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  • Writer's pictureAsad Reza Nassur

Stepping into a Wormhole: A New Challenge

Updated: Jul 16, 2023

Honestly, I wasn't expecting to reach out to you this week. If I could give myself a score for this week, it would probably be in the negative. I didn't manage to stick to any of my goals, ended up doing things I wish I could have avoided, and my dentist seemed to take out all his pent-up aggression on my open roots during my root canal treatment (he couldn't understand why I was frowning throughout the procedure). Before I delve deep into my thoughts for this week, I wanted to let you know that I'm currently working on a piece related to budgeting, which is in the research phase. Something to look forward to!

This week, I wanted to share my experience with the "wormhole" I got sucked into after my first post - the realm of SEO, Analytics, and endless metrics - and my initial reaction to them. To put it lightly, "It's so overwhelming!" We are spoiled for choices, and this complexity comes at a cost (literally). I'm sure that for seasoned digital marketers or bloggers, these tools are crucial, and not having them could be a potential dealbreaker. However, being the novice that I am, coupled with my innate curiosity, I couldn't help but dive right in and try to make sense of all the numbers that were being thrown at me.

Even as I write this post, the panel on my left offers an array of options: the ability to include media, elements, and embedded content from the web; settings to add cover images and descriptions; SEO settings for improving search engine placement; categories to make posts more accessible; tags to narrow down topics; monetization options (no explanation needed there!); and even a translation option.

Reflecting on this, I realized that the overwhelming nature of diving into a new field is true for almost any well-established field. Think about college or your workplace - they structure the learning process, allowing for gradual progression rather than overwhelming you from the start. It humbles me to acknowledge the efforts of the teaching staff and corporate trainers who took the time to design a smooth learning curve. Although the practical usefulness of what we learn can sometimes be debated, I want to take a moment to thank anyone who has taught or trained me. I genuinely value the knowledge I gained, and I hope I could provide some entertainment with my occasional silly questions.

In summary, I've come to realize that navigating this realm of SEO and analytics will be like climbing a mountain, and I've decided to take on this new challenge. I'm all in. I know there will be moments of doubt, overthinking, and information overload in the beginning, but I expect the journey to be memorable and enjoyable for both of us.

Have you recently taken up anything challenging or new in your life? Feel free to share in the comment section below! We can be virtual accountability partners or simply support one another (I scratch your back, and you can tap my shoulder in return). Once again, I hope you are doing well during these unpredictable and testing times globally.

Keep strong, keep smiling. Until next time!

Disclaimer: I ran this post through ChatGPT and it made minor changes to help with the flow and structure. The post's original draft was completely written by me as I promised in my first post (it's nice having an editor though - won't lie). I got a compliment from it too (probably the highlight of my week).

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