OptionsDude.com. 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.
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