Over the last week I have been attempting to get a WordPress blog to work. That is the blog that you are reading now. I was using this blog as a test blog to learn some basic concepts that I would need to help re-establish my friend’s blog.
The biggest challenge was getting a post published in WordPress to automatically publish on social media and connection sites like Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. By the end of the workweek I thought I had it all figured out… but no.
Today I spent a couple of hours linking my friend’s site up. Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. After a couple of hours of work I realized that Google+ was posting on his personal page, not his business page. Crap! Finally I fixed that with a lot of trial and error.
I double checked LinkedIn and the posts were going there, but they couldn’t been seen. Several hours later I realized that the only way to post to a business site on LinkedIn was to buy a $50/year subscription to a custom API.. no other way. I hope my friend doesn’t mind too much. The good news is that I believe I have everything working… at least I hope that is the case.
It is now 3PM and my brain hurts. I need to get out into the fresh air. However, it does drive home a point for me. During the last few hours I wanted to just give up many times. Just as I was ready to do so I decided to push just a little bit more. That process, repeated and repeated, and my efforts eventually led to a solution.
How many times do we give up on something just because we don’t want to push that little bit extra? How many times do we continue to push when the best solution is to simply let go? …Just pondering.