If I wish to write anything worth reading I must first clear my head. For several days I haven’t been able to do so: it’s been such a busy week! Today’s one of my days off for the week, so let’s see if I can update all of you on what’s happening.
The web marketing strategy I’ve been developing for my new employer is going well, but requiring a lot of hours to get started. Amazingly enough, Google has already begun sending local visitors. The inquiries I’ve received are encouraging because they mean I must be doing something right.
Apparently the marketing strategies I developed while owning porn sites also apply to the “mainstream” internet as well. Where before I was attempting to create search results for sexually oriented materials, I am now targeting those who are looking to purchase cars, trucks and SUVs. I thought cars would bore me, but that hasn’t been the case. I love learning new things and this has definitely been a learning experience so far. But after spending all day on a computer it’s sometimes hard to clear my head enough to write here. It’s been four days since the last blog entry and I miss it!
My work schedule gives me every other Sunday/Monday off, followed by Tuesday/Wednesday the following week. The way it’s set up makes for a stretch where I work for 7 days, followed by a 3 day work week. But even on the Sundays I’m scheduled to work, the owner has agreed to let me come in late. That allows me to attend church in the morning and still get off in time for evening service.
This past Sunday I attended The Stirring and took Belinda with me. I caught her smiling and laughing during service and was feeling hopeful that perhaps she might be enjoying herself enough to attend future services with me. That hope didn’t last long. She let me know she still thinks I’m out of my mind, and that she can’t believe I’m seriously trying to pursue God. She says it all seems very fake to her. I can understand the way she feels, because it wasn’t too long ago when I felt the same way.
This Friday I leave for Grand Rapids, Michigan to share my story at the Porn and Pancakes event being presented by XXXChurch. I’ve been told there are a lot of people who want to meet me. My weekend will be full. I’m looking forward to speaking in front of hundreds of people.
There was a 3 month stint in my life when I used to speak in public 5 days a week to 75-100 people each night. I’d always have butterflies in my stomach and feel very nervous… right up to the moment I started speaking. Then the butterflies would leave and I’d enjoy myself immensely. I’m sure Porn and Pancakes will be the same. My fingernails will likely be bitten off as I anticipate the moment I must stand in front of everyone. My stomach will flip-flop inside of me. Then the time will come to speak, and I’ll enjoy every moment of it.
Say a prayer for me Friday night and Saturday morning, will ya?