I’ve owned numerous websites over the years. Too many to count by this point and honestly, most probably aren’t even worth counting anyway. While it’s true that some of these websites were successful, most typically ended in utter failure with the domain name quietly expiring and slipping into the purgatory-like state known as the domain name aftermarket (GoDaddy Auctions).
In the past, I would have determined the overwhelming ratio of my failures to my successes to be a bad thing. But with time I’ve come to understand that we learn from our failures. Perhaps even more so than from our success(es)? Ok!
So what have I learned thus far?
- There are very few shortcuts to internet success
- I pretty much suck at affiliate marketing (but that’s Ok!)
- Blackhat works, but doing SEO the right way works better
- I’m not a long-form blogger, nor do I care to be
- If I won’t enjoy the project, don’t take it
^ All good things to know. Self-reflection and introspection are powerful tools.
With that, I’ll leave you with a quote from my favorite author because, well, it’s my blog and I have the clout to do that sort of thing around here.
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
—J. R. R. Tolkien