The summer has deflated me. This incessant heat makes me feel partially melted, and I can’t seem to focus my soggy brain. But through the last four weeks, I’ve put up an author platform, (website, twitter and face book page) as well as a blog for my writing and a website and blog to post information on Zen, my African Grey Parrot.
It was NOT easy. I am not a computer newbie. I’ve used a computer for the past twenty years to earn a living as a graphic designer. I even have some experience in putting up and maintaining basic websites as well. But I have to say, this was challenging. The technical difficulties on setting up a blog, hooking email response up, linking twitter (which I have no experience with, I’m still not sure how a hashtag works), and struggling through WordPress, (I have since switched over to a square-space platform and I think I will be much happier.)…plugins and widgets has left me feeling like I am standing in the middle of the road, staring wide-eyed at the flashing lights.
If a real car comes along I may not have the sense of mind to get out of the way! LOL. But, here I am, posting another blog comment. So what am I trying to say? Don’t get discouraged. Rome was not built in a day. I think I finally can put that popular saying into practical application.
I have a another popular saying on my wall, pinned rather than nicely framed, but it still does its job.. The only difference between winners and losers, – Winners don’t give up. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Remind yourself of what you HAVE accomplished, and give yourself a break. And keep on plugging. It may seem daunting, it may take years, but so what? If you don’t do it, you won’t have it at all. But if you keep at it, one day, .. one very wonderful day, you will wake up and say.. “TODAY is the day, I did it. I accomplished what I started. And you will feel.. fantastic! I”m still waiting for that day. But I am looking forward to feeling that success. Looking forward to it with great anticipation. And you can bet I will let you know when it happens!