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How I Started Blogging
Blogging was almost frustrating for me as a beginner especially that I had almost zero level knowledge of all the stuffs involved. Not to mention the writing obstacles that I have to improve. And if your primary motivation in starting a blog is to make money online, its even more frustrating and excruciating.
For over three months, I spent much of the time learning the simple technical aspects of this highly engaging venture such as how to set-up a domain name, how to go around your webhost CPanel, how to upload and maintain your hosted WordPress platform, how to tweak or edit themes, how to install plug-ins, how to modify the HTML and PHP codes and so on.
Then I went into the wild west research on what is search engine optimization, what is off-page and onsite optimization, what are Meta tags and robots.txt, what is url redirection, how to use the Google webmaster tools, what is backlinking, and what is article submission, what is social bookmarking, how to use social sites, how to generate traffic, and how important to comment to other blogs. All of which is I thought was very important for a blog to start rolling successfully.
Because I wanted to generate income from this blog-o-blog I went on to study what is internet and affiliate marketing, website monetization, and adsense. Yeah I didn’t know what is adsense all about.
Next to that is how to restraint myself from being easily influenced and affected by all the negative things I encounter. And how to discipline myself from being easily lured and carried away by the thousands of seemingly promising opportunities on the net.
It’s really hard when you’re a newbie blogger starting from level zero. But it’s also rewarding when you began to discover many tricks and the so-called “secrets” that you can use and expand for your future blogging success.
Ah, there’s so much yet to learn. Thank God for the blogs.