Week 2 – Reflections

columboBefore I plunge into week 3, I thought I would pause and share my thoughts about the Partnership to Success program.  With two weeks under my belt, I am impressed.  The videos are very well done.  Occasionally, the screens on the videos don’t match what I see.  That is a because of a difference in versions or the fact that I am doing something for the first time whereas John has already used a particular function.  This is not surprising and hasn’t caused any hardship completing tasks.  A couple of times I had to search briefly to find the correct screen but it didn’t take long.

So far, the most difficult task has been joining the Facebook group.  This is a “secret” group which requires Facebook to send an invitation to my Facebook email.  My Facebook email was forwarded to my inbox.com email address.  It worked fine if I sent an email to the Facebook email.  I received the forwarded email where it was suppose to be.  But it sure didn’t work when Facebook sent me email.  It just disappeared.  After 4 or 5 attempts, Facebook won’t send any more to that address.  I switched the forwarding to a gmail account and it worked first try.  Paula, tech support, tried every day for a week.  I am sure she was glad to get me off her list.  Since switching to the gmail account, I have learned I have been missing emails for a long time.

I told you in the week 2 post about my problems deciding what to put in my blog header.  Now, I need to find a picture or graphic for my Facebook page header.  Something other that a big black rectangle at the top would be more interesting.  I am hoping I can find a picture from the Alaska or China trips.  That shouldn’t be that hard for me to find one.  I hope.

I have to tell you, there is a small part of me that does not want to start week 3.  Why?  The program uses Aweber as the autoresponder of choice.  I already have TrafficWave.  Everybody doing internet sales needs an autoresponder but 2?  I might be able to figure out how to use TrafficWave to do the same things but from what I have seen Aweber is more integrated with programs we are going to be using.  Optimizepress has a direct interface with Aweber and so does JVZoo.  I would drop TrafficWave but it is tied to a couple of other programs I am promoting.

The lessons for each week definitely don’t take a week.  So far, they don’t take a day.  I am sure this is partly because I have done most of this before and because John wants us to get used to writing posts.  Somewhere I heard John say I needed at least 10 posts before I can add any Adsense ads to the blog.  This is number 8.  Plus, I need the practice writing.  I didn’t realize how out of practice I was.  I am sure there are lessons to come that will take me longer.

On to week 3!

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