Of course it's important… why would I say otherwise? Okay so it's a given this would be my view… I'm a blogger. However, I'm not being glib about this because actually blogging is still a vital activity, whether you're a business, freelancer or a plain old blogger like me. I'm going to explain why … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Why Blogging is Important
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Life as a blogger is hectic. We're working on a dozen things at any one time, ploughing through to do lists, writing, publishing, networking, promoting, tweaking WordPress… the list goes on. We work like this to try to make positive gains for our blogs. But when you're frantically ticking off the … [Read more...] about Google Analytics Annotations: Don’t Just Do, Note It!
What does it take to be considered one of the best bloggers on the block? Of course there are a whole bunch of attributes that make a good blogger but what does it take to be a cut above the rest? Clearly there are a many qualities that make someone a great blogger, but I'm going to focus on one … [Read more...] about 10 Ways in Which the Best Bloggers are Ruthless
This is a timely post for me as I'm halfway through a 30 day blogging challenge right now. It's a well-named challenge because it's… well it's a challenge, and a tough one for me at that. I've committed to writing a blog post every day for 30 days and it's hard. It's led me to ask myself, am I … [Read more...] about Is Blogging Too Much Bad for You? Thoughts from a 30 Day Challenge
Starting a blog is like becoming a parent. It's an exciting time full of opportunity, potential and aspiration. As a new blogger you'll be highly motivated and full of energy, and this is important because as a new parent will tell you, this fuels you through the early stages of your newborn blog's … [Read more...] about Blogging Advice for Beginners – 13 Essential Tips
As a new blogger we can very easy slip into obsessing about the thing itself... our blogs. But there's more to blogging life than blogging. Or rather... you can't just focus on your blog. In an ideal world, you'd only focus on creating content. As you add to the number of published posts, you'd … [Read more...] about Blogging & the Importance of Irons in the Fire
I've posted recently about the importance of blogging your way through the coronavirus pandemic. It's important for me to focus my attention on something positive right now, hence I wrote about why I feel this. To support my aim to move in a positive direction, I thought I'd commit to a positive … [Read more...] about My 30 Day Blogging Challenge
Blogging is in my experience a wonderfully liberating and fulfilling activity and I truly get a buzz sharing the knowledge of things I write about with people looking to solve specific problems my posts can answer. I highly recommend it to everyone since it provides a multitude of potential … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Why You Should NOT Start a Blog
This is a tricky post for me to write. I've thought long and hard about whether or not to post something about the coronavirus. I wasn't sure how it would fit on SideGains. But the truth is though it IS relevant since the coronavirus affects how we work as bloggers, as with everyone else. It truly … [Read more...] about Why We Must Continue Blogging Through the Coronavirus
Is your blog traffic depressingly low? It's a big club and we're all members in our early days... and sometimes the early days extend into quite a long time! I've been in your shoes. To be honest I still am somewhat, though my blog traffic is definitely beginning to pick up… but it's taken a long … [Read more...] about 12 Reasons Why Your Blog Traffic is Depressingly Low