Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: Have you ever thought about giving up?

  1. #21
    ruben's Avatar
    ruben is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    378
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 56 Times in 47 Posts
    Yes many times,
    I'm busy with many things like studies, obligations, work, etc.
    sometimes I give up but I always come back just to find that wasting time is a huge error if you run internet business.

  2. #22
    Will.Spencer's Avatar
    Will.Spencer is offline Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,033
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,010
    Thanked 2,327 Times in 1,258 Posts
    One of my favorite series of fiction books has a chapter titled "Where do you go when you give up?"

    When you give up at one thing, you have to pick something else to do with your time.

    You might as well pick something productive.
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

  3. Thanked by:

    bogart (14 March, 2010)

  4. #23
    garfish's Avatar
    garfish is offline I'm Not Sure.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    848
    Blog Entries
    12
    Thanks
    155
    Thanked 57 Times in 54 Posts
    i sometimes thought of it but when i think of my bills, i think i can't.

  5. Thanked by:

    bogart (14 March, 2010)

  6. #24
    bogart's Avatar
    bogart is offline Super Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    3,772
    Thanks
    1,886
    Thanked 776 Times in 609 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    When you give up at one thing, you have to pick something else to do with your time.

    You might as well pick something productive.
    You hit the nail on the head to give up the blogging for something more productive.

  7. #25
    trulykiwi is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    At the end of the day if you are online to be in business then MONEY is what its all about. If you are not making money then you need to reassess where you are at and what you are doing.

    People think that its easy to just flick a switch, set up a website, and make money from it - it isnt!

    I almost went bankrupt, lost my house, car and I still battled the odds chasing wjat I knew would pay off eventually. That was 18 months ago, and now its a memory I cherish every day. It reminds me of the extremes people can go to if they truly believe in what they are doing. But at the same time, that passion must also project MONEY!

    I remember too the experience of my first $2000 month online, and that was only 5 months ago.

    What kept me going to the brink, was the support I found on another forum. The people there who made me understand the ups and downs of what I was doing, and how to potentially deal with them.

  8. #26
    xxtoni's Avatar
    xxtoni is offline xxtoni
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    353
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    You hit the nail on the head to give up the blogging for something more productive.
    To be honest i am more interested in creating advanced sites like social network and services,but to do so i would need advanced programming knowledge....and i dont really think that programming is for me
    Here is a example why:
    http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/03/teach-yourself.png

  9. #27
    SonnyCooL's Avatar
    SonnyCooL is offline HeeHa
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Melb/Malaysia
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    250
    Thanked 92 Times in 78 Posts
    for me web and real world is not much different ..... just another platform.
    so giving up on web, just same like giving up on your real life ........

    Nothing easy other then "giving up"

  10. #28
    anantshri is offline on leave from Net Builders : will post rarely
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    india
    Posts
    338
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 47 Times in 40 Posts
    for me giving up is not a option.

    I do blogging not for the sake of earning money but because i want to do it and now as a subset i am earning money too.

    so i may slow down at times but i will never back down i will never quit.

  11. #29
    memenode's Avatar
    memenode is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    490
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    176
    Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
    I think the biggest cause of lost motivation which leads to feelings of giving up is trying to force yourself into something. Blogging, like probably everything else, works best when you're in the flow or "in the zone", when words just come to you naturally.

    But when you sit and then don't even know how to start or you start and then hit the snag and find yourself endlessly revising every other sentence or paragraph maybe it is good to just give it up, give up that one blog entry (maybe draft it in case it sparks ideas later on) and think of what else might "flow" from you better at that time.

    There's nothing worse than trying to force yourself. It ruins even the work you love most. It's just that loving what you do makes it more likely for you to get into that "flow" state, but it doesn't guarantee it at all times.

    I was just thinking about this yesterday.. Motivation is a big issue for me.

  12. #30
    lupie's Avatar
    lupie is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I admit I often thought about stop blogging but then when I look other job around me,I found it not as fun as blogging.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Thought For Food 4.0 Returns!
    By imported_EvanP in forum Links
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25 June, 2010, 23:34 PM
  2. I thought today was Monday
    By bogart in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 4 January, 2010, 18:33 PM
  3. [Free] P2 Theme - Wordpress Blogging at the speed of thought
    By badmash in forum Themes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23 November, 2009, 07:38 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •