Back in late Winter, early Spring, Covid-19 hit the world and the term “Social Distancing” began making the rounds. This began some contemplation about starting my website. The thought had been in the back of my mind for some years, but now I was taking it a bit more seriously. Okay, what do I do next and how do I do it?
I soon joined a blogging group on Facebook and thus began my foray into almost everything “Social Media” has to offer. I even joined Pinterest. Ugh….Scott loves it. Me, not so much. I have to ask him to explain to me, yet again, how to make a board and create a pin. I always get the, “I showed you this. already.” I fire back with, “It’s my chemo brain. Leave me alone.” Not too childish, eh?
Back to the blogging group. I posted a question to ask for some guidance in creating my website and the help came in the form of a young woman, from Iowa, named Kelly – I knew I liked her for a reason – HaHa. I was instantly confident that she was the one to get this “thing” going. It was certainly a breath of fresh air to have a conversation with my new friend. I was completely honest with Kelly in the fact that I am by no means a marketing guru or a “Social Media” wizard and lastly, I am quite technologically challenged. At times, I believe this to be an understatement, but Kelly never once spoke to me as if I were dense. I felt the need to explain my chemo brain, but there were no worries on her end.
First, I needed a name for my soon to be formed site. One of the names that immediately popped into my brain was Face It, Head On. A play on words with the whole oral cancer situation, but I assure you that my site is for everyone. No one will be turned away. It’s not in my nature to do such a thing. Kelly created some pages on my newly formed website and made a page for my blog posts to sit. I share inspirational quotes and I became engaged with affiliate marketing. This is just a way to bring products that I love to the people who follow my story. I was beginning to feel like I was in over my head, but….
One thing at a time….
I link my stories through social media and I continue to write the book that I have been working on for the past few years. As my dear friend, Kathy often reminds me – Don’t work on it, just do it. I do, however, remind myself that this is not a race. A deadline is all well and good, but I deal with extreme fatigue. Every day brings new challenges, but if I Face It, Head On, I can accomplish more than I ever dreamt could be possible.
Until Next Week, K – xo