S2 E33 — What Happens When Your Business Collapses?

Feeling lost, I followed 5 why’s  to regain my bearings, ending with Patreon as the single focus for all my writing, as an income subscription model, as a tax expense for Schedule C and with a goal of attracting a target of 826 introverts out of 3526 acquaintances“views,” “likes,” “shares” and “followers.”

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Trying to push something out of your mind is a sure way to drain your willpower quickly. You’ll have greater wells of self-control when you face what’s going on and create some if/then strategies.  Aries

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 33 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on April 23rd in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E32Trapped and Bored? Or Unleashing a Reinvention Wave?; S2 E31Getting Charged from Box Automattic-aly; S2 E30It’s Crazy. Why does Amazon Prime Work, but Netflix Doesn’t? 

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E33Day 33 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E32Day 32 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E31Day 31 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E30Day 30 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

It’s been a pretty mundane, Work-on-the-Business kind of day.

    • Resolved the problem of missing names floating somewhere between spreadsheets and the Contacts app on my computer.
    • Documented alphabetical blocks of names for my mass emails to proteges. 
    • Emailed A-L’s to my list of former Proteges as a test.

Feeling lost, I followed 5 why’s  to regain my bearings, ending with Patreon as the single focus for all my writing, as an income subscription model, as a tax expense for Schedule C and with a goal of attracting a target of 826 introverts out of 3526 acquaintances“views,” “likes,” “shares” and “followers.”

    1. Why? I needed 2000 fans to support my self-publishing. It’s a rule of thumb I’ve adopted as I’d been writing the Knowledge Path series, Volume One and publishing to my 6 websites as a way to attract fans.
    2. Why? I didn’t advertise or promote with SEO the published chapters on any of the website blogs. The only comments I received were SPAM messages that I didn’t allow on my pages.  
    3. Why? I didn’t have that many fans on any social media platform except my LinkedIn 1st degree network-audience. And a growing number of followers to my Flipboard digital magazines.  Adding both numbers up I got to over 2000.  But, like Sue D.  said one time when she posted to LinkedIn — where I received 400 to 500 views of Know Laboratory, Best West Road Trip and Western Skies & Island Currents — nobody visited her sites.  So even with Sumo forwarding potential followers to MailChimp lists, one to each of the 6 blogs, it didn’t work. 
    4. Why? My 36 Flipboard magazines only have 100 +/- followers, but when all of those are counted at the @knowlabs master level the total 1686 as of today.  All grown organically over time.  They can like, flip into their own magazines and follow.  On LinkedIn future trends summaries in a variety of formats drew more views than the places and vacation stories did.
    5. Why? I assumed that before I published and bundled Books 1 — 5 of the Knowledge Path Series on Apple Books as the path of least resistance by converting “Pages” chapter content I could entice Patreon supporters to pay $1, $3 and $5 a month to generate income now and in the future as evidence.

Evidence

From “Whys” to “Wise” we turn, hoping to find just the right TauBit of Wisdom to steal, so on to the Steves.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Yup.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve procrastinated this “Work-on-the-Business” chore. And, I’ve drained my energy and willpower as your Holiday Tau points out.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Trying to push something out of your mind is a sure way to drain your willpower quickly. You’ll have greater wells of self-control when you face what’s going on and create some if/then strategies.  Aries

I’m a believer CM&W, but it’s not what’s on my task focused brain today.

“2”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: All people are both equal and unique and there was never a time when you believed otherwise. Money and status may change the power dynamics of a situation, but they don’t change the value of any person.” Leo

Yup, Aoki I’m a-okay with your Holiday Tau, but not today for the same reason I explained to CM&W.

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: The ones who love you have already seen you through many incarnations in this lifetime and are happy with each different version that comes along. You afford the same grace to them.” Sagittarius

If only Coach Nash, I’m almost in the mood to swallow your Holiday Tau hook, line and sinker — but it wouldn’t be a very pleasant thing to actually do.

“2”  Steve Nash, 45:You are openhearted and curious. Once you decide what you want to do, you’ll quickly gather up everything you need to know to make it happen.  Aquarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines grew from 1628 to 1654.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • Just picked up “Bob Dylan In America” by Sean Wilentz.  Maybe because of the subliminal messaging like the times are a changing and the answer is blowing in the wind, but I kinda like Sean’s fanboy becomes music critic becomes historian surrounding Dylan’s life and times.

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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