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An Especially Productive Week… For being Sick

This week was one of my most productive weeks in a while.  And I was sick almost the entire time.  I’m still sort of sick… but I’m getting better.  I got a lot done…  I worked at home 3 days out of 5 which allowed me to work until late in the night.  The office is a drive and then there’s parking.  Parking is not great… and rather stressful.  All said… I save 2+ hours each day I work from home.  But in reality it feels like a lot more because I’m not stressed out.


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Being Sick Changes Weekend Plans Drastically

I’m fighting sickness.  It’s not a fun time.  I’ve been sick since Saturday morning…. It’s prevented me from recording videos on the Guttulus just when I started to gain traction.  On the flip side, I figured out how to do Instagram marketing.  I’ve been ticking up slowly but steadily.  It his continues, I can get 5, 000 before the year end which would be incredible.  Again…. not sure why I like instagram that much compared to my more successful, social medias… but I do.


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What this Weekend Has in Store for Me?

First off… lots of PPC.  Onboarding clients takes a lot of time… since the accounts are from scratch.  And then updating my social media.  Watching the Super Bowl of course.  And buying things online.  I’m fairly happy with this week.  I completed a lot of tasks.  Although… I ignored many more.  Since I started working more from home…. I can’t differentiate time as well.  It all seems to blur.  I like it.  I’ve had several crunch downs this week.  6 hour crunches which are incredible productive.  And I’m napping relatively frequently.  All of this means I’ve optimized my work life.


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Instagram Advertising is Not Working at All

I’m not going to lie to you… of all the social medias I own… I love instagram the most.  I can’t explain it to you why. I believe it’s due to one of our graphic designers saying that I’m terrible at instagram and she’s better…. haha…  I love competition.  I hit over 1, 000 followers before New Years.  Which was a surprise and a nice way to start.  A sign of all the good things to come this year.  I’m sure.  Now I’m pushing with my lion channel.  I spent a few dollars.. on instagram ads.  I got a lot of likes on the ads which aren’t connected to your instagram account.  The ads exist only on your Facebook ad platform.


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I have 4,940 Facebook Friends… How?

Somehow I’ve accumulated almost 5, 000 Facebook friends.  The reason this is problematic is because 5, 000 is the maximal.  My actual friends will no longer be able to add me.  It’s a good thing I care less about my Facebook than even my guttulus twitter.  My guttulus twitter… which I follow no one and only use it for SEO purposes…. is still at 10K followers.  How… I’m not entirely sure who is following and why.  My Facebook is even more of a mystery to me.  I have 700+ friend requests… and I’ve probably asked less than 100 people to be my friend.  My large Facebook numbers is due to people asking me.  READ MORE


I Hit 8,000,000 Views On YouTube… Why?

I’m somewhat shocked… I have 8 million views on my lion channel.  The channel is around 2 years old…. and it wasn’t even the best channel.  I deleted the best channel because I didn’t feel like having it anymore.  Imagine… what that channel would have been like had I kept it.  I miss my newlawstudent channel immensely.  As I approach 20K in subscribers on my lion channel…. I miss the old channel even more.  Man that was fun.  It’s more fun when you have no idea what you are doing.  Right now I make the same videos day in… day out… it’s rather boring.



Rivals Are the Best Things Ever

I love having a competent rival.  Someone who is about the same skill level as me.  If you select the correct rival, you will rise together.  I had one at NYU and one in law school.  Rivals push you to new levels.  And their passion spills over to yours.  I review it as mutually beneficial.  Weak rivals however… have limited use.  Unless they have a certain skill you want to acquire.  It’s possible to have arrival weak in most things, with one strong trait.



Building Your Own Social Personality

The harshest lesson I learned at my previous agency was never to put your own social connections on your company email.  I wasn’t doing anything bad.  The mistake cost me more than 2 years of progress on my social media.  I had to retake all the Google tests which wasn’t difficult.  But annoying nonetheless.  And I lost Google Local.  I haven’t completely recovered everything I lost.  I don’t have Google local and my guttulus youtube channel had to begin a new.



Sunday Musings & Marketing Thoughts

Outbound marketing is annoying.  It doesn’t convert and the clients you attract aren’t the ones you want to have long term.  Inbound is far superior in most metrics.  Conversion rate, ease of acquisition, etc.  I want to do more inbound.  My plan is to do zero paid advertising.  Sounds crazy since that’s what I’m good at.  And what I won awards doing, however it’s boring.  I prefer to experiment with non-paid forms of advertising since there’s more for me to learn.  And currently it’s more fun.



Spending My Sundays Fixing WordPress

I empathize with website owners.  Wordpress has a lot of updates.  To be more specific… there are a lot of plugin updates that have to be fixed every so often.  These are simple fixes… but still.  I enjoy having my blog.  Since it’s a way for me to plan what I need to do.  Like dealership PPC today.  Since it’s the end of the month.  Proposals and pitches… since those need to be done everyday.  Coding.  Which I finished last night.



You’re ranked 32 out of 357566 students

I reached one of my goals for January.  Only one.  My January wasn’t great.  Lots of personal things and a messy schedule.  I’m looking forward to February since it should be more tame.  I earned 40, 000 points on teamtreehouse which makes me 32 of more than 350K students.  Something I wanted for a while. Teamtreehouse is a learning platform and not something I do on a daily basis anymore.  Those points are as easy to come by since I’ve done most of the lessons.  I would like to be ranked in the top 20 but I’m happy to be 32.  for now….



Who Does NOT Belong at a Startup?

Startups aren’t 9-5s.  They aren’t places to go on paid vacation for 2 weeks… right after the software launched.  If there’s a goal of 20 and you have 1… it is not time to go on vacation.  If one developer goes on vacation…. that doesn’t mean everyone goes on vacation.  Your goal is 20!!! not 1. Seriously… what is going on.  In a Startup the CEO takes out the trash, gets his or her own coffee, and is the first one in/last one out.  Startups are not for people whose only goal is to be paid a biweekly salary.  They are not places for people to be lazy and order $2800 MacBooks and ergonomic chairs.



Late Night Development Learning is a Pain

It’s 1:00am… And I don’t have ice cream yet.  How is this real life?  I have two options, go to CVS and get ice cream and go to sleep… or stay home and do some mongo learning.  Mongo seems cool… I mean I only watch the first 1 minute introduction to it.  But it seems like something I want to learn.  They have a few more advance courses as well.  Which reminds me… I paid for several Udemy courses I haven’t even started yet.  The joys of being busy.


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List of Weekend Tasks to Be Done

The chances of me completing everything on this list is 0 percent.  It’s an ideal list… something I don’t have any hope of completing.  But I like making it, because it helps me prioritize and focus on what actually needs to be done.  I’m aiming for 50% this weekend.  Next weekend will be bad in terms of productivity because my sister is coming to visit.  End of the month… not the best time to visit… but what can I do?  Nada.



Too Much to do This Weekend?


My weekend has a lot of things scheduled.  Dinners, proposals, and PPC related things.  And videos.  And Errands.  I’m excited for some of it…   And meh for some other parts of it.  Personal relationships are draining.  Not a strength or something I want to spend much time thinking about.  Hopefully I can settle somethings.  And work from home week will be a wonderful break and an increase in productivity.  I’m excited for that.  I’ve going to CVS after these blogs are over and buy all the snacks.  hehehe.