I haven’t been doing much with blogging for the past few weeks.
It was the eternal battle of needing money yesterday versus building an income for the future.
And, unfortunately, the future was losing the war.
Getting to kids of to college in August was already a struggle.
But then my cell phone died.
I feel a little lost without my cell phone.
I didn’t know how addicted I was to the thing until it was gone.
One thing that I struggled, and I am still struggling with, is getting the advertisements to show up at the bottom of each post on MsCrookedHalo.
I was using Advertwhirl but it was giving me an error message that was clearly seen at the top of the website by every visitor.
It was so visually unappealing that I removed the plugin.
One thing that I am continuing to do is join every Facebook blogging group that I can find and following the rules on how to work them to my advantage.
This strategy is working well as I see my stats shoot up.
I think social engagement is the only way to get good stats on a personal blog.
My niche blogs seem to bring in organic traffic on their own.
I also decided how to do the categories on my personal blog.
And…I think I have glammed on the way to get on the youtube bandwagon.
I have had quite a few duh moments this month.
As I write this, I am reading a good post on enstinemuki.com entitled 15 Top Bloggers Reveal How They Make Money Blogging! in which he asks some top bloggers to name their 2 main ways to monetize their blogs.
If you have been blogging for awhile, the answers probably won’t surprise you.
Hopefully, I will have more to report next week.
How’s your blogging week going?