word of mouth, to Facebook to the traditional forms with ads and such. Some work great other’s I have a few issues with. Some are costly, while many are not effective anymore. I wanted to put my own twist on marketing and networking in a convenient and concise place where it is cost effective while offering a number of options.
On to a bit about the business side, of The Method to My Madness.
The Method to My Madness is a combination of two concepts. Business Networking Tools and Home Tools were developed from my life experiences. I, started this endeavor when I realized that others may benefit from these concepts. Although they are unconventional at times they are typically effective.
The moto is Promoting Effective Action Through Strategic Solutions. This comes from my unconventional ways of looking at tasks and creating systems to accomplish the tasks in a more efficient way, both timely and costly.
Business Networking is a necessity, particularly for small businesses. I felt there were some drawbacks to the standard networking platform. Since a business needs to be in front of a customer about 12 times before they become real or come to the forefront of the mind of a customer, offering ways to help fellow businesses became a mission. The question became how to make an effective tool to achieve this goal that other businesses would want.
Virtual Networking became that tool. Learning about businesses, Endorsing businesses, and Collecting Business Cards, are the three main activities when networking. The Virtual Networking pages becomes the starting point for a business wanting to become a community member. Once a business card has been uploaded, whether by someone wanting to refer a business or someone wanting to add their own business, Introductions and Endorsements for that business can be created. Just like in networking, it’s about referrals and/or endorsements. Once a business decides to join the family they have the choice of Business Basic or Business Insider. These both offer business cards to be placed on just about every page on the site, there are a few exceptions. Seeing a business card 12 times is highly likely, especially if a person clicks on one and checks out the business’ page to find out even more about the business.
This tool, now becomes more than just a networking tool it is also and advertising tool. Depending on the level of membership the benefits for a business are extensive. See the Business Memberships for more about the benefits.
Whether you only want to be a part of the business side or the home side, or maybe you want to belong to both, check out the benefits in the memberships: Business Memberships and Home Memberships. Join The Method to My Madness family and help us help you bring all the benefits this site has to offer to your home and your business.
Thanks for reading, Next one will be – Content
Lori
The Method to My Madness
PS. Follow Me at:
Website: The Method to My Madness
Facebook: Solutions by Lori, llc The Method to My Madness
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBVax_6zlE1OYV8woBiNxQ
Twitter: @LorisMadness
LinkedIn:
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March 15, 2016

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My Journey – Content


By Lori Drzewiecki: The Method to My Madness

Thank you for coming back. My first blog was my introduction. If you missed it, be sure to check it out.
On to Content.
The questions become do I even have enough content to have a website or even a blog? I have all these ideas swimming in my head. Will anyone care? There is so much out there already who cares what I have to say? I don’t even know how to blog. How often should I blog? How long should my blogs be? Why do I need to blog anyway? Why should I express my content in this format?
The answers are; Yes, I have content. Content is throughout my site and just bursting out of my head. The best time for me to come up with ideas is when I am trying to go to sleep. I am sure everyone can relate to that. My brain has its own brain storming sessions; I’ve learned to go with it.
The only one way to find out if anyone cares, is to blog and create the website. No one will know what is inside you if you don’t express it. Right? So here I am trying to get the thoughts out of my head and into a blog. You may not care about 90% of them, but if I can connect with you on one, then maybe I’m doing okay. The same is true for you. Step out of your comfort zone and do it.
I’ll be 100% honest here, at the risk of failure from the get go, I absolutely hate blogs. Yep I said it, I hate them. Why? If I want to read what you have to say, I JUST want to read what you have to say. I don’t want to have to click 10 times to get to the blog. I don’t want commercials blaring in the back ground. I have no patience for pages to load all the advertising (affiliates), most of which is for shock value. So this is what will set me apart from the rest, even if you don’t like what I have to say, you will at least be able to read it. I may say the same thing as 100 other people but you will be able to read it. So set yourself apart from the rest. Find your niche and run with it. It may take a while, but if you look at what is already out there, it is amazing to see what is actually successful. If you are a serious business person or just a serious blogger with content someone will follow you.
To answer the issues of I don’t know how to blog and how long should my blogs be I searched for tips on blogging. There were a number of lists of tips. I saved them in my favorites and refer to the often. I strongly suggest if you want to blog to search them out. I’m not going to get into them at this point, as I am sure you can google them on your own. I may not be great at this blogging thing but I feel much better about giving it a try.
Finally, why do I need to blog anyway? Why should I express my content in this format? This was a big one for me. My confidence was not high, I didn’t have a clear path to my goal and quite frankly I missed the point altogether at the beginning. Remember I said I hate blogs. Yep I let my personal feelings about something get in the way of my possible success. I was actually so overwhelmed with what I wanted in the website (my content) I literally couldn’t focus on it. I focused on the task of creating my website, I jumped with both feet, I didn’t take the time to optimize my future success. Will I be able to overcome the huge failure? Only time will tell.
So if you are considering a business where you want people to hear your ideas and you want those ideas to be part of a website. Blog about them first. Your website can be just your blog page or pages at first. They don’t all have to be up and running. Blogging is the best way to premarket your website. I’ll get more into that in the next couple of blogs. For now, start writing! Get tips! Put your ideas and thoughts on paper! Create a list of them to expand upon later. The key is to start writing if you want to optimize your success for the future.
Thanks for reading, Next one will be – Time for yourself
Lori
The Method to My Madness
PS. Follow Me at:
Website: The Method to My Madness
Facebook: Solutions by Lori, llc The Method to My Madness
YouTube: Lori Drzewiecki
Twitter: @LorisMadness
LinkedIn:
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March 17, 2016

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