Happy New Year everyone.
I hope your celebrations were safe and enjoyable.
At our house, I arrived home from work a little before 11:00 PM, so there wasn’t much time to kill before the ball dropped.
We aren’t the head out and party in the New Year type, so I had picked up a magnum of Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante. We like our sparkling wine on New Year’s Eve. 🙂
Due to the relatively tough times we’ve let our situation devolve into over the last 20 years or so, it’s pretty much been a running joke on New Year’s Eve that “this will be our year”. Well, I decided not to go that route this year, instead proclaiming “this is our year”. None of that “will be” crap for me this year. By making a running gag of it, we’ve essentially admitting we give up on the new year before it’s even started. Not me, not this year.
This year belongs to me!!
I’m not saying I’ll be rolling in beds of cash by the end of this year, although that would be nice. 🙂
By laying claim to 2016, I’m simply stating that I will continue to build on the momentum that I started creating during the last couple months of 2015 when I created only 3 posts fewer in November and December than I had created the previous 22 months. I went from averaging 1 post every 2 weeks to averaging one post every other day during those last two months.
Although I’m still struggling to create the revenue generating articles which be a major contributor to my online success, I know that just doing these little posts regularly keeps me active and thinking, which will provide me with the breakthrough I need. It really is only a matter of time and perseverance.
I have no idea what my earnings progress will look like when 2016 is over, but I know it will be more than it is at this moment. I don’t think one can earn less than zero, lol. And yes, I know the expenses I am incurring put me in the negative, but that is simply start up capital as far as I’m concerned.
Look for monthly progress reports as to traffic and earnings on my blog here. I am truly starting over from scratch with my internet marketing life and in addition to providing followers with some realistic ideas of the good and bad of being an affiliate marketer, I’m hoping to help myself to stop staring at my stagnant stats on a daily basis. Damn, what an unproductive habit that is.
Cheers to a fantastic 2016 for everyone who decides to make it fantastic.
Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas for 2016 in the comment section.
P.S. I had to laugh when I was saving a draft of this article and noticed I already had one with a similar title, Ready or not: Which am I? That was posted in January 2014. Apparently, I wasn’t ready yet because I only had 24 posts in all of 2014 and only posted in 6 of the 12 months. Sporadic activity does not lead to steady traffic. 2015 was a complete bust until November and December.
Again, hurray for 2016!!!