Due to all weekend paperwork everything seems to been gone out of the window. Let me explain.
Due to all weekend paperwork everything seems to been gone out of the window. Let me explain.
Due to all weekend paperwork everything seems to been gone out of the window. Let me explain.
To the one of those annoying 6 little words that I hate the most right now; who, what, where, when, how and why. They can all just do one right now; never done something so complicated in my life, blogging my own stuff is easy.
As I've just use one of the annoying six words from the picture; this week I've come crawling for help from my fellow readers and fellow bloggers, to give me a hand or give me some advice of how the hell I’m going to run this with hardly any money to get it going.
So far I have got a Facebook Page, Blog Website, Fundraising Sites, Instagram and Twitter. Oh don't forget I have a board on Pinterest on it as well.
Facebook Page: @sentebaleblogsnigeria
Blog Website: sentebaleblogs.wordpress.com
The fundraising sites are practically nearly on every site that I use; along with lots of paperwork that I use for this website, also now that I'm doing paperwork for this blog and etc it's like how much paperwork do I really need to do. So over the weekend just been (5th-6th August 2017) me and my friend were in the library I was photocopying and she was counting how many sheets I've got if I missed any out. Probably about £20 worth of photocopying; some of it was for this blog as well, I'm currently half way sorting it all out and then realised that I brought the wrong sheets for the laminator so I can't laminate them either.
Lots and lots to do yet alone trying to keep up with blogs for here; looking for another job to gain more money, and everything else. Not sure how people say I was a Wonder Woman doing everything all at the same time. Who knows I’ll get there in the end I suppose.
Anyone knows or got ideas that can help me with raising money for the foundation for Nigeria all let me know by emailing me on this email address email@example.com thank you muchly and appreciated as I'm stumped for it and I'm asking for your advice for it as well.
To be able to launch a successful blog in ways that you can describe the true meaning of yourself and passion.
Strategies for launching a successful blog is to be able to define your target audience for your blog and to be able to cater to that audience in what they like to read. Main important thing is to keep on bringing them back to read more of your niche. It is the best way forward to build a dedicated audience for any blog; is to be able to carefully and be more clear in defining the target audience right from the start. Work around the content that will cater to all of the audience that you have thought about. The fact that I repeated myself a bit but I just made it more cooler than what I thought made sense in my head.
Focusing on a niche for the chosen age rage of your audience and to be able to develop the appropriate content that is specifically for those people you have in mind; will help you to ensure there will be a strong interest in your blog contents, in which prompting the blog will make it a whole lot easier as well.
The more ideas of you defining your set target audience. The more easier it will be to identify those people of whom cater to their needs with your content; which will reach out to them with your advertising and marketing messages, drawing them in and possibly go out and spread the word through word of mouth.
The fact that you are targeting marketing or audience. You are identifying your online content to draw in the audience; which can be defined by using one or multiple criteria, or various demographic characteristics. This is by reaching out a large target demographic of the web is relatively easy (much simpler than doing it using traditional advertising practices in the real world). In basic terms of my understanding of it is by using social media, word of mouth and etc.
The fact all of this sounds so hypocritical of someone who knows what they are doing; I basically don’t know what I’m doing, I just generally swing it and hope for the best really. I recommend not doing that; unless I say so otherwise but it did turn out for the best for me, I rather you do it the proper way first then swing it.
As there are a lot of competition out there for lots of pique of the same interest on the internet who have inherently the same thing that you want to do online and what your offering. I would recommend carefully design your online marketing efforts to your audience like they haven’t seen the content before and what makes you, you. Just own it basically; own it like someone just went “oh no you didn’t girlfriend to you”, you be like “pow I just kicked your butt girlfriend”. Literally just own them like you have more interesting in that niche than anyone else who’s doing it.
