May 24, 2016 by Stephen Bentley
Evolution happens in our lives, in our careers. It happens! Sometimes it is forced upon us either through our own crass mistakes or the fault of others. Blogging evolution is no different. Since my retirement my blogging and writing activities have gathered momentum like the proverbial snowball rolling down the mountain side. Or, is it more of a rolling stone gathering no moss?
I started blogging on the Google platform, I think it’s called blogger.com, some 3 or 4 years ago when I was living in Thailand. I have learned so much especially in the last 12 months.
That learning curve should be put to good use. It is. I have started up a new blog (yes, another one!) called EasyBlog.net. I will be using it to offer a Blogging 101 guide aimed at new or newish bloggers. It will be intended to guide them away from some of the mistakes I made. Perhaps even the more experienced blogger may learn a thing or two 🙂
I must admit that I was encouraged to start that new blog by some of my readers here. One even commented that he “liked the techy articles.” Well, I am no “techy” but I can find my way around.
Blogging can be as simple or as difficult as you wish to make it. It’s your blog. It’s your life. It’s your decision.
One of the advantages that retirement brings is that I am able to throw myself full time into my writing and blogging activities. Over at the new blog I will naturally be promoting my favored hosting partner, Siteground. So, there will be less promotion of them here.
I will also be featuring other WordPress related products and services. Some of them with affiliate links. I will be posting coupons and discounts for such products. It will save you much time and hassle shopping around.
As I say, the blogging 101 guide will be aimed at the beginner. It will cover things like –
- Basic Requirements of Blogging – the tools you need
- Choice of Domain Name
- Web Hosting
- Content – in other words the written text in your blog posts
- Images – where to find free photographs to display in your blog posts
- Traffic and SEO – how to get visitors to your blog and Search Engine Optimization
- Email Lists and Newsletters
- Monetization – how to make money from your blog
Topics will be added to as time goes by.
I do hope you will come and visit me there. I also hope that you take advantage of the deals that I have researched and recommend.