Talking About It

Talk About It

 

Talking About It Doesn’t Work!

You can talk about ways to improve your position in the search engines and increase traffic to your website until you are blue in the face, but until you take action, absolutely nothing is going to happen. We’ve all been there.

It’s a little like joining the local fitness center to get in shape, paying the fees every month, but then not actually going there and working out. (Yes, I have done this too!)

If you want to see change, you need to take action.

Albert Einstein was thought to have had the perfect definition for insanity – “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

We all know that social media can make a significant difference for our business. We get excited about it initially, but then we go right back to not using the fabulous ways of networking with others, or we start making it all about us, or our business.

Slowly but surely, we are right back to where we started.

The same thing happens with blogging. It works so dang well, that for some reason we stop doing it. We stop doing the very things that helped us. Before long, we stop networking by commenting on blogs, we stop writing guest author articles, and our own blogging schedule slows to virtually nothing. Why?

Over and over again, we hear that actively participating in a forum community can help us, that it can even keep our attitudes in check, and help inspire us. What do we do? We post a few posts and right about the time we get very close to truly connecting with others, we disappear and stop posting.

It doesn’t take long again before we are back to where we started, asking what we can do to improve our position in the search engines and increase traffic and sales.

When will we learn that talking about it doesn’t work?

J. Cricket Walker ofย CricketWalker.com

  1. Amy SueAmy Sue04-19-2011

    Huh? Were you talking to me?

    Just kidding! What a great reminder that you can’t just talk the talk, you need to walk the walk too.

    Thanks for the kick in the heinie, I needed it. ;o)
    ~Amy Sue

  2. CricketCricket04-19-2011

    LOLOL! I usually teach exactly what I need the most. I needed this kick (for me) right now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. KarenKaren04-19-2011

    Kick in the butt time. Consistency is so important and my internet activities lack that quality. Doing’ fine in the rest of my life, but online? Occasionally. From time to time, or simply run out of time. LOLOL

  4. JennyJenny04-19-2011

    Good reminder, thank you Cricket. I haven’t posted for ages, well it feels like ages. As they say consistency is better than the odd flash in the pan.

  5. DerekDerek04-19-2011

    I tend to talk and talk and talk and talk and forget to actually use the advice i just read on a SEO blog. Perhaps i have a short attention span.

    What we talking about again?

    I usually spend my whole weekend working some SEO stuff, updating a few blog pages and some marketing. Would be easier if i did a little each day during the week and have nothing to do on the weekend. It 7 minutes it will be my birthday.

    I learn a lot from reading the posts on V7N everyday. Unlike some people, V7N is like a school. You miss a few class’s and you are behind everyone and need to get yourself caught up.

    Dang, i talk to much.

  6. Evan KoenigEvan Koenig04-20-2011

    You’re exactly right, Cricket, though your comment paints with a wider brush than I believe you intended. I sat and talked for a few years now about how I needed to write a book using a story…pick one!…from all the ones I’d had cruising through my mind. Now, a couple of months later, I’m barreling through Part II, ready to go back after and revise Part I again, then do final edits and start shipping it off as I turn my attention to another writing project.

    You’re exactly right…gotta start startin’ to finish.

  7. Cindy J GuziakCindy J Guziak04-20-2011

    I think I may have identified the issue… After hearing about something, and trying that something, and getting relatively good at that something, and seeing results from that something…. that something turns into a SHOULD.

    From “I want to ___” and “I wish I could ___” to “I’ve started to ___” and “Damm.. Im getting pretty good at __”, its great. Seeing the success is the best. But then, it turns into “I have to ____” and “I really need to ____ again/more often”.

    Boo Hoo!

  8. Doc SheldonDoc Sheldon04-20-2011

    You do have a knack for hitting just the right nerve, doncha, Cricket? Okay, point taken… I’ll shut up and put up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Ross BarberRoss Barber04-21-2011

    Well said! I think too often we move onto other techniques which are newer and perhaps more risky and forget about the ones which brought us the success in the first place! Keeping up with the tried & tested techniques is just as important to adapting to the new ones which come along… it’s finding a balance which can be the hardest part!

  10. Jim TsapJim Tsap04-21-2011

    Thinking and talking is good at some point. But what we all are waiting is to take action and ofcourse listen to what others have to say.

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