A different blog post style

The layout used for this blog post is with a Plugin developed specifically for the Divi Theme. This makes producing content that much smoother. No one wants to admit it, but the reality is, creating content for a blog post is a lot more difficult than it’s made out. To ‘save time’ some write in a Word Processor in Word or Google Docs and copy and paste the content into the blog post. This isn’t as effective as creating content directly into the Post using the built in Divi Theme Visual Builder and seeing your edits as you make them in real time. You don’t have to preview the page which has to open a tab for you to view the changes. The process of creating content in a website or in a blog post has to have a new attitude if you want the post to be effective and convey information. There is no quick and easy way to do the work. We have the tools available with WordPress Themes and Plugins. The smooth interface of how a website works with a given theme often makes us demand more without appreciating the software’s flexibility and security.

Slow Down to Catch up and Learn

If you slow down to catch up with technology, this is when you figure it out. What we’re used to looking at is the finished product that took months, even years, to complete on the front end. You’re being lied to when advertising yells; you can “quickly and easily” do something.

Fast, quick tip learning doesn’t teach you anything.

Slow Down

This isn’t something we want to do. Everyone is multitasking, doing so many things, email, scheduling twitter feeds (that don’t get read by the way), trying to look as though they have a handle on it all. No one does. When you slow down this is when you realize you don’t know and what you thought was easy isn’t.

Catch up

Technology is only going to race ahead and you have to accept that today something will be predicted as ending, and tomorrow what was supposed to end is still there. All this is attention getting tactics to get your attention. When you catch up, you slow down and then get the picture as it really is. You start to recognize sales hype. You trust your own knowledge because you take time to research and find out the facts for yourself.

Learn

This is tricky.

Choose who you learn from. Not everyone is the expert they claim to be. The strange thing about the Internet is this; anyone can say anything about any subject and you have no way of knowing if it is true. All this online activity and interaction has made us smarter not dumb. Anyone who thinks the consumer doesn’t have a clue is living in a bubble.

No one is not intelligent.

We access sophisticated technology all the time. Sales hype will push your buttons, especially if you are in a hurry, or vulnerable because you don’t really know. The only way to solve this is to realize:

  • There is no shortcut
  • There will always be another sale or fantastic bargain
  • Learn to say, “No,” because you know
  • Find someone who knows, they’re the ones doing what you want to do