Sueblimely Still Standing, Better Than I Ever Did

I have considered blogging here again for a while now. Similar to writing to an old friend, who you have not been in contact with for a long time, I found it hard to know where to start. I decided to stop making excuses. Waiting until I had redesigned my theme was one of the main reasons. I am now putting off procrastinating; that can wait until another day.

I could have just written one of my tutorial type posts but that did not seem personal enough; after all, this is a blog, not an instruction manual. I want to connect and communicate with you and not talk at you.

Financial issues saw me alter my focus and enter the world of affiliate marketing/MLM. I did not think this blog was the vehicle for promotion. Instead I turned my attention to other avenues, for advertising purposes and connecting with others who were also committed to making some money online.

This included me writing on a different blog, Making Money Methods Online. Although it has served its purpose for advertising, I have not found it satisfying to write. I miss the community that developed through this blog.  Comments were scarce on the other. You cannot really expect those you are competing with you for referrals to comment, unless they too are bloggers who understand the importance of commenting for social networking purposes and for raising their own online profile.

I have built up a network of business contacts via Skype, Facebook, Twitter and various marketing networks.  For me, the most satisfying aspect of  this business networking has been mentoring, teaching newcomers and collaborating on building teams; groups of people who are willing to help each other.  I can then ignore the less savory aspects of affiliate marketing and feel that I am doing some good by helping others succeed.

Instead of needing to concentrate all my time on learning about the online marketing business I am now able to turn my attention here again. By returning to this blog I aim to,  once again, share my knowledge of the huge range of  resources and tools available to help with blogging, social networking and promoting yourself online. My time away has not been wasted as I have also learned a great deal that is of relevance here too.

To help me get started again, I have joined Gavin Mountford’s Networking Superstars team. I will talk more about that some other time; for now I just want to say welcome to my team members and all who are reading this.

For those of you who thought I had disappeared forever, to quote Elton John “I’m still standing, better than I ever did”

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I am Sue Bride, a Professional Blogger, Web Developer and Internet Marketer from the Mornington Peninsula, Australia. Here I talk about tools and resources for Blogging, Social Media, Networking, Wordpress, SEO, Images and Marketing. I create Wordpress sites for charity and small business.

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13 Comments

  1. Posted October 10, 2012 at | Permalink

    Welcome back Sue. I look forward to coming back here more regularly as I always found your post to be very useful.

  2. Posted October 10, 2012 at | Permalink

    Good to see you back Sue and your pen in full flow. It can be difficult picking something up again, akin to getting in touch with a long lost relative or friend that you don’t know where to start, so just make excuse after excuse. You have done the hardest part now, so look forward to reading some more !
    Ed Blount recently posted…I joined ismAdsIncome, now what ?My Profile

  3. Posted October 10, 2012 at | Permalink

    Welcome back Sue. Back and posts are better than ever, very informative and well thought out

    to your success

  4. Posted October 10, 2012 at | Permalink

    Hi Ed and thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to comment. It is a testament to the hands on support, help and encouragement given by you and the other leaders of the IsmMagic social network.

    Yes, now that I have made the start it will be easier as I do have a lot to talk about. Despite my diversion into marketing, my interest in trying out new online tools and resources has not waned.

    For those who do not know him, Ed is one of the owners of ismMagic and it’s feeder program ismAdsIncome.
    Sueblimely recently posted…Managing Multiple Gmail AccountsMy Profile

  5. Posted October 11, 2012 at | Permalink

    Hello Sue,

    I just met you today when you comments on my blog and I enjoyed our conversation on Skype.

    I’m happy to see you are back and doing what you like to do.

    Looking forward to reading your posts; past and future.
    Monna Ellithorpe recently posted…What Is Squidoo?My Profile

    • Posted October 11, 2012 at | Permalink

      I enjoyed our chat too, Monna, and look forward to more in the future. I do seem to have regained my motivation for blogging now I am back “home” again.

  6. Posted October 13, 2012 at | Permalink

    What wonderful perspective, Susan. I’ve had the chance to network with you personally and you certainly are a very positive woman that knows what it takes to succeed online and is willing to help others. You are a true leader.
    Freddy Rodriguez recently posted…How to Be More Productive By Tweaking Your Morning RitualMy Profile

  7. Posted October 14, 2012 at | Permalink

    Sue, I can relate to changing focus which will change who and how you are blogging, or interacting with people in general.

    You had said “I could have just written one of my tutorial type posts but that did not seem personal enough; after all, this is a blog, not an instruction manual. I want to connect and communicate with you and not talk at you.”

    I too find this one a challenge at times, sharing knowledge and maybe missing out on the personal connection.

    I think it is a matter of where we place our focus and bring our heart into it.
    Mark A. Michael recently posted…Hope the Great UnknownMy Profile

  8. Posted October 14, 2012 at | Permalink

    Hi Michael, it is good to see you here. I think you can still write technical posts but bring yourself into them too by adding your own opinions and advice.

    I try to connect with readers via other social networks whenever possible too. Not everyone wants to leave comments especially questions but they are more willing to do so if you connect one to one with them.
    Sueblimely recently posted…Top 10 Free WordPress 3+ Photo ThemesMy Profile

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    Posted October 18, 2012 at | Permalink

    I’m glad your’e back – I’d almost forgotten about your blog until you popped up in my RSS reader.
    W recently posted…The Difference Between Academic Econometrics and Quantitative FinanceMy Profile

  10. Posted October 19, 2012 at | Permalink

    Thank you Freddy, that is praise indeed coming from you as you are so experienced and most definitely a true leader. I have thoroughly enjoyed our group video chats on Google Hangouts. It was great to get to know you all. Changing around the groups every month is valuable though. You meet people with different perspectives and knowledge as well as increasing our circle of helpful people.
    Sueblimely recently posted…What Shall I Blog About?My Profile

  11. Posted October 19, 2012 at | Permalink

    Thanks W. Perhaps you would care to fill in my questionnaire on the feedback page so that I can get an idea of what sort of posts you would like to read.

  12. Posted October 28, 2012 at | Permalink

    Hi Sue, welcome back :)
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