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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Excited About Blogging Again

Well, I started my own WordPress blog on HostGator, and I must say that I am excited again.  It is fun and challenging to try and start from scratch and try to build traffic and an audience of consistent readers.  Right now, I am spending a lot of time commenting on other blogs to try and get my name out there and develop social traffic at the same time that I develop links.  This seemed to be a good strategy for my other new site,  As such, I think it will be a good thing for my new blog as well.  Since the topic is a little more broadly based, I am hoping that I can generate a little more interest.  I will know more over the next few months.

I am starting to make plans and goals for the new site as well.  I am not quite ready to post yet but in the next few days will be solidifying my plans for the remainder of the year.  I am hoping to be able to make up for the lost time that I suffered at the hands of the Panda Update.  It sure put my income back by almost a year as far as I can tell so I do have some catching up to do.  However, now that I am getting the hang of working on my own site, I think that things are more promising than before.

My new site is getting indexed in about 48 hours as best I can tell.  I have about 5 blog posts that are indexed and 2 more that have been recently written which should be in Google by the end of the week.  Having the site as part of Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools seems to help.  Plus the fact that I am commenting on other blogs after each post to take advantage of ComLuv also seem to help.  This is another reason that I think the blog will grow relatively quickly compared to my other work so far.  It is certainly nothing compared to what the professionals are able to do, but I am OK with that.  I am just a part-time blogger anyway.

Anyway, I am having a blast building something from the ground up and am curious to see what the possibilities will be.  I have been writing online for 2 years now.  The majority of that time was spent with the content farms and sites like Xomba, eHow, and HubPages.  I can't help but think where I might be if I had spent the time developing my own site or several.  I might have 200 posts on an authority blog rather than 200 disparate Hubs.  If you are even considering getting your own blog, I would suggest it.  HostGator has been easy to use and the installation of WordPress was pretty easy.  I can't believe I waited so long.  Just click on the HostGator banner above to start building your own blog now.


  1. I’m happy to hear your enthusiasm is back. You’ll find that it’s easier and quicker to build traffic to your new blog because you’ve gained 2 years of experience. There’s an interesting quote that I came across the other day by Michelangelo: “If people knew how hard I worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful.”

    You’ve got 2 years under your belt. You didn’t take any shortcuts and have learned from doing a little each day when you had time. You used HubPages, Xomba and the like because it was easy and available. Now that you want more, you’re doing more.

    Two years ago you couldn’t have imagined yourself with your own WordPress site, now look at you. I think I’ve said this before, but Kidgas, I have the sneaking suspicion that you’re going to develop a nice steady secondary income stream. The best part about it is that you’re doing it on your own time according to your own schedule. I find your journey to be inspirational. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Felicia,
    As always, thanks for your inspiring and encouraging words. I will come back to this often when I get down. You are right that 2 years ago, there is no way I could have worked with WordPress due to a combination of factors. Each journey is composed of many steps and I am taking them one at a time.

  3. We'll get there, Kidgas! I'm glad to hear you are enthusiastic and inspired again. Keep it moving, good sir, and you will succeed.

  4. It is cool to actually see what your blog looks like :D I have been subscribed for a long time now but always read your blog on my ipod feed. I subscribed to the gurus and the people fighting to make a few dollars online just to get a good pulse on who is doing what.

    I think it is THE BEST idea you have had to start your own blog. the revenue sharing sites are like small hits of income but you can lose it at any time! Options dude is a good site to start with because it deals with stocks and there can be good money there! Going to go read the post about how much you have made now

  5. I thought Options Dude was a good start also. I figured it would be a good learning process and so that is what I did. I have been learning a lot. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.


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