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I Have Ideas But Need Collaboration

I have ideas. Many of them. The ideas run through my head like the music from a middle-school jazz band. They want to sound cohesive, but they just do not know quite how to pull it together to start.

I know how to market myself...old school style. Beatin' the streets. Knocking on doors. Getting up close and personal. Rolling my shirt sleeves up and jumping in feet first.

But using technology? I am relegated to whatever the blog site sets up for me. I am confused by SEO, RSS, and all the other acronyms and techy terms with which one seems to need familiarity nowadays. One must know how to manipulate programs, use cell phones as computers, when to use hashtags, and I have not even started talking "clouds" yet.

I can appreciate what technology can do for us, but I am so overwhelmed by it that it holds me back from doing what I need to do for myself. To be honest, I really do not want to have to deal with it at all, other than the occasional email.

For me to hire someone to do these things for me, I am looking at a charge of $100 or more per hour to work on websites. Yet, first they want me to provide them definitive answers, and then pay them to slap it up on a website. I understand that it is their business to do so, but that is not quite what I am looking for.

I need collaboration. I want partners on a team where I can offer them what they need, and vice versa. A common cause. Get started. Let's go. We all end up benefiting in the long run.

I am not sure how to find this, or even what it should look like. I simply feel as if I am running out of time. I wonder if there are others who think like me. Or think in concert with me.

I am tired of the cacophony that continues to reverberate endlessly in my brain.

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© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.

Note: This content has been adapted from an original piece by the author, which has since been removed from Bubblews


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Comments

PriscillaKing wrote on June 27, 2015, 3:46 PM

Have you e-met Sarah Archer yet? She explains some of this stuff. (Of course she recommends paying for a Wordpress site...)

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 27, 2015, 3:51 PM

Maybe you have a few friends that could work with you. If they have knowledge in different areas that could help

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 4:00 PM

wolfgirl569 Funny thing about friends...they say they want to help/collaborate, etc, but rarely follow through. I need new friends?

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 4:01 PM

priscillaking I don't think so. If I search her name, I will find her? Thank you for the lead.

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CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 4:16 PM

*laughs* Okay, so between the two of us, &abbyG , we might be pinheads. emoticon :winking:

maramadalina wrote on June 27, 2015, 5:21 PM

Good ideas deserve to be put into practice. So do not hesitate when you have such an idea. Worth trying!

rescuegal wrote on June 27, 2015, 6:05 PM

If you go to lynda.com, you can join for $25 a month and learn to do anything concerning computers and a website. I've used it for a long time and learned to build a wordpress website from one of the courses. I just joined again and plan to learn ccomputer graphics.

inertia4 wrote on June 27, 2015, 8:08 PM

CoralLevang You need someone that really knows tech stuff. Inside and out. I wish I could help but I am not very good at all that website stuff. I am sure the internet is full of learning how to get things done.

hanvanmeegerin wrote on June 27, 2015, 9:11 PM

It's a big job that's for sure. Hopefully, you can get the help you need at a reasonable cost.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 27, 2015, 10:23 PM

I have a few like that lol. I dont count them as real friends more like people I know that I can have fun with

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 2:06 AM

Thank you so much, maramadalina .

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 2:07 AM

rescuegal Thanks for that recommendation. I shall check it out this week.

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 2:08 AM

inertia4 That's the problem for me...full of it, and I'm not interested (or able?) to learn it as quickly. Better to find someone who likes it, and good at it. I want to understand it, but not have to be primary in doing it.

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 2:10 AM

Thanks, hanvanmeegerin . Again, it's something I need that is collaborative. Most I know simply want me to tell them what I want, they will do it. I don't know what I want, what are the possibilities? What are others' ideas? I need someone that knows how to be consultative in making things happen with me, not for me...if that makes sense.

inertia4 wrote on June 28, 2015, 8:15 AM

CoralLevang I hear that. I know the feeling. I wish sometimes I knew someone that would just create a real nice blog for me so I don't have to do it. I do work with enough sites online as it is. And I do get burned out.

BarbRad wrote on June 29, 2015, 12:21 AM

I'm not sure what you want to do, so I don't know what to recommend. I know how to get a website up, but I'm really confused by all the Google stuff. They want us to have site maps, but I haven't found a map that helps me navigate setting up the different parts of analytics yet. I followed their directions to connect my analytics to the search console and I'm still waiting, since last night, for the email they said they were sending to tell me how to do it. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just concentrate on writing and forget the rest?

CoralLevang wrote on June 29, 2015, 4:46 AM

BarbRad And everything you just said after "...confused by all the Google stuff," is Greek to me. Yes, forget the rest, and just write! LOL

AliCanary wrote on June 29, 2015, 8:17 AM

It can be pretty overwhelming, but there are some places that make it easier. Wix (wix.com) is a place where you can go to make your own website for free, and I believe they have templates. I haven't done it yet, but it sounds pretty easy to use, and I have at least one friend who used Wix to make his own website and he's pretty pleased with it. Maybe try that? btw, I loved the jazz band metaphor, lol

CoralLevang wrote on June 29, 2015, 8:50 AM

Thanks, AliCanary . I will have to check out wix. As far as the middle-school jazz band...only those who are musicians (which I think I remember that you are) would understand fully what I mean by that one. emoticon :winking: LOL