Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The learning curve

It seems I have to keep learning the same lesson over and over—the one about just going with the flow when my day is nothing like I'd planned. And the one about asking for help.

Now that my coaching website has officially launched, the web designer has turned over to me the "care and feeding" of the site. Mind you, I'm a journalist/writer-turned-coach. I'm not a techie, though I can certainly find my way around the web. So I have a steep learning curve right now. And that might be an understatement! I'm learning about auto responders, mail merge and a million other new things.

Today (I'm writing this on Monday) I had planned to spend time becoming familiar with the scheduling calendar you can find on my my website Calendar page. I need to learn how to block out unavailable times for those no-obligation, complimentary strategy sessions I offer.

First, though, I thought I'd just dash off some of the week's daily blogs and prepare my May ezine for delivery tomorrow. Of course, very little went right. By early afternoon I was at the point of tearing my hair out. Well, not literally. But you get the picture.

Time to stop and take some deep breaths. And put out a cry for help to my wise and faithful web designer (Karin at Graddy Solutions). Sadly, though, I spent a good share of my day trying one thing and another before I called for help. Sometimes trial and error is a good way to learn. Today probably wasn't the best day for that.

So if you have trouble with anything on my website (such as leaving comments), please don't be embarrassed to ask for help. And do tell me if something isn't working for you. Believe me, I'll understand. Been there, done that. And I will probably be there again!

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