Jamie Zoch took a break from Twitter and wrote a nice piece about how he spent his time during the break. I think Jamie fell into the trap that we all do. Routine is what makes it possible to get a ton of stuff done during the day. Its also what makes time go by so fast that days become like GroundHog day. Wasted days and wasted time. You look up and you’re drained and feel like nothing special came of it.
Fortunately its not a problem with me because it’s not my main job. I have the nursery to break it up every day. Time I waste on Twitter is actually me taking a break, not work. I’m certainly not addicted to it and a few days a week I merely check it during lunch or waiting on something. Other days I have it sitting open all the time goofing around. Just depends on what season it is for me. Writing this piece each day on the other hand, can become a chore. But if I can’t do it Travis and Josh have always been nice and picked it up. A much needed break when necessary. Jamie talks about his break in the article and gives some advice
- It will be ok to step back and not do some drop catching.
- It will be ok to step back and not spend hours and hours on expired domain auctions.
- It will be ok to put a chill on asking others for domain name appraisals.
- It will be ok to ignore domain news sites
- It will be ok to ignore the many social media websites that consume many hours of our days.
In my opinion, if you are spending the time he states on the above you already have a problem. One, social media probably adds zero dollars to your domain investing bottom line so its no more than entertainment if you spend your time reading and commenting. If you are writing, you better be making money from the posts, otherwise you are back to entertainment. Entertaining others, but still just entertainment . No reason why you can’t just walk away from entertainment when you have to. Same with domain news site. News is the past. You are hunting for the future. Appraisals? Again, doesn’t add much value except piece of mind. So that leaves plenty of time for the first two. The first two make you money. When you’re done with the money making part then its time for fun and games.
I feel Jamie just didn’t feel appreciated. He does a ton of work finding all the sales but makes no money from it. For us readers its entertainment. Very interesting and very appreciated, but the ratio of work to value is tough. Hours are spent finding things that get put in to a tweet that we spend 5 seconds reading and say “Cool” and move on. Again, super appreciated but not something anyone is going to pay for. We all do things for three reasons. One, because we enjoy it. We love the process and the results. Two, it gives us attention. Three, it makes us money. My opinion is Jamie doesn’t get 2 or 3 and it started to get to the point he wasn’t enjoying the work. So he had to take a break until it came back. Again, my opinion but we’ve all been there. And many times we never come back because we find something else we enjoy more. Our time is valuable and wasting it on something that doesn’t give us any of the 3 doesn’t make much sense.
Domain of the Day: HealthExchange.com I hope your health insurance exchange works better than the US version
Quote of the Day:“You are killing yourself for for a job that would replace you within a week if you dropped dead. Take care of yourself-“Jet Li
Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping
Brawl.gg Nothing says MOBA like brawl
Hurdle.io The app that helps you get over it
Blink.ly Taken in all the other extensions and works with .ly IMO
Cook.ly I’ve talked about it a few days. One of the best .ly names up in a while
Chinga.me If you speak Spanish you know why this is good.
Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Auction
HtmlFiles.com Met reserve. 20 year old domain. Exudes website and coding
XUVD.com I wouldn’t normally list a name of this quality but reserve met at $60. Under $100 would be a good buy
Bangin.com Awesome clothing line. I’m to use the term but not too old to know it
FatClothing.com Might be a bit too honest in the branding
Dinosaur.net Loved the name and then I see the seller is wasting our time
TinyFootprints.com Upgrade name for several companies. Exudes children
TheBahamas.net Going to need a build out but a great name for a travel site
TheBestPlants.com A good marketing name for a place like mine. Wait. Maybe I’ll buy it
Konta.com Nice 5L.com brand. Also a last name so its going to be more brands
Godaddy Domains With Bids
LocalFlower.com Used to be a cut flower name, now a cannabis name
Bella.org Strong enough of a brand that the dot org may still go for four figures
CashDay.com Its as good or better of a name as CashApp
ICanTravel.com No. No you really can’t right now
ANaturalCure.com A lot of places
eIdea.com I liked it but didn’t think it was a four figure name
DiscoverJesus.com For many this is worth a look
EGTL.com L for League
Scents.net Even as a dot net it has a ton of value. Billion dollar perfume and lotion business helps.
EmergencyFunding.com a lot of businesses, hospitals, and cities are going to need it soon
GDNV.com The only time V is any good at the end. Nevada and Las Vegas
ZYWX.com i have no idea why its four figures. It has to be something with China
SnapStone.com Its getting bids but there’s a pretty tight trademark on a product for floors and other stonework hardscapes
Mehan.com 1999 birthday. Registered in 26 other extensions
Nahun.com Sounds like a town where a virus would start
WildRocket.com Not great but memorable and an easy logo
HelpAdvisor.com Doesn’t make sense but people are still going to bid on it
NerdBrand.com Not sure if the Geek and Nerd branding thing has played out. We’ll see
7ql.com A store of value NLL.com
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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