What is the 3 x 3 Project?
My online friend, Slade Roberson wrote a interesting post on his site, Shift Your Spirits entitled Change Your Life In 3 Months .
The formula is simple:
Perform 3 action each week that move you closer to your goal.
Do it for 3 months.
Set down the framework for each month and then focus on the weekly actions. This is a bite size action plan that can work on any goal you want to achieve. Think big but act small.
Week 3 – Working The Social Media Scene
Have you ever worked all day in your home on chores and then your significant other comes home and asks you what you did all day?
That’s kind of how I felt last week with my progress on the 3 x 3 Project.
The week I spent a lot of time in the networking trenches. Putting myself out there on social media and getting my blog and companion Facebook site seen.
When you create a dream in your head, no one ever dreams about the drudgery stuff. We think about the end results. We bask in the mental imagery of being celebrated for our success but never do we fantasize about the planning, networking, research and marketing.
Yet that is exactly what last week held for me. Well the networking and research stuff at any rate.
Who doesn’t love an overnight success story? I certainly do, but they are a very rare occurrences indeed. For the rest of us regular folk, we need to work diligently, keep focused on the big goal and get our selves out there.
So what did I achieve for all my efforts? What 3 actions did I do that go me closer to my goal? Here is the glamourous list:
- I spent a lot of my free energy this week on my Facebook site for Crone Confidence learning about Facebook ads and how to boost posts. I started this Facebook page last month and while I don’t expect it to go viral anytime soon, I did double my followers from 32 to 63 this week for my efforts. I also make an effort to post regularly with original material. I don’t want my page to be a copy and paste affair. Now to figure out how to repeat the same success every week.
- I am also learning to embrace social networking for bloggers and have joined several “blog parties” designed to share my blog with others, get feed back and get my blog seen. I learned that blog parties can happen on WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and probably other social media sites that I don’t belong to. If this interests you and you think you might want to give it a try, be warned, to participate properly be prepared to spent considerable time reading, commenting and sharing other’s sites as well. But I did gain a dozen new blog followers this last week from blog partying so I think the time spent was worth it.
- I have also rewrote my home page to better reflect crone empowerment so folks happening by will understand a little more what my blog is all about. Check it out.
What I did learn this week is that you can take up a lot of your time getting out into the blogosphere. Networking is a two way street. To be seem by others, you have to see them as well. But the effort can definitely be worth it.
I clicked on some interesting blogs, met some new folks, and filled the hopper with ideas, helpful information and gained some new followers that hopefully will help sustain future growth.
Check in next Monday to see where my next 3 actions take me.