Are you wondering how to make this year your best one yet? Have you got lots of plans and hopes for your blog this year but are a little afraid of putting them into action in case they don’t work out?
Oooh, I know exactly how you feel. I know because I felt the same the year before last. I had so many ideas and plans and knew just what I wanted to achieve, but do you know what happened in the end? I failed.
Yep, I pretty much failed at everything that I had set out to do. My plans came to nought. I made nowhere near my financial target. I didn’t get anywhere near the number of subscribers I thought I would get. I got nowhere near the number of visits to my blog that I thought I would get. I made so few sales that year that I might as well have not bothered even trying.
I was embarrassed, I felt miserable and disillusioned, but to be honest, I was mostly annoyed with myself. Here’s why…
Are you trying to find the cheapest hosting service for your blog? There are so many to choose from aren’t there? How do you know which one to go with?
I always say that recommendations are the best way to make up your mind. I like to ask people what they have used and what they feel is the best value for money.
As I’ve been running blogs now for a few years, and have also helped hundreds of new business owners and bloggers to get their hosting sorted, I’ve learnt a thing or two about what makes a good host and what doesn’t and I’m going to share that knowledge with you here.
Hello there and welcome to A Baby Boomer Bloggers site. I’m Lynne and I’m here to help you get started on your blogging journey.
There are lots of resources available here to help you get your blog up and running faster, so please choose where you would like to begin from the options below.
Whether you are looking for some free and easy tools to use or you would like a full mentoring experience there is something for everyone.
You might also find some of these blog posts useful:
Are you trying to find out how to write a great blog post? Great, then grab a cuppa and let’s get started.
First of all a blog post is just an article which appears on a blog. Like this one that you’re reading right now.
It is designed to inform, inspire, educate or entertain it’s readers, or to promote a product or service that you may have or want to recommend.
This particular post is going to be educating you. It is going to be teaching you exactly how to write a great blog post from scratch. You will learn something from it and so I consider it to be educational. I hope it is a little inspirational too though.
The read time of this post is around 10 mins. Short on time? Listen to the podcast instead.
A lot of my clients ask me are blogging courses worth it. They tell me that there is a wealth of information for free on YouTube and Google, so why pay for courses.
This is what I tell them…
You get what you pay for. If something is free then it’s very unlikely to provide as much value as something you have to pay for, that’s just common sense really isn’t it?
There will be parts of it, or steps missing, or it won’t tell you the whole method but ask you to upgrade to get the rest of the “necessary” information. Of course, this isn’t true of every free thing you come across on the internet, but I just wanted you to bear it in mind.
Are you wondering how you can include Halloween in your non-Halloween blog and still remain credible?
It’s important for bloggers to keep up with what’s trending on social media and right now people are gearing up for Halloween.
I know it’s not even the end of August yet, but honestly, you have to start promoting your content at least a month before the actual event to give it time to gain traction.
So in a couple of weeks you are going to need something in your blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page or Instagram posts that talks about Halloween.
Are you drawing a blank as to what to blog about once the Grand-kids go back to school?
I’m not yet a Gran, although many of my blogging friends are, and they have had their blogging activities somewhat curtailed this last 6 weeks or so; because of the school holidays and having to look after the Grand-kids.
Quite a few of them have been saying that they have got out of the swing of it, or that they can’t think what to blog about now that they are about to get their days back.
If you want to learn how to start a free blog you’re in the right place, however, if, at some point you want to make money from your blog and treat it as a business, I would strongly advise that you don’t have a completely free one but to invest a tiny amount to own your own domain name and have it hosted for you.
By tiny amount, I mean about $70 for TWO YEARS. Here’s why it’s worth paying that little bit for your blog.
Hello and welcome back for the 7th and final lesson of this series. I am so proud of you for making it this far with me.
I hope that I have got you to where you wanted to be a little quicker than if you had had to figure all this out on your own, if so, my work is done and I am very happy. If not, tell me what I could do better to help you.
If you have missed lessons 1 – 6 you can catch up here:
So now you know pretty much all there is to know to get your blog off to a flying start. You know how to choose your niche, how to find their pain points, how to research keywords, how to use those keywords to get found on Google and how to promote your blog successfully online.
A massive well done to you! Give yourself a huge pat on the back from me 🙂
Wow, can you believe that we are on lesson 6 already? You have done amazingly well keeping up with all the challenges and doing all the hard work that is going to get your blog off to a flying start.
If you missed lessons 1 – 5 you can catch up here: