On July 4th 1776 a ragtag group, whom we respectfully refer to as our founding fathers, declared independence from Great Britain, the largest political and geographical power the world has ever known. Our founding fathers represented the small and unorganized 13 American colonies who were diverse in their beliefs and their allegiances. However, they had one common goal and that was to gain freedom to govern themselves.
This statement of independence, or what would be known throughout American history as The Declaration of Independence, came six years before the end of the American Revolutionary War. It was the winning of the Revolutionary War that made the Declaration of Independence a reality.
Achieving the final goal of independence from Britain was fraught with mistakes and over-calculations. However, what was more important than the Declaration of Independence was America’s Declaration of Endurance. This declaration was created without pomp and celebration, and persisted throughout the colonies as an unwritten code.
Without the Declaration of Endurance written upon the hearts of our founding fathers, the Declaration of Independence would be an insignificant document that held no meaning in the final outcome. It was the notion to persevere at all cost that made it possible to create the United States as we now know it.
The Commander and Chief of the Continental Army which won the Revolutionary War and the first American President, George Washington, stated the importance of endurance:
“We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.”
In our modern lives many of us have never had to undergo the endurance witnessed by those who secured independence for our nation. However, our challenges require the same dedication to endurance if we are to achieve anything of worth in our lives. We must be willing to continually push with our all in order to stand in the ranks of history of those who have achieved great feats.
If you study the American Revolutionary War you will know that many colonist gave up and went home. That it was not uncommon to have scores of Continental soldiers plague the army with complaints and at times raise mutinous cries.
However, there were also many who sacrificed much without complaint and others who in the end gave the ultimate price of their enduring blood for the sacred cause of independence. These individuals are those who understood that their cause was greater than their problems. It is these individuals that we must forever thank for providing a declaration of endurance so that we, the future generations of America, could benefit from the Declaration of Independence.
Blah, blah, blah, everyone is doing it. The web is littered with unoriginality. Find what makes you unique and stay with it. Vow to be unique. Example:3 Doors Down—A True SEO Music Video Ü
2. Blog imperfectly
Give yourself a time limit when writing a post and then publish it when you hit the deadline. Published imperfection is progress. Unpublished perfection is worthless. Vow to have flaws. Example: My Imperfect Plan
3. Blog the future
Anyone can tear apart the past. Look into the future and take a chance on what might not be. Not only does it help you look for possible opportunities, but it also gives your blog unique perspective. Vow to guess the future. Example: The Day Search Engines Died!
1. Be unique 2. Give more than you take 3. Do one task at a time 4. Find and resolve problems 4. Access others' knowledge 5. Listen to feedback 6. Learn to be inquisitive 7. Test, test, test 7. Distinguish sense from nonsense 8. Grow from mistakes 9. Accept change as inevitable 10. Befriend your competition 11. Study different industries 12. Learn to build not game 13. Understand the motivation of emotion 14. Work for yourself 15. Build loyalty 16. Don't fear failure 17. Study the past, critique the future 18. Ignite users' curiosity 19. Allow creativity to flourish 20. Never give up
Top Search Marketing Mistakes
* Mistaking CTR for Conversion * Not using negative keywords * Unoptimized landing pages * Using all default settings * Ignoring tracking results * Not using Geo-Targeting * Not using Day Parting * Not proofreading your ads * Only using Broad Match * Giving up too soon
* Unoptimized title tags * Poor content * Slow site speed * Ignoring social media * Forgetting about conversion * Not staying current on SEO changes * Using splash pages * Overuse of Ajax * An unbalanced backlink profile * Ignoring site structure