As a follow up to my opening post –It’s about time…to move on…to here* – I realized I needed to let go of something to gain some “free time.” In examining priorities I had to consider where my time might best be spent, so on Tuesday I resigned my Moderator position at ABestWeb (ABW) the large marketing forum where I’ve been active for the last six years.
At one time ABW was once considered the “standard” in the affiliate marketing industry. However, as with most forums today, ABW is faced with a serious decline in “serious” activity because of the dilution of social media (industry blogs, Facebook and, yes, even twitter.) Figured I might as well start my own blog – about my affiliate marketing experiences over the years. Then I can at least monetize some of my rants…that I would normally be posting in forums – and, in effect, “giving” my narrative to them to monetize. No “sour grapes” about my time being a Mod at ABW, and I do plan to remain (somewhat) active there – as a plain ol’ member – as long as the current leadership does not undergo drastic changes.
Narrative is what brings people to a website. I figure I have some experiences to share – that someone may find either interesting or useful. Life experiences (yeah, I have been around a while – let’s just say I recently celebrated the 30-something anniversary of a 30-something birthday), job experiences (from when I had a day j*b), and even online marketing experiences. The fun part of life experiences and the affiliate marketing experiences should provide a few narrative opportunities.* I imagine that opening post will eventually become the “About” page.