I turn 60
Yesterday was my 60th birthday, a milestone I guess! I spent the day relaxing, watching the cricket on TV, doing high intensity aerobics in the gym and playing Tennis. Had dinner with the family, altogether a lovely day.
What I did spend some considerable time with was replying to all my friends on Skype and Facebook. There were 60 of you who sent me greetings, one for each year!. This includes long time friends I don’t communicate with that much, my cousins and other relatives, and some surprises!
Among them were many long time members of the TSA, a syndication group I belong too. It shows how a group working together can make things happen. I owe them the PR3 ranking on Google for johngaydon.com
Do You Live In A Virtual World?
I am not sure about everyone else, but I find myself living in a virtual world! Sure, there are real people in my circles, but many I have never met face to face. Of the people who contacted me yesterday, only my mother and mother in law were within a reasonable driving distance! To get to everyone else takes some serious travel.
Our little girl, Skye, is nearly 6, and it is when she was born that I went underground, preferring to make my money from my computer. I have done pretty well from that, but I now see the value of actually talking to people! It probably coincides with school starting. Regular free time during the day!
Time To Get Back To Business
My rant is that those of us who are in the on line world can easily get caught up in it to the exclusion of real people! I am now finding the concept of getting back out into the business community a little daunting, even though I know what I am doing and can do it better than most.
We can easily get caught up in that safe world where we write and send messages and look good, regardless of how life really is. Perhaps the internet is one big fantasy world, sort of like second life.
John’s New Business Direction
My new direction is using my skills to help small businesses in the real world. It is adding another income stream to my arsenal. I will post updates as I move forward. Writing this puts my intentions on paper as I push myself back into the business community.
I will be using a combination of syndication, article marketing, blogging, video marketing, citations, directory listings, keyword research, and a whole list of magical things that make it all work.
No selling here. I don’t want to say too much until I have the runs on the board. Please leave your comments. Do you feel isolated in your office on the net, and if so, do you have any plans to change it!