Though I’m grateful that you’re reading this, this blog is really more about me, than you. Sometimes I write something good and valuable, but mostly it’s about sharing my perspective.
As I was building out the Elephant’s Paycheck site, I remember seeing the first draft of the artwork & layout. It was really exciting. But, it took about 3-4 months to launch and by then it looked a little tired.
I realized the challenge with working on a creative idea for too long without launching. It ages with you and you lose a little perspective. That got me thinking about what lessons I could share of the process, rather than the subject of the Elephant’s Paycheck.
I thought it would be interested to share thoughts around building Elephant’s Paycheck (the business, not just the site) on this blog. It’s a craft project right now. Elephant’s Paycheck serves me to share a deep belief I’m passionate about while I learn about growing an audience, launching a product, writing a book, & more.
I’ve learned a lot already. In fact, I realize that the lessons I’m learning are valuable to my day job. I now also consider this product a continuing education.
Towards that end, I’m actively learning relevant new skills. It’s been ad hoc for a bit, but lately I’ve taken it one step further with a program (and a curriculum).
I’ve joined Authority, a content marketing training and networking community. The hardest part is sticking to a regular cadence of learning more about a topic, and then applying what I learn diligently. With so much going on, it’s very easy to fall back on old habits when it really serves me best to create new ones.
Have a look. If you’re blogging and trying to build an online community I’ve not come across membership more comprehensive than Authority. If you’re like me, and need a little more structure than you’d naturally have, you’ll really enjoy the return on the modest investment.
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