A Successful Blog

Well, not mine. Another free course on Skillshare find today.

James Stafford has just released a new class, and it’s free. He teaches blogging and has taught a few courses before. His student counts are into the thousands and his previous courses are well rated.

His new course has an SEO heavy title, so here we go.

How To Start A Successful Blog And Make Money 2019

Son of a monkey badger, that’s a title… I’ve watched a bit of it and he’s using WordPress and Gutenburg. So it’s pretty relevant to a lot of my WordPress subscribers.

The parts I watched so far were mainly about SEO. My word, that’s something I need help with! I’ve never ranked well for SEO. My front page has no text on so Google down-rates me. I don’t work at all to counteract that on individual posts and pages. So I’ll be returning to this course tomorrow to take it in better.

In the meantime, head over to Skillshare via the link below to get this course and two free months of Skillshare premium.

Link: https://skl.sh/2IiVVq9

Shout out to Dee who bought me a Ko-Fi the other day (Jenny Haynes and DeesDaily). Thanks to Warren for the $10 Patronage.

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11 thoughts on “A Successful Blog”

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I am sure I will benefit from watching it. I am in the process of becoming an Amazon affiliate which I was inspired to do from reading your blog, so thanks again. We can ‘do this thing!’.


    1. I’m also always sceptical. It’s never ‘easy’.

      However, I personally feel anyone can ‘do it’. But very few people have the drive. People see what I do and think it takes a few hours a week of doodling and writing and say ‘hey, I can do that’. But then their not willing to put in the hours of promoting to local businesses, local papers, sharing to Buzzfeed and BoredPanda. Standing at car boots and markets, getting drowned, trying to sell prints. Going to shows trying to find clients to work for. Submitting to magazines and getting turned down over and over and over. The demoralizing graft. A lot of that’s less fun.

      Anyone can ‘do it’. But very few people will.


      1. True indeed. Dave Barry, the US humorous columnist said the letters he despised the most were the ones who told him how easy his gig was. Like being a overnight success , only a night that lasted thirty years. It’s like you need for someone to die for the power citadels to let you in.


  2. Take your time. You’ll figure it out. 🙂 Sometimes it’s not you and it’s the platform. e.g. YouTube used to be much better with giving video makers exposure and now something weird has been happening with people’s view counts being really low or frozen and I still don’t get what’s happening with that.


    1. Ahh, views. Nowhere is reliable for them. Google says I get 20-50 views a day. yet I get 50+ comments a day and 300+ likes a day. CPanel says I get 3,000 views a day. No indication of how many of them are bots. Then YouTube, hohoho. My videos are mostly 30 seconds long. Meaning unless someone leaves the video right to the last second and naturally end, I don’t get a view count. The 12 likes on a video and 4 comments yet no views haha.

      Yep, I don’t trust view counts haha.


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