Now that I have been writing for a little over one month, I realize that it takes more than key strokes and ideas to make money. I have been researching (or at least trying to) Search Engine Optimization (SEO), keywords, and backlinks, but I can't seem to wrap my brain around all of it. I'd like to think I am a reasonably intelligent woman and I absorb information fairly easily, but this has me a little stumped.
My attention span seems to be a major part of the problem. I typically don't find technical things very interesting, so all this talk of spiders and rankings is not exactly music to my ears. Another thing that is posing a challenge for me is that I have been searching the web for this information, but I think I'm going about it all wrong. I need to go old school...I need a book. I need to physically hold a book in my hand, highlight pages, and bend corners. I need to use sticky notes and scribble in the margins. I need to be able to run my fingers along the words so that I can absorb them through osmosis. This may sound crazy and a bit "pre-webstoric," but I'm no spring chicken!
So I will soon be taking a field trip to my local bookstore. This is not a matter of just learning something new for fun, learning this information will mean the difference between becoming successful or not. I'm in it to win it!