I set up kenmc.com as a blog based site back in October last year and in fairness, didn’t really do a whole lot with it. Since shortly before Christmas and moreso since the new year I’ve definitely taken my blogging more serious and continue to blog across 3-4 different sites on a daily/bi-daily basis – all the while, I still consider myself a beginner, and I think its nice to do so. Always learning, always adapting, always beginning.
So, while I’m in that frame of mind, I might point out that Darren Rowse over at ProBlogger.net has started a Blogging For Beginners series of posts, rehashing some of his older material and exploring new areas. If you’ve never ventured into blogging and you’re considering it, it’s worth a look.
I was talking to Darren last night about the IIA event and he basically said that he’d be covering about 2/3 of the topics I want to cover 🙂
nice one. don’t think i’ll be making that seminar so I might well just keep reading Darren’s posts 🙂
Of course, now we know what your slides are going to contain… any clues on the other third ? 😉
Really seems like its aimed at those wanting to create a blog for profit.
Blogging for profit alone wouldn’t really be blogging.. Anyhow, it wouldn’t be as much fun. However server costs need to be covered somehow. So as to at least not operate at a loss. I am not going to deny a monetary profitable blog is great motivation to keep blogging though. There are many ways out there to make a Euro, but I think there’s no book or tutorial that applies to everyone. One has to play around until they finally find something that helps balance their operational costs or make them some profit. In other words, provide good content, experiment and you shall discover.
Kentar – While the articles do encorporate helping you to make money from a blog, I think it should be seen as an aside, I’ll agree with Pavlos there.
Blogging for profit along won’t do you much good – if I was blogging strictly for profit I’d likely close all my blogs down.
I do it simply from a point of view of enjoying the writing, while also keeping tabs on everything thats going on around me.
Everyone will end up with a different style of blogging but the articles are there as an opinion or an aid to help get you on the right track.