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Which door to choose? The internet is a vast sea of infinite possibilities. How do you narrow down to just one idea? It seems like everyone else can do it, right? Or is that just me?
I've had my own struggles with this, and it's still in progress.
The Roads I've Traveled
Never mind the last twelve years of playing website musical chairs, even now I have several sites I'm not ready to completely give up on. And once in awhile, I get a tiny bit of feedback letting me know they're not ready to give up on me. So how do I choose which one to focus on?
Maybe you've had this struggle, too. Whether you have overcome it by now or are still in the thick of it, there's no denying the challenge of paring down the options.
Currently I've got izanamikun.com, metaphysiology.com, and of course startfreelancing.com. Each one has a completely different focus: Izanamikun is about gaming, Metaphysiology is about the mental and/or spiritual aspects of the world, and this one is self explanatory. I don't want to choose, and yet...
Don't Stretch Yourself Too Thin
All the "gurus" and rich players of the internet game say the same thing: pick one, and do it well. But what if you want to pick two or three, and still do them well? The consensus is that you can't. There's only so much time in a day and you're only one person.
Yet I have trouble accepting that. Izanamikun has an increase in traffic, but no real participation. Metaphysiology is just sitting there, no real plans (because I've got no time) and got three new likes in the past day. Start Freelancing... oh boy that's a whole other ballgame.
This Site So Far
In the last couple of months, I've tried to post once a week (with no real increase in anything) and then got asked if I was considering selling my site. I figured it's not doing anything, maybe it's for the best. I put it up for sale (link here) and changed things so Sedo could park my page. They're a leader in domain selling, it seemed like a great idea.
After about a week, I realized it wasn't. Well, it's still for sale, and I'm still willing to sell it if the offer is right. I don't mind, I can rebuild under a different domain with the profit from the sale, no big deal. But their page parking? Yeah, it's not so great.
Now that I'm working on the site again, changing the DNS servers back to Weebly is taking a lot longer than I expected.
But What About The Eggs?
The saying goes 'don't put all your eggs in one basket.' My grandma always explained that's because if you drp the basket, all your eggs are ruined and you have nothing left to eat or sell from the effort of raising and harvesting from these chickens. She was raised on a farm, so it wasn't just a saying but a way of life. You just don't start something out with the idea that it's all-or-nothing. That's not smart.
So in the end, diversify. But also manage your time. That's the only answer, I guess. Figure out how to do it all, but understand in the beginning you can't do everything you want to in the long run.
If this site is the one that kicks off, I'm sure I'll find a bajillion things to do with it, things to offer and all that. Same with the other two. But until one shows more promise than the others, I've got to find a way to keep working on all three. Because if any one fails, I'll still have the other two as possibilities.
What do you think? Is it smart or stupid? Or is it neither, and just personal preference? Comment below, on Facebook or Twitter. I'd love your feedback, good or bad.
As I begin this anew, I know only one thing: that I know nothing. Learn with me, and together we will figure this out.
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