inspiration, or web tech tips?Earlier today, I was checking the statistics for my website – and they make interesting reading!

What I want to do, more than anything else, is to inspire people – to encourage you to do what you love, make a profit doing it, and to create an inspired life. What I’ve found, though, is that the pages that have had most “hits” (visits) are ones where I’ve given web tech tips.

Topics such as “how to back up your Facebook fan page”, “how to protect download pages in WordPress” and “should you have multiple websites”.

What’s going on, people?!!

Perhaps, in the tradition of “find out what they want, and then give them what they need”, I should start writing inspirational articles that include web tech tips! ๐Ÿ™‚

In the example of “how to back up your Facebook fan page”, I could cover the tecchie stuff, and then go into why it’s important to connect with your Facebook fans, rather than simply trying to get as many people following you as possible. But even that is still about marketing – it’s not particularly inspirational.

Or is it?

Web Tech Tips?

Ever since I started my business, I’ve had this love/hate relationship with my tecchie side! Having worked in corporate IT (software development / business analysis / implementation / project management) for 18 years, I felt I had “done my time”, so to speak, and I wanted to have a change.

But I keep being drawn back to web design, SEO, and other web tech stuff, because:
a) they are things I know quite a lot about
b) people have a need for web tech tips and other tecchie stuff
c) I can de-mystify the technology and make it sound like plain English
d) I know how to speak to business owners AND tecchies in their own language!

So what’s the problem? Why not simply give people what they want?

Inspiration?

So – I’m asking the question – WHAT DO YOU WANT, dear reader?

Would you like to be inspired? Would you like to read stories about inspiring people who have done interesting things? Or would you like to know how to get a better search engine ranking – in plain English?

Is it OK to have web tech tips and inspirational articles together on the same website? Or is it incongruous? Downright confusing, even?


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My 30 day challenge runs from Monday 11th June 2012 until Tuesday 10th July 2012. You can also follow my progress on Facebook and Twitter #30DWC.

6 thoughts on “Inspiration? or Web Tech Tips?

  1. You are doing a great job by inspiring us.You write great posts.I love it.
    taran recently posted..Apple Macbook Pro With Retina Display | Apple MacBook ProMy Profile

  2. Julia, what an interesting dilemma! From someone who knows you and has spent time with you talking about our businesses, I would say BOTH! You have been instrumental in inspiring me to grow my business authentically – AND helping me find my way through the web tech mesh! In fact, I believe you offer a UNIQUE talent in offering both – which is why I’m a huge fan…
    I hope that helps you too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Robyn
    http://www.mumsthebusiness.com

  3. Julia Barnickle

    Thank you Taran!

  4. Julia Barnickle

    Thanks for those lovely words, Robyn, and for being a fan! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I think you’re absolutely right – it is a unique talent. Perhaps that’s why I wasn’t so sure about offering both in the same place. If nobody else is doing it, I would stand out as being different – but I’ve just realised that would be a good thing!

  5. This is interesting Julia! I know when I first went self-employed a few years ago I thought it would be a chance to leave behind the area of work I’d always done and move more into what I thought I wanted to do. But this hasn’t happened! I have now accepted that I can use my knowledge and experience to develop ideas and products but in a way that is more congruent with who I am. Which is why I went self-employed in the first place!
    Gina Musa recently posted..Carry on RegardlessMy Profile

  6. Julia Barnickle

    Well said, Gina! I remember a speech made by Steve Jobs, in which he said that nothing we ever learn is wasted – for example, he learned about calligraphy when he dropped out of university, and later used that knowledge to design the graphical user interface for the Apple Mac!

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