As a blogger, sometimes you wonder which way you’re heading as you spent hours blogging, losing sleep while increasing your intake of caffeine.
If someone who doesn’t understand this “blogging madness” sees you at it, you’ll probably be told to get a life!
When you started out with a new blog, you’re usually on high octane hope…but then, as you plod along, you realize that maybe it isn’t all that enjoyable anymore.
For example, when you don’t see your blog being ordained at least a Google PR3 or PR4, are you gonna sing the PageRank blues?
How many of us do experience this kind of angst somewhere down the line?
It’s the same feeling we get when we’re dealing with other projects like your job, hobby or business venture.
For each person, there are always reasons…either to push on or call it a day. Where do you stand in the Ups and Downs of your career?
Are you a winner?
According to author Seth Godin in his book, “The Dip,” winners are the ones with the ability to escape dead ends quickly. They are focused and motivated. They usually bounce back.
To them, a Dip is just a temporary setback. They’ll push on until they break the barrier and go on to better things.
Are you a loser?
The Dip need not be permanent, but to a loser it’s a Cul-de-Sac which will never get better no matter how hard he or she tries. There’s no escape. It’s the moment of truth for the loser. Quitting is the final solution.
Godin had written two other interesting, thought-provoking business books – “Purple Cow” and “Small Is The New Big.”
“The Dip” should make you sit down for a while to ponder whether you’re in for the long haul no matter what comes in between or you’re gonna throw in the towel in the face of adversity.