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 and Your Blog?
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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
As time has passed working on SideGains I've become aware increasingly of the slightly sniffy view that some bloggers have towards the "blogging about blogging" niche... of which SideGains is clearly a part. I'm intrigued about this and want to explore it a little. Are blogs about blogging adding … [Read more...] about Blogging About Blogging… Is it Cynical & Unethical?
Blogging is apparently a version of utopia for some, who've heard it's a great way to earn a decent living. It most certainly can be, as my recent article on how much you can make blogging discusses. However, there are those out there who would have you believe that a blogger's life is an easy one … [Read more...] about 9 Problems with Blogging That Affect Every Single Blogger
Oh yes indeed. A question we're all asking... unless you're an uber-blogger earning $1,000 a day plus. You could be thinking about starting a blog or a be a relatively new blogger. You may even have been blogging for a while. It doesn't matter... we're all trying to figure out an answer to the … [Read more...] about How Much Money Can You Make Blogging? A Reference for Bloggers