A strategy with a unique twist that you can put on your blog’s topic and content. People say it’s virtually impossible to plan a totally original topic to blog about. Erm hello! It’s not that hard honestly it really isn’t. Have you read my blogs? I always find a unique twist like nobody knows what hit them; I don’t know what they are talking about really, it’s all beyond me. Instead, of trying to be someone who you want to be. You are you and nobody else; let’s keep it that way shall we, no one can say you can’t say that or you can’t do that. Tell them to shove it where the sun don’t shine. Not literally tell them but it’s okay to say it in your head. You are allowed to express your amazing beautiful unique spin that you will continually develop your innovative content.
I could of left this blog post as boring as hell if I wanted to; but I decided not to because you guys would be so bored, given up by now reading it if I didn’t put some of my quarks into the whole blog post. I can’t help that I make random comments half way through. I just find it a bit boring of saying do this, do that, it’s your blog beautiful people at the end of the day. You will know what will work and what won’t work.
As a blogger, you are a unique individual with your own personality and have your own mind. You are capable to set your blog apart from everyone else, with the incorporate your knowledge, voice and personality into your blog. This is one of the easiest ways to set it apart from your competition.
Being a successful blogger you may find that; youcan also set your blog apart by including proprietary information, publishing extremely timely facts or research, or by incorporating your own unique thoughts, ideas, perspective or expertise into each of your blog entries.
Research how other bloggers and website operators are presenting similar information; you may find that bloggers and other website operators may not research the full amount that you can, this can be develop innovative ways to do it better or in a more unique, attention-getting, and memorable way. Meaning that you will need to keep up with constant tabs of what your competition is doing. Along side staying up with the trends that are happening within the blogosphere.
Another important strategy for creating and publishing a successful blog is to find away that you can develop content that isn’t readily available elsewhere in the blogosphere or on the web. I’m going to keep repeating to myself so that I can get this into my head as well; the more unique and innovative you are with the content and the better you target your audience, the easier it will be to build a following.
To be able to add a new content on a regular basis. You must be able to build and maintain a steady audience, regularly when adding new content to your blog. Every new blog entry should cater to your blog’s target audience, offer content that’s perceived as valuable, and build upon previously published content. Basically topping the last blog each time you blog.
A blog to be successful, you must stay on topic and cater to the wants, needs and expectations of your target audience. To be able to do this means by developing a thorough understanding of who your audience is, then adjusting your focus as trends and demands change over time.
Once you set a schedule for posting new content; it’s essential to maintain that schedule, so plan accordingly and don’t be over-ambitious. Like for me for example: I have about 8 major events over the 7 days that I have spread out over the week. When I first started the major events I only started with three; over the time it grew with audience, so they became a regular thing and stayed as a regular house hold name. Then I increased with two more major events along side the three other major events; to which they had started to grow in the way that the other major events have and I brought three more new events who are starting to take shape currently. That’s just how I’ve done it and the other advice you can have is by promising new content once a week then posting twice or three times per week on occasion, as opposed to promising new content daily (or several times daily) and not being able to deliver. Basically what I just said but I did it under major events than one post and so on.
The fact that your transforming your blog by interacting online with the community; instead of focusing exclusively on the publishing the content to develop your blog into a interactive online community, encourage your audience to post feedback and comments. Which will interact other readers or watchers; to whom will share their ideas and it will enhance your content by added their own information. It’s another best way of researching and listening to other people’s information or shared stories; when you go back to revisit in couple of months or years in advance, you can look into the comments or you have written them down somewhere and you can add a bit more to what you know since you did it the last time.
Make sure that you have incorporate a “Share” button into each of your blog entries. This will make it very easy for readers to share your content via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn. Virtually all the popular blogging platforms offer a widget that makes it easy to integrate a “Share” button into your blog. Doing this can help you build your audience through virtual word-of-mouth. Believe me it’s amazing how far it travels; there’s some countries that I’ve never even heard off, until I look it up on Google to see where it is. Even what’s more interesting is that I have been getting European Union coming to read my blogs; that took me awhile to think isn’t that the European Union, I’m pretty sure that they aren’t a country. It confirmed that I was right European Union were actually the whole world of politics.
