Blogging is a great way to share your opinion and become an authority in a particular field. It is possible to make lot’s of money from a blog if this is done right. I have been running this blog for seven years now and in that time I have only produced about 60 or so blog posts, not a lot of posts. I could have definitely done much better than what I did in the last seven years.
My posts to this blog have been sporadic and not focused. The biggest reason why my blog isn’t where I would like it to be is that for a long time, I didn’t know what to blog about. I didn’t feel like an expert in any field and did not feel that my opinion mattered. Sometimes, I did have ideas to blog about but I could never find time to write or I feared that my writing would not be as good as that of native English speakers. I needed help to get my blog back up and running, improve my communication skills and confidence. Fortunately for me, a developer by the name John Sonmez created a step by step course for developers on How to create a blog that boosts your career.
I follow John Sonmez’s blog Simple Programmer, his podcast and YouTube channel where he teaches life skills to developers and entrepreneurs. Lot’s of solid stuff there so when I saw a post about the blogging course I signed up immediately. The course is free and has an optional workbook which you can purchase for $5. In the course, John guides you through the entire process of creating your own blog, from choosing a webhost, installing wordpress right up to how to get traffic. The course lessons are delivered to your email inbox twice a week and each email contains homework and assignments you have to do.
I signed up for the course and also purchased the workbook and I am glad that I did, I am really starting to see results. My writing skills haven’t improved much since I took the course, but my confidence has! I know know how to blog, what to blog about, what mistakes to avoid and how to generate traffic. One of the biggest take aways I got from this course is that I need to be consistent in publishing posts, and I know how to do that now. I really believe that this course will help me in my professional endeavors. Have a look at the course here, I highly recommend it because of the value I got out of the lessons and going through all the assignments.
2 thoughts on “Why I failed as a blogger and what I am doing about it”
Hey Vuyisile, Nice blog and thanks for sharing the link on blog creation. Your blog is good. At no point does it feel that your writing needs improvement. Keep sharing!!
Thank you for the kind words!
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