Photo above ... The Meditation Pond at Our Lady of the Angels church. A place I perhaps need to visit again as I've much to think about.
Not long ago I began visiting a website that touted they had great SEO advice and by utilizing this information one could excel to top pages in searches. With sagging sales at my etsy shop, lack of new followers to my blog and a need to acquire more in-depth knowledge on the care and feeding of SEO, I bit upon the opportunity. The information was good though not any well kept secret known only to privy insiders. I'd seen most of it before, just in a different context and in different words.
Today I revisited the site and a question was asked about what our pain-point was and so I commented:
"I think my biggest pain point is that it all takes far too much time to constantly be promoting and getting backlinks and keeping everything up-to-date and current … from blogging to facebook to websites. It leaves me with little time to create and even less time to just have a LIFE ! Maybe nothing truly worthwhile is easy but does one really have to sacrifice their life in order to be a success on the internet?"
The reply by the author of the website :
"Does one really have to sacrifice their life in order to be a success on the internet?
I'm having a difficult time with this summation and am questioning if the end really justify the means. The whole idea of being a success on the Internet is to achieve a better lifestyle so this contradiction has me torn. Does the end truly justify the means? Is it really worth the sacrifices of time, the forfeiture of one's life to gain monetary advantages? I suppose that all businesses require an inordinate amount of time, devotion and self-sacrifice to grasp and sustain success. Am I willing to sacrifice so much? Life is far too short! So what's the answer?
How do you feel about this and how much are you willing to do for and give up to be a success?