My fi My first real instruction in blogging was from Darren Rowse when I discovered his 31 Day blogging course. I joined late and played catchup. For the first time I began to see a structure for blogging. He asked challenging questions like “What is my niche?” “What is my elevator pitch?” I am still struggling to answer those questions and this is surely part of my limited success.
I I completed the course, although there were some days that I was simply unable to do. I was never able to engage my readers and get them to respond to questions on the content of my posts. I couldn’t manage to find a blogging buddy although a few classmates teamed up to support each other. I played with a schedule of posts following a pattern. I tried a weekly theme for posts within that pattern without any real change in viewers or feed back.
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Alon Along the way I gathered other gurus- some offering free advice and connections to other services that might cost money. I bought some stuff – not actually understanding what it purported to do and then never had time to actually put it into actions. I loaded up WordPress, my blogging platform, with plugins on the advice of some of these gurus. Bottom line, all these new features did nothing to make my blog more attractive to search engines-or more to the point real people. I participated in hit boosting systems like Entrecard. At this point, I conclude that I have been distracted from the prime objective of creating valuable content with traffic building gimmicks. But as I have learned this isn’t always easy.