I woke up this morning with a powerful realization. I have felt for a few days now that I have been getting more and more frustrated with what I’m trying to do online. My realization is rather simple, but profound, at least for me. So here it is:

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The more time I spend finding resources about doing things online, the less time I spend actually doing the things I want to do online and creating the things I want to create. There is an almost infinite amount of information available about virtually any topic on the web. Some of this information is terrific, some of it is worse than useless, but I just can’t look at all of it. There’s just too much of it, and if I try to look at all of it, or even everything that seems interesting, all I will ever do is read about blogging, or any other topic. I’ll never actually get to writing the post.

So at least for today, I am committing to myself to focus on doing, starting with this post. In the long run, I don’t know how ongoing to find the balance, there is very interesting and very useful data out there. For now though I’m just going to focus on doing.

How do you balance what you do online? Please comment, I’d love to hear your methods.

  • Well AC, for me the balance seems to work itself out eventually…:-)

    There is something to be said for random chaos also!

    I suspect that if we just focus on doing, point the canoe downstream, and let ‘er flow…;-)

    Have a great Sunday!

    Mtn Jim

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      Thanks for the comment Mtn Jim,

      for me – I have a hard time finding the balance – is so easy for me to end up with 100+ tabs open of things that I “want to look at”

      then eventually safari crashes under the load and I start looking again….

      Andy

  • Well AC, for me the balance seems to work itself out eventually…:-)

    There is something to be said for random chaos also!

    I suspect that if we just focus on doing, point the canoe downstream, and let ‘er flow…;-)

    Have a great Sunday!

    Mtn Jim

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      Thanks for the comment Mtn Jim,

      for me – I have a hard time finding the balance – is so easy for me to end up with 100+ tabs open of things that I “want to look at”

      then eventually safari crashes under the load and I start looking again….

      Andy

  • I totally understand what your are saying. It is so easy to spend time reading and not doing. There is so much data that is a click away.

    What keeps me in action is knowing my purpose. I set targets and goals based upon my purpose. Anything that does not directly contribute to that purpose dropped.

    Sheila

  • I totally understand what your are saying. It is so easy to spend time reading and not doing. There is so much data that is a click away.

    What keeps me in action is knowing my purpose. I set targets and goals based upon my purpose. Anything that does not directly contribute to that purpose dropped.

    Sheila

  • I’ve learned the hard way… spending to much time looking around. I’ve had to quit commenting on the forums, and I’ve canceled memberships sites that I joined and I’m getting ready to cancel more.

    I’ve found a direction and I’m not going to let anything stand in my way.

    I find it hard to produce product and market at the same time. Any suggestions?

  • I’ve learned the hard way… spending to much time looking around. I’ve had to quit commenting on the forums, and I’ve canceled memberships sites that I joined and I’m getting ready to cancel more.

    I’ve found a direction and I’m not going to let anything stand in my way.

    I find it hard to produce product and market at the same time. Any suggestions?

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    Sheila – thanks for your comment – the thing that’s hard for me is there’s so much information out there that could really be helpful to my purpose – but there’s SOOO much more information out there in general… sometimes it’s hard to figure out what’s important…

    Kathy – I totally agree and love your dedication – but I’m concerned that if I leave to many online places then I’m not helping to build community and awareness that are what will bring people to my products – it’s a hard balance.

    Andy

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    Sheila – thanks for your comment – the thing that’s hard for me is there’s so much information out there that could really be helpful to my purpose – but there’s SOOO much more information out there in general… sometimes it’s hard to figure out what’s important…

    Kathy – I totally agree and love your dedication – but I’m concerned that if I leave to many online places then I’m not helping to build community and awareness that are what will bring people to my products – it’s a hard balance.

    Andy