Marketing and promoting your blog continuously is the worlds most pain in the arse thing to do day in day out. Yeah it will take time to build the audience in the hundreds, thousands or millions; it’s the only way you will be able to approach they most typical audiences that you want by ongoing marketing, promoting, and even paid advertising. Many of the world’s most successful bloggers have relied on the mainstream media to generate publicity for their blog to help build an audience. Promoting your blog on an ongoing basis is as important as regularly adding new content.
Keep the blog’s look, overall design and content professional. Always convey a professional image, regardless of the subject matter or your audience. The look and overall design of your blog should be professional, and easy to read and understand.
Also, be sure to edit and proofread your work carefully to avoid or correct any errors. Spelling mistakes or grammatical errors in your blog take away from your credibility and make your blog appear amateurish. I pretty much write mine out on pages or what I have in the technology world but also to write my notes down if necessary when I’m researching.
The thought of turning my blog into a business; is hard work but very rewarding, also for filling at the same time. It can also be frustrating at times as well when you have days that you feel like your not getting anywhere.
Turning a blog into a business can be very hard to start straight away; where you haven’t got the correct bits and pieces to be able to start living off your blog work weather it’s YouTube or writing blogs, you have to do it on the side lines of a job that pays you in the time being.
In which in the mean time you can save money that way; also to build up your viewers and readers as you go along, whilst creating videos and blogs I recommend that you keep a record of each day, each week and each month of how much you bring your viewers/readers in. This shows how much you have made the progress of what you have done; but also when you build up the credit of your hard work, starting to making contacts within the year or so. Your able to adventure out a bit more; this also you can get contacts coming to you as well to help you build up your youtube / Blogging world, believe me all this will help with your social media skills that you use to market your blogs.
I want to guide you on recourses that I use to help me to build up the world of Lizzysweeklyblogs. The recourses that I use for Lizzysweeklyblogs are from Pinterests, social media, word by mouth and slowly by emails. Not particularly like emails as you don’t really get much of a response than social media but you have to do it anyway because at the end of the day you have to cover everything.
What I get out of Pinterest?
You can use Pinterest as a blog platform to advertise your blogs or videos. I use Pinterest as for ideas and what I think may help me record, plan and many other things. Things such a like of Social Media Planner, Blog Post Planner, by My May Sunshine, Long Term Goal, Short Term Goal, Daily/weekly sheet, by ScatteredSquirrel.com, Habit Tracker by Clementine Creative, Daily Goal Tracker, by aileenbaker.com, Habit Tracker by Life On Matter, Monthly Blog Planner, Yearly Glance Blog Planner by Unknown, Blog Planner/Social Media by The B Bar,
What I get out of creating my own sheets?
Making your own tracking, schedule and many more is to show that you are cable of showing your creativity and how you work. I created my own monthly reviews sheets so that I know that I can see how everything works but also there wasn’t really much to look on Pinterest that I could use at the time.
I also use small little journals to record my data collection so that when I have the time I can write them all up onto the sheets that I have copied. I also have ones originals that are laminated; when I have run out of the copied ones, I can photo copy the original ones to how many I need at the time I need them.
How do you stay on top of all your paper?
To be honest with you. I have struggled to stay on top off it to be perfectly honest; I only just sat down over the weekend to see where I have got up too, then I soon realised that I have missed placed all of my May logs, data work and everything else somewhere. I have no idea where I have put it but fortunately I managed to pull out a few sheets that I can lay my hands on; got back to my own website to pull off the months data collection for that month but not the blogs that I did for the month, it doesn’t matter too much but it would of been nice to know what days I posted without going back two months worth of blogs to fill in the blanks. If it turns up it turns up and I’ll attach it to the copied ones that I have recreated.
Fortunately the past two months or so since may I have been transferring my sats collection data into my little notebooks; along with the days of what I had published on that day, so when I do actually have the time to get round to it, I can pull out the sheets and say ‘oh yeah that day I did etc’ so I can fill in my daily/weekly sheets for that week with out any problem what so ever.
Where do you keep all of your paper work?
I have three files that have got set titles on the binding of the A4 larch lever file; ‘Blog Post’ ‘Stats and many more’ and then ‘Goals Victory’, each one has its uses and divided into sections so that when I go back to the files I know where too look and what I need. Also to put the work into the correct categories without muddling them all up.
