Are you an experienced marketer who sometimes behaves like a noob?
For those of you who don’t know what a ‘noob’ is it’s someone new to internet marketing! Also known as a ‘newbie’.
I have been online since 2008 and have had my own domain since 2009 (I started with a free blog!). I have been internet marketing online for most of that time and find that every now and again I do something that makes me feel like a real noob! I almost don’t understand why I do these things, it’s just every once in a while, and I forget a really elementary step when I’m performing a task.
For example, sometimes when I am writing a blog post I simply forget to include tags! Such an elementary step and I know it has to be done, but it simply goes out of my head!
I have a theory about why it happens.
I believe it happens because we become so very habitual in our tasks that we no longer think about exactly what we are doing, leaving the door wide open to forget a simple step. And that one simple step means the whole process is thrown into chaos and we have to trace back through everything to find the missing link!
Have you ever driven a car somewhere you go all the time and found when you arrive you forget completing a part of the journey?
Because it is habitual we don’t THINK when we are doing these things.
I know when I’m driving it’s more than likely because I am thinking about something else while I drive. But when I am doing online work I can’t possibly be thinking about anything else because I am so painfully non-techy I have to concentrate and make a concerted effort to get things right. So that makes it even more frustrating when I miss something out! Trawling through everything from the beginning is draining and I severely chastise myself when I do something incredibly stupid!
So do you sometimes make newbie mistakes in your online business? How do you feel if you do?
Enjoy the journey!