Blog post 14, August 22, 2018
My Work-From-Home Journey
If it isn’t broke don’t fix it.
Hi everyone. How many times have we heard if it isn’t broke don’t fix it? I can tell you I heard it all the time growing up. One thing I am learning in my new business is that no matter how much research and learning I am doing there is always new info coming up next week that I have to learn. But is it wise to implement them all? If you don’t have time to read this blog feel free to save it to one of your boards on Pinterest to read later.
Last Week I Broke My Permalinks
I am watching video after video on YouTube on how to make my website and engagement more professional. Of course, I take notes like there is no tomorrow and implement as much as I understand. What I discovered last week was that this could also hinder my progress. While watching a video, one person stated that it would make your blog more professional if the addresses were not websitename/2018/08/13/name- of-really-long-blog/. Made sense to me, so I updated it to the shorter websitename/name- of-blog/ as suggested. Yes, it looked a little cleaner without all those numbers in there. So what was my big fit about?
My Big Fit After My Discovery
Well, everywhere that I posted any of those blog links on to social media or Pinterest they no longer functioned. The permalink for each of my posts were now broken. I found this out the day or two after my change. I also discovered you can’t edit posts on Instagram or Twitter.
How did I fix it?
I was, however, able to correct all of my links to my pins on Pinterest and the pins that were pending in Tailwind. Talk about a panic attack. It took me about six hours to fix everything. Was it worth it? I don’t know. You tell me. Do they look nicer? Do you even notice?
I am the type of person that loves to have a rulebook or handbook and follow things to a “t”. In this business; I am now taking suggestions with a grain of salt because if you change something on your webpage, it has a ripple effect throughout your business. This could cause your traffic to plummet; it could cause a loss of ad revenue and affiliate revenue.
As I keep learning, I will keep sharing my mistake and wins. This tidbit applies to any online business, not just bloggers. I really enjoy sharing it all with you. If you have any questions or want me to cover a specific topic let me know. You can post in the comments or send me a private message from my home page. Also, follow me on Pinterest so you can get my most recent posts as soon as they go live. Or like my Wyrd Services business page on Facebook.
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