I hope that this will help you to know how to start organising yourself of what you need to do when you want to start a business. I do recommend that you start out the basics of what I have done to start with; because you never know when you need the proof of what you need to take with you, when the time comes to the whole opening a business back account. Just work on building up to the creditable of your blog/youtube business; your name, your reputation and last but not least your style of how you are working. I will revisit this in a few months time to share my progress with you and how I manage to do it on my own.
Behind the scenes with Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging; is coming or you have seen popping up from time to time, along with the rest of the major events. Here’s why.
The reason why I feel that every event should have an extra blog to it; because sometimes I feel like not a lot happens on the actual event, your like waiting for so long for the event weather it’s in the morning or in the evening. So I thought hey why not have a bit more of a teaser to get you going whilst your waiting.
Sometimes I feel too eager to wait for the following week to schedule you for that week; so I thought I might as well what about try to do an extra blog once in a while, by the way I do tend to talk to myself when I have these ideas. I either go along with it or I don’t. Most of the time I do go along with it; then I generally don’t go along with it when I start doing the blogs, I’m like what am I writing here? Or I don’t even like this blog so why am I writing about it this title for because I’m just not feeling it. I’m just not feeling the love or compassion from it all.
I know I’m strange; like I’m talking to a blank piece of paper on my iPad screen, no one does that? Then your weird; yes you the one in the middle picking your nose and eating it, that’s just weird and gross and your here to learn not being board out of your skull and picking your brains out.
Anyways back to what is extras? Extras is not about that muppet called Ricky Gravis whatever he calls himself; he’s just not that runny, he’s the most annoying high pitched guy who just needs a punch or something. I am so not a violent person what so ever; extras in my blogging world is when you have something, that is most exciting news or something that you can’t wait for the following week. You have just got to share the information with your readers; that’s what the extras are for, along with the hype for the day’s actual event it self.
I am most likely rambling on this one haha. If I’m not heyho it’s Monday and it’s the start of the week; who needs to be serious at the start of the week, good tip I always find is if you find away of making people laugh in your blogs. Good on you. You can’t always be serious all the time; there is a will, there’s away. Like for example in my Tom Kennedy’s blog stories/notes; in my first story that I’ve published, Invisible Man Part 1,2 & 3 I had to make it more fun and funny because if the story was slow and boring. You will loose your audience/readers; you need to be diverse in your writing or vlooging or whatever you do, because at the end of the day who will be coming back for more to read or watch your blogs. The same people who you caught the attention off.
I think you should give it ago personally; let your hair down, run free with it all. So tempted to close my window now; getting mighty freezing even though I’ve been sweating like a pig, not Miss Piggy guys come on. It a Thursday night and I’m planning this with my window open; that really didn’t sound right did it, all well actually black clouds are coming over don’t particularly want to get wet in the middle of the night.
What’s the secret behind of keeping up two blogs? What do you used to keep track of what you post? What are you’re secrets please tell us.
Welcome to my journal of how I manage with two blogs; basically my journal for two blogs are all in one it hasn’t got the two special journals, I did try that but didn’t work out because at the time it was hard too think of two different posts for two different things. So I decided to stick with one journal and one journal that it will stay. As everything else in there; all I do now is I used one notebook/journal, I do use small little journals but they are generally for titles, vocal data collection, blog data collection and published book.
The whole managing two blogs is quite challenging; however is it’s not as bad as I thought it would be, I just needed to remember what website that I’m on. With 2 blogs I tend to do is I use my own blog a the main site for everything; I use what I think its better onto Vocal Media, not everything goes onto Vocal Media that I write this is because not all of it I don’t think they will do so well.
What do I use to keep track of what I published? I generally used daily sheets, social media sheets, yearly planners and etc. As things got wildly hectic of doing blogs everyday; I had to resort to post its and small little journals, to keep everything update with my paperwork. So at least I can go back with the evidence in my journal when my boards are full that’s; I can go back to the books with all my data collections, and get back to my paperwork for the day which may have to be a days work.
