You may have set up your blog up but not yet written your first post. Perhaps you're thinking about starting a blog in the near future? Either way, at some point you'll need to think about writing your first blog post. But where do you start? I've started a lot of blogs (some of them good, … [Read more...] about Writing Your First Blog Post – How & Where Do You Start?
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I've touched upon this a little before (What Happened and How the Heck Did I Get Here) but I've not written a specific post about why I started blogging. Believe it or not, my primary motivation was not financial. It became a significant motivation as time went on, but initially I started … [Read more...] about How I Started Blogging With WordPress & the Reasons Why
It's a very valid question and one I've asked myself too. I began SideGains in 2019. Prior to publishing my first post I too wondered if it was too late to start a blog. If you're asking yourself this question, I have the definitive answer. Maybe. Maybe not. It might not be the answer … [Read more...] about Is It Too Late to Start a Blog? The Answer is… it Depends!
Most frequently we tend to reflect as one year draws to a close and another one begins. But the truth is, any time is a good time to reflect. I figured it might be interesting to put together a post for would-be bloggers to explain why should you start a blog... whatever time of the year it … [Read more...] about 17 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog
It sounds like a very dramatic title I know! I don’t have an uplifting back story of overcoming adversity and so perhaps the title IS too dramatic. But the truth is, blogging truly has been a pretty big deal for me. So… I am going to get a little personal in this post and explain how and when I … [Read more...] about How Blogging Changed My Life in 7 MAJOR Ways!
At the start of a new year we're often full of optimism. We're charged with the idea of the growth mindset we've decided we're going to adopt. Things can always change for the better right? You may have decided to convert your hobby into something more legit and try to start blogging as a … [Read more...] about Blogging as a Career: What Might This Mean For You?
It's true that making a living through blogging is entirely possible. I've made a decent living from blogs myself, so I'm proof it can be done. However, the truth about blogging, or rather what it takes to create a successful blog, is often overlooked. You'll have read the same stories about … [Read more...] about The Truth About Blogging… 11 Things You Should Know
Anyone who is familiar with Frank Herbert's science fiction novel Dune will recognize something in the title of this post. Okay, I'll admit I've perverted it somewhat for my own ends as you can see below. But fear of blogging really is the mind-killer. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why Fear of Blogging is the Mind-Killer
If you're about to start a blog you've probably read the inspirational stories of some of the bloggers who have hit the headlines. They seem to have the perfect life and massive wealth. But hidden behind the exceptional stories of the stratospheric bloggers are tens of thousands of others working … [Read more...] about Is Blogging Hard Word? You Bet… Think Marathons Not Sprints!
Indeed... what should I blog about? What a question! It's a question that requires two different answers to be honest, because if you're asking yourself this you will likely be in one of two different positions. You want to start a blog and are looking for a niche and wondering what that niche … [Read more...] about What Should I Blog About? 39 Ideas for All Bloggers