Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

TGIF

Today is Friday. Hold on. If that is news to anyone it is definitely time for a relook at your priorities. Yes, it is the last workday of the week. Yahoo. Always nice to recognize Friday.

This week has been pretty typical. I managed to meet my 1000 word a day goal and now my WIP stands at above 89,000. If I do seven more thousand next week the first draft will be done and total 96,000 words. Of course, the conclusion could come crashing in at fewer words but either way it will be done next week. (God willing and the creek don’t rise.)

Then the editing and rewrite will begin at the expense of the few hairs I have left.

I spent some time this week on Amazon ads. There was a weeklong workshop in which I participated. It was informative and gave me some pretty good ideas about Amazon advertising. I have vowed to conquer this beast or die trying. We’ll see how it goes.

I raised some concern about views and the need to maybe change some things on the blog. I took a look this week at visits to my blog in contrast to just looking at views and for the most part the visits are pretty consistant. Long story short I’m going to leave the format alone but continue to keep monatoring.

Today’s JohnKu talks about continued review of our chosen path to make certain it is still relevant. I hope you have a great weekend.

Oversight by John W. Howell © 2019

The path well travelled,

Should be evaluated . . .

So you won’t get lost.

 

 

53 comments

  1. Loved the JohnKu! Congratulations on maintaining your 1000 words a day word count. I’ve been doing the same and plugging along. Happy Friday!

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    1. Before you know it you have a 90,000 word MS. Good for you, Jill.

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  2. Oh my … the JohnKu makes you a sage … the Yoda of WP. Meanwhile, you continue to be a writing machine. Impressive. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank​ you, Frank. Have a great weekend yourself.

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  3. Congratulations on meeting your word count. Another week at this pace is a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m glad you’re not yet making format changes to your blog. That felt like a hasty decision. Great JohnKu, and Happy Friday.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. Hope you have a super weekend.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. Happy weekend to you.

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  4. Handling a blog, keeping up with an on-line workshop, and still getting your 1,000 quota done shows amazing concentration and dedication, John!
    (psst – are you still married? 🙂 )

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, GP. Yes, still married. I manage to carve out some honey-do list time as well as personal interface. The nice thing is my wife can only take brief moments of me so busy is good. It’s worked for thirty years.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Wow, John, you amaze me! Congratulations and best wishes! PS, I love the JohnKu! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😁

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  6. You #must…only 7 days & you are there! 🕺🕺🕺

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    1. I can smell it from here. Thanks, Victoria Ray. 😁

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  7. Neat trick with the Johnku — who could imagine getting lost on the well-traveled path? But we all do it, from time to time.

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    1. Yes, we do. Sometimes the familiar leads us astray. Thank you, Linda.

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  8. Great Johnku today, John. The path is well-traveled for a reason. You dedication and discipline continue to impress me. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Have a great one as well.

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  9. As in the wild, it’s never a bad thing when you’re sharpening your teeth. And the blogosphere is kind of like the wild. Except bloggers don’t eat each other . . usually not.

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    1. At least not physically. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. That we know of . . .

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  10. The wisdom contained within your Johnku this week (and most weeks) continues to impress.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. So nice of you to leave such an uplifting comment. It came at the perfect time. 😊

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  11. Enjoy your weekend. Got a 4 day weekend here.

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    1. Wow. What is the occasion?

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      1. Rosh Hashana is on Monday night.

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      2. Ah. Have a super holiday

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  12. Excellente, mi amigo! (Just showing off!) 🙂

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  13. You really needed that home office. You’ve been kicking butt ever since. Excited for you.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. Steady as you go.

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  14. Congrats on nearing the end of the first draft. I’d love to take a workshop on Amazon ads and figure out what the heck is going on with them.

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    1. Yeah. Still clear as mud.

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  15. A huge congrats on the WIP, John!! I hope you will be sharing your Amazon Ads experience on your blog. I’ve been curious but haven’t tried any yet. Love the JohnKu!!

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    1. Yeah, not much ad info to share​ so far. Waiting for more results. Thank you, Jan

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  16. That is one downside to moving the workplace home–Friday becomes Anyday. But I’ll still take it. Great progress on your next book. And I look forward to reading about the Amazon ads. I had no luck with them.

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    1. I’m still not having luck.

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  17. I don’t know how you do it. to be honest. Retired or not! 1000 words per day, daily blog post, walks about town, participating in Amazon Ad Workshops and who know what else.
    And worrying about your stats…
    You are fierce.

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    1. Attention deficit I would say. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. A little hyper to add to the mix?

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      2. When my wife and I first got together she asked me if I ever stopped and just relaxed. I think she said I resemble a shark and need to keep moving to breathe. I told her it was a good analogy. 😁 That​ was 30 years ago.

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      3. Guess it doesn’t bother her too much if she is still in the picture 😉

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      4. I think she is used to it now. Plus it keeps me from being underfoot (so to speak)

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      5. Indeed… 😉

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  18. Hi, John! A very wise Johnku! Congrats on your steadfastness when it comes to your writing! It’s so exciting to be near the end of that first draft. 😀 xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I still haven’t brought myself to figure out Amazon marketing. Hope it works out for you:) Congrats on the wordcount! Yay! Great Haiku this week, too.

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    1. I’m still trying​. Not sure I know any more than I did.

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  20. If you figure out anything about Amazon ads John, be sure to let me know. I promise not to tell anyone.

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    1. Okay. Still confused

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  21. All in all, a very productive week, congrats!

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