That’s pretty much all my secrets at the moment; I’m still learning on the job, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be doing more about my little secrets in the coming months. As I’m still figure it out along the way with my blogging; it’s all a learning curve in my opinion, if you don’t learn how can you know whats going to be worth it’s while.
I’m going to give this ago on how to guide you through how to create a blog/website. I your using this guide for any other website; this will help you create the basic layout but from there on, I don’t have much knowledge on the front of selling part. As I am currently focusing on one bit at the time.
Good morning lovely people yep its that time again this morning; that we are here with a new week, new month and summer has finally arrived as the longest day has been and gone. This week I wanted to write about the whole how to create a website guide; I was talking to my friend yes it was Caspian but he was asking me is it possible to create a blog or a page for a charity, so it got me thinking about the way he wanted to know things and how it all worked because he has other people to do that sort of work for him.
I will try my best to guide you all the best of my ability to talk you through it all; as I generally just mess about it with the whole idea of the website idea, to see where it all fits to be honest. People have game plans on how they want their website or blog to work; for me I tried that but it doesn’t work for me, as I am more of a visual learner and explore how things work.
To start with you need to know what you want to call your blog (this is also goes along with the whole company process); a blog name is where you can create and build to make it more stand out than other competition, this will get you know and talked about. For example when I started my blog out for the first time; I wasn’t too sure what to call my blog at the time, I had at least three different types of blogs on the go. Yet lizzysweeklyblogs came out the strongest because I was more on the blog site; creating ideas for it, seeing where it would take me and it wasn’t until august 2016 I started to think hang on let’s see if I can make it into my own blog domin and etc.
Once I had my blog name I went with wordpress.com; with the first basic thing that I tried, it did take me awhile to get going with limit that that I had to begin with. It was okay as I was going as I started to write more blogs; more readers were coming to look at my website, the more encouragement that I had to continue in writing the blogs. This took me about a year and two months to get to build up my readers; the creditably of knowing my work as a blogger, but most importantly a writer within oneself was given the opportunity to know that I am a better than I think I am. To be tell myself to stop being negative towards myself; to say that I am better than this I can do this, your not that sort of person that everyone thinks you are.
In August 2016 I thought I’ll try out the whole run my own domin and etc; so I first went with VistaPrint to be honest it’s okay for normal businesses like shops, etc but I wouldn’t recommend the whole blogging side of things. It was okay doing the layouts and how I wanted it to be like but when it came to the actual blogging side of things; not so great as it wasn’t the way I wanted my blogs to look, as it was big pictures dominating the writing. To which point it wasn’t getting me anywhere; which was bringing me down a lot, as I felt like it was making me a failure as a writer. That was when I went back to my safety net of wordpress.com for a while; so that I could rebuild myself up again, knowing that I’ve got my back up plan to catch me when I needed it the most.
Then by February 2017 I had decided to go and transfer the whole thing to another host; to which is so it made easier for me to still use my domin as I brought it from the previous website that I had started with my own personal domin, this was because I was so use using wordpress and I knew what I was working with and what I wanted my website like to be. Due to the fact that when I was using VistaPrint it wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do; the whole blog post itself wasn’t what I had hoped for. I explained a lot about VistaPrint side of things back in the last paragraph; so I asked in a facebook group of bloggers which is the best blog host and etc to use to keep your blog name but also cheapest, someone had said to me that TOSHost correct me if I got that wrong.
So I went to have a look at it then I started to do the transfer of everything that; I had from applying to take ownership of my blog name, which took 7 days, once that was sorted I had hit another block road and I had to apply for wordpress.com again but this time with my brought domin name. It wasn’t too bad as I had the process was still 7 days but for me it was painful; but I did have my basic line of my old blog website to go on.
After all the hard work of money waiting, paying the fees and etc. I had finally managed to start my new blog website; whilst doing that I was still doing my blogs using my basic blogs, by the time I started to think do I transfer my old blogs or do I start fresh and I decided to start fresh new blogs. Yes the fear of building up my readers and etc is always going to be hard but at the end of the day; what are the risks of taking it serious or not, I kind of do the risk takers at least twice now.
