testing patience and trackbacks

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When plowing through my blog subscriptions via my Google Reader everyday, I find myself simply hitting the “Mark As Read” button on many posts. I’m not sure if its because I’m tired of reading or the post hasn’t grabbed my attention or if I’ve got a hellish day ahead (or behind me) and I just can’t be bothered.

But a trick I’ve tired to implement more regularly recently is if I see a post of interest but feel I don’t have the time to concentrate on it, I just leave it and make sure I come back to it. Sure, that sounds logical enough for most people but in my drive to accomplish things or be able to cross one more thing off my list…having the patience to hold and go back is a big deal.

What’s the payoff? This is the payoff. Thursday (Thanksgiving Day in the states) Copywriting.com had a post “The 10 ten ways to drive traffic to your blog”. Thursday was a long day for me because Air Tran Airlines had trouble managing to get a non-stop flight from Buffalo to Atlanta so my 6:20 a.m. flight didn’t leave Buffalo until 2:40 p.m. (All together now…”Air Tran sucks!”)

In the interim, I went over the US Airways Club to chill (airport benches just are not comfortable). While I was reading my Google Reader, I started to feel a bit sleepy (I hadn’t even had turkey yet but they did have football on and I’d been up since 4 a.m.). So when I came across the Copywriting.com post, I knew I would want to read it but wouldn’t be able to concentrate at that particular moment.

This morning, I read the post and it had a terrific video from Jack Humphrey (http://www.jackhumphrey.com/) on how to use Trackbacks on wordpress blogs. The video is on his blog and on Copywriting.com’s blog.

Thanks to Copywriter.com and Jack for these terrific tips, proving that my patience often will be rewarded. It also proves that the older I get, the less it takes to please me 🙂

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2 Responses to “testing patience and trackbacks”

  1. Hi!. 🙂

    Thank you very much for the mention (and link). I’m glad you liked the post…

    All the best!
    Miguel Alvarez
    Copywriting.com

  2. Hey Miguel:

    Thanks for taking a look at voxmarketising.

    Hopefully some of my subscribers will take a look at your posts as well!

    Best always,
    – Peter

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