Holy Cow The Flood Gates Have Opened!

Holy cow indeed with ‘85 comments’ so far on my last post!

It has certainly been mind blowing to say the least, especially since this ONE POST has generated nearly double the number of comments received from my previous 120 posts combined!

It’s freakin’ amazing and I’ve got to say I am PUMPED TO THE MAX!

So what did I do differently in that post that created so much conversation?

Well, quite frankly, I just followed the advice given to me by my mentor, Alex Jeffreys. And that advice was simply to write about my experience with Internet marketing. In other words, I wrote my story.

The energy created with the overwhelming number of responses has been incredible! This obviously resonated with everybody as most people are still in that situation I was in for four years. But since this post, titled ‘Four Years Later and No Dream House?’, things are beginning to happen and I’m very excited to continue my journey and help you guys out.

Alex Jeffreys’ guidance for me to tell my story has been right on target. I’m going to continue applying his recommendations and will share what I’m doing on my journey.

Alex suggests we identify three things to work on next and that we hold ourselves accountable to get those three things completed. But before getting to the next steps, I wanted to assess how things were going by looking at what went well and what didn’t go so well.

On the up side:

–    I took action and wrote my story. In my previous four years online I hadn’t had this kind of dialogue with others in the IM industry. For the most part it had been a one-way conversation from me to them. I wanted to engage with my readers but just didn’t know how. And now, thanks to Alex, I’ve been able to do that by simply telling my own story. I will let you in on a little secret though – it took me way longer to write it than Alex may think, but it has more than paid off!

–    Traffic was great. And Alex helped me out here a lot by sending visitors to my site. So I owe him a big thank you for that! I also sent emails out to my loyal members and wrote some tweets on Twitter.

On the other side:

–    Wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming response and still haven’t personally been in contact with everyone. But I will be making contact and ask for your patience.

–    Had some technical issues – replies were not being nested under the applicable comments and had blocked comments. These were simple fixes with options in the WordPress settings.

So moving forward my next three steps will be:

1.    Continue to respond and personally connect with you, my readers 🙂
2.    Reach out to others who are struggling and invite them into our community.
3.    Improve my blog design to present a more open style of communication. I’m currently working with a contractor to help me do this.

So there you have it, my next steps moving forward. Stay tuned and I will let you know how things are progressing.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments just post below, I’m here to help out!

Keepin’ It Fresh,





12 Responses to Holy Cow The Flood Gates Have Opened!

  1. Ed October 15, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Hey Donna, Congrats for being featured in alex new product. You change the way people see how blog should be write.

    • Donna October 16, 2012 at 6:46 am #

      Hey Ed, Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by to comment! Hope to chat with you more on our way to success! 🙂

  2. Al October 16, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Hi Donna fantastic post, and there seems to be a lot of proof in telling of your frustrations and then leverage from that well done, i will take this on board straight away.

    • Donna October 17, 2012 at 11:49 am #

      Hi Al, thanks, the results have been amazing. Let me know how things work out for you. Thanks for visiting 🙂

  3. Rob M October 24, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    in terms of turning an income are you planning to create a product? Are you brainstorming ideas and where would you be selling the product? Just thinking out loud 🙂 thanks!

    • Donna October 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

      Hi Rob, Nice thinking out loud lol! I will be creating a product for income, haven’t worked out the details just yet. Thanks Rob, I appreciate your stopping by to comment!

  4. Michelle October 30, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Hey Donna what an awesome job you are doing, you’re an inspiration to all of us.

    I love the way you write, perhaps I’ll ask you to do a guest post on my blog if/when you have time 😉

    Keepin’ it fresh…I love it !!!

    • Donna October 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

      Hey Michelle, thanks so much! It would be an honor and a pleasure to guest on your fantastic blog, just let me know 🙂 Talk with you more at the Academy!

  5. Sergio Felix
    December 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Hey Donna, I think you have a beautiful looking site here and it’s really good to know you have been working with Alex Jeffries’ help.

    He’s such an extraordinaire guy and a wonderful internet marketer.

    I love the fact that your goals are specific and goal driven, now you just have to be consistantly taking action and continue to grow.

    All the best, good luck and merry Christmas Donna! 😉

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    • Donna December 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

      Hi Sergio

      Thanks for your feedback and for stopping by to comment!

      Setting goals helps focus my activities and you are so right that we have to take consist action to grow our businesses. With the new year fast approaching, it’s a good time to evaluate where we are in our business and establish our goals for the new year.

      I hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  6. Kristie Chiles
    April 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Hi Donna, Your story is AWESOME! and I love your writing style! See my story at my website. I love Alex Jeffrey too! Really good training! Kristie from Geogia, USA.

    • Donna April 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

      Thank you Kristie! Training with Alex has really changed how I do business and I’m still learning more. Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to reading your story and chatting again soon 🙂
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