So I've just returned from a two week vacation to Lichnos in Greece. It was a very relaxing break. But now I'm home... with the holiday blues! I spent most days relaxing by a pool in +35°C temperatures and I actually managed to make three blog posts. One of these was a pretty substantial and … [Read more...] about Holiday Blues? Does Routine Offer a Cure?
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Aren't there enough pages on the web pushing inspirational quotes down our throats? Maybe. But, since I am presently on vacation in Lichnos, Greece, I'm feeling like I have my two feet planted in the classical world! While I've been enjoying my time lounging by the pool at my hotel, I've … [Read more...] about Inspirational Quotes with Images: Greek Philosophy Useful for Bloggers
Have you heard of black hat SEO techniques? If you haven't, you're like a friend of mine with whom I had a discussion about this very subject some weeks past. My friend happens to be a journalist... not that this is relevant. He writes mostly for financial journals but he has an interest in all … [Read more...] about What are Black Hat SEO Techniques & What Google Does to Perpetrators
It's an interesting question. If you've read my article about how to write blog posts quickly you'd have seen I've touched upon this already. For me, the best place to write a blog post is in a public place. I've seen another example of this today quite by accident. I'll explain how. So this … [Read more...] about The Best Place to Write Blog Posts – Finding the Perfect Environment
If you’re unlucky you’ve suffered the effects of a Google manual penalty. It’s no laughing matter, I can tell you! Google SEO penalties are brutal, decimate your organic traffic and take a while to fix depending on why they've been imposed. But did you know there were different types? I’m going … [Read more...] about Google SEO Penalties – What Are They & How Do You Avoid Them?
It’s a big issue. You’re enthusiastic about about your blog. More than this, you’re excited by it! But a blog requires high quality content... and that takes time to produce. But there are some things you can do to make this process faster. I am going to tell you my secrets for how to write blog … [Read more...] about 14 Powerful Tips on How to Write Blog Posts Faster
If you’re like me you’re working for yourself and need to manage how productive you are. You’ll also be looking for ways to keep costs down, given that you need software to help you out. Google offers a whole bunch of online tools to help you run your business. However you have to sign up to access … [Read more...] about Google Account Sign Up – How to Access Google’s Free Tools
This is the first of my posts to summarize my monthly activities. To be honest it’s contains more than just July 2019 activities as planning for SideGains began much earlier than this. So for the July 2019 report I’ll also include the activities I carried out previously to get the site up and … [Read more...] about July 2019 Activity Report & Stats
Starting a blog requires a lot of effort, but it is something that anyone can do. I am going to show you how to start a blog using precisely the same steps I used for SideGains. Some of the steps to setting up a blog will require you to figure a few things out. This is especially true if you are … [Read more...] about How to Start a Blog in 16 Simple Steps – Detailed Tutorial
I'm kicking off today with a description of how to run a page load speed test on your site. This has been a very important subject for me during SideGain's first month so I'll set the scene for you to explain why! I launched SideGains around 30 days ago on 26th June 2019. As you can imagine I've … [Read more...] about The SideGains Page Load Speed Test – How I Improved Page Speeds