I’ve a friend who had an accident six years ago, while he was carried by his friend on a motorcycle. Suddenly, a truck hit them hard from behind and dragged my friend for 20 meters and the truck’s tire ended up crushing his thighs. Not just that, some ribs got pushed upward and needed to be operated.
The accident paralyzed his legs. He cannot move them, and of course, walk. A couple of weeks ago, he discovered that one of his hip bones (I don’t know what doctors name them) strucked out of his skin (in a slowly manner, of course. Not like those alien movies ) and once again he needed a surgery. This time, it caused him barely sit at all. If he used to use a wheel chair, now all he can do is lying since he is not allowed to sit for a long time. In addition, due to broken veins and nerve systems, his legs shrink, darken and easily bleed if bumped to even a soft surface like car leather seats.
Having his life changed drastically only in days, losing parts of the body people can see, caused him a sudden unconfident where he became sensitive to people he doesn’t know. He is 27 years old and meeting new people including girls and women seems to be one of the situations he must face with his current situation. Often he refuse to meet up new friends because he thinks they make fun of him or feel disgust in their thoughts.
What does it have to do with Make Money Online?
Focus on what you have
I told you that my friend is paralyzed half his body down. But he still has his arms, hands, eyes, ears work very well. And the most important, his brain. Losing his legs will make him able to do only 8,000 things from 10,000 things he could if he hadn’t had the accident. But, 8,000 is better than doing nothing at all.
- Your blog may not have the best design, but it turns out that you’re doing good at making articles, telling them to your readers and enchant them with your style of writing.
- You may find your writing skill is fair. So, you can present your valuable opinions that will distract people’s attention from your style of writing. Give them your own compelling thoughts and readers will care less about your grammar and verbal skills.
- You do well with graphics and visuals. If you found out that you’re more into designs and layouts, you can make your skill a business. This might be implemented in offering services for bloggers or companies to do the designs for their online identity. Maybe this means leaving your early intention to make money blogging. But in my opinion, before we become someone who knows precisely 100% what’s the best for us, we should write down our plans with pencils instead of pens.
- You’re good at analyzing data. Looks like you can provide a good service extracting information from a various range of data. SEO is related to analyzing traffic data, discovering what kind of content people like, how readers find your site, how’s their navigating characteristics, where they usually click and what makes them interested in interacting more with your site. If you find yourself good in reading such patterns and making conclusions, you can start offering your service on how people can maximize their site’s potential.
Simply accept what you don’t have
No blog is a perfect blog. A blog with good thoughts may have a design makes people prefer to read the content through RSS feed. Some others make it difficult to search for old posts while some update less frequently but deliver quality content when they post.
How to keep survive for months and years? We should realize what we’re lack on and more focus to what we do better. We shouldn’t concern much on “If I can make a better design and post everyday, I can make my bounce rate as low as 0%!”.
No, we should do it one at a time. If we’re better at writing articles, we’ll post regularly as often as possible, keeping the design matter away for some time. If we already make it a habit and there’s eventually some time to set a new design, then we can think about it. But if we’re not there yet, it’s better to maximize what we have instead of worrying about our weaknesses.
There are so much other talents hidden on every each of bloggers. Keep developing on things you find yourself good at and never be distracted to what people think of what you’re not very good at. Focus on and maximize what you do best.
Those are the things I got about how we should deal with things we’re not very good at. Have you any other experience you’d like to share? How do you treat your weak spots?
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