All I can say is that if you want something; people don’t believe in you in your past or around you, you either believe them or you choose to act on it and prove to yourself that you can do it. I did that I keep on proving myself and proving people that I can do things because of rubbing it into people’s faces that I can do things. I believe in myself and prove to people who that I can do it better what they think. You can do the same.
This weeks Friday Time Recap Time I’m going to be recapping over the course of this week of blog prep and the new blog website. I do have to say it isn’t that easy when your relaunching a new website; along with all the prep work that has to go around it, also the paperwork that you have to put forward for it.
I’m already a weeks behind on my paperwork for this month but will catch up for it; as I have the evidence for what I have done so far this week, hopefully I’ll catch up with it soon as I can.
Recap Time of my new blog and prep.
Today in hustle and bustle of blogging advice; this week I have finally got the official blog up and running, put up a few of the last three months of newsletters up so that old and new readers can catch up on what’s been happening. Have created new blogs like Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and etc blogs where if I have something perceive that I want to talk about that will happen with that correct day.
Along the normal blog post that I have had in the past will still follow; along with the three nights events plus Sunday’s event, as per normal because it seems fair that everyone one enjoys the whole events on certain times. Apologies this is a late one due to having personal things happening; so it took a little while longer to write, this one as I was planning this all day but haven’t had a chance to write it all out.
I have spent monjority of the day cutting out pictures and have started laminating things for my clipboards, blog boards and folders. As I have finally got a new laminator that arrived on Monday; still need to laminate the rest of the pictures before they go onto anything, I like to have them laminated so that if anything does happen like something gets spilt on or something I know it’s okay. I can just replace what is actually damaged.
With the new blog it is hard to rebuild your readers and etc again but in time it will bounce back. It won’t happen over night but giving me a chance to rebuild the audience and get good blogs out there in time will be amazing to get more notice.
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Share the pros and cons you’ve discovered when it comes to writing a blog/overall
Today as you can see is the hustle and bustle of Blogging Advice; I thought I haven’t done a blog advice for a long time, so why not do one today, if it turns out a good day to do blog advice on a Sunday Special then why not do it then every week. It could go well or it could go bad who knows; you won’t know until you try it or give it a bit of a knock, whatever saying that you like to say that suites you the most.
You probably thinking right now is why is there pros and cons in my blog world or in anyone else blog world; why do people make it look so easy where they keep on having ideas, some people I do have to say is that they have made it as a self employment job as they’ve got time and can focus on it more than people who have full time jobs along side blogging. However this is my pros and cons of blogging and overall of it all; on that I want to share with you.
Pros of blogs/overall
To be able to write and gain experience of what readers like to read; has given me the confidence of knowing that my writing is good, worth while reading and give me the opportunity to continue to write more.
To be able to create different ways of writing and making the pictures for the blogs. To show that they have a sense of belonging to the world; but also to let my readers know which category it falls under if they want to go back to it.
With any sort of writing at times you’ll find yourself lost in the world of writing or creative that you be there for hours without realising. It’s not a bad thing if you ask me because your doing something that you love doing.
Cons of blogs/overall
If you want to take blogging seriously then there’s always the boring stuff that you have to do behind it. Like paperwork, updating your website and lots of other things that you have to do. Yeah it’s not fun to do but at the end of the day you have to do it one day or another. Fortunately for me currently I have 2 weeks holiday where I can get to catch up with my paperwork as I’ve been slightly behind on things; on which isn’t good but that’s because of my full time job, being ill and along side with personal issues. Luckily I have a diary to write the things that I have done in it so that I can copy it up as soon as possible.
You have days or few weeks that you can’t be bothered to write anything or nothing hasn’t come to mind. That’s okay just do research and paperwork there’s no harm taking time out and reconnect yourself with what you want to write. I’ve done that countless of times where I wanted to give up on the whole blogging thing because I thought I’m not good enough etc. People say don’t give up your brilliant and your writing is good etc.
You can have this love, hate relationship with blogging that your like your married to it; in away you are in one way or another, but just don’t give up on yourself nor the blogging career.