One Month Mentor Progress

I am now on the 5th day of the One month mentors programme and John Thornhill the Mentor has been keeping me quite busy. I have a new theme, a new header and footer, learnt to use and FTP client and applied to Google adsence for approval.  My website/blog is starting to come together. So far the course has been very good, with clear and understandable instruction, which I have been able to follow.

As part of course I had to use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for the first time, it was Read the rest of this entry

Differing Blog Styles

One thing I’ve noticed when reading other blogs, is the differing styles you see. Some blogs read very easily and tend to flow, drawing you into reading on without any effort. Other blogs are hard to read disjointed and over whelmed with marketing, sometime it’s had to work out which is the blog and which is the marketing content. Getting the writing style of your blog at the outset is probably one of the most important factors in making your blog a success. Equally as important is Read the rest of this entry

My Blog

As part of my Blog, I am going to keep you up to date with what I am doing whilst completing the One Month Mentor program. It gives me something to write about whilst I am finding my feet and if anyone is interested in learning more about blogging/internet marketing, it will give them an insight into the content and value of the program. As I have said the program consists of 31 daily lessons in video format, usually each day is split into three or four videos. Although it says it is a one month program you don’t have to complete it in 31 days, if you want to take Read the rest of this entry

Whats a Blog for?

So now I have started the course and have started writing my blog I realise how difficult it is to find something to write about. I am sure hundreds if not thousands of people find themselves in this situation daily.

What is the purpose of me writing a blog? A good question and on the face of it is easy to answer, I enjoy writing and I would like to enhance my income, these are the first things that come to mind.

Do I have anything remotely interesting to write about? This is a harder one to answer, I find that once I have a subject in mind it is easy to write about it. The hard part for me is coming up with a subject which might interest people. I have had a fairly long and varied life to date, experienced may things, mastered some and failed at others but on the whole it has been a happy one.  I have many experiences and areas of expertise to write about, I have traveled extensively, experienced some strange and wonderful things so I have to believe once I start blogging on a regular basis and having completed the One Month Mentor program I should be able to come up with some interesting and informative Blogs.

We all have to start somewhere and this is it for me, so if you are reading this and thinking that you want to try blogging yourself, wish me luck and give it a go yourself. Please feel free to make comments, offer advice and ideas, ask questions and if you think my Blog warrant’s it offer encouragement it would be much appreciated.

Selecting a Course

OK, so I decide to learn more about building a website and blogging and rather than continue to Goggle and leaning to solve problems as they come, I signed up for a course in internet marketing. This course goes hand in hand with blogging if you are hoping to monetize your blog and earn an income from it. The course I selected was Read the rest of this entry

My new Blog

My name is Gordon Trimby and I am starting a new blog today. I have been interested in starting a blog for a while now and have indeed had one on another site for about 3 months. I have put a lot of work into it and it is coming together quite well but it is specific to one particular subject and so limits me for the future. If you are interested in viewing it the address is myblogsplace.com. It is about an advertising brokerage I have invested in and how it is working for me. At present it is going quite well but it is in the start-up phase and I think it is best to continue concentrating on that blogs main subject.

In the process of learning to write a blog I wanted to learn more about the process of writing , maintain and earning an income from blogging. I initially learnt by Goggling and trial and error, I also had a friend who hosted it for me and helped me in the initial setup. Unfortunately every time I managed to do something, I would of forgotten how I did it when I needed to do it again. That may strike a chord with some of you. It was because I was constantly jumping from one thing to another to solve problems, that I retained very little of the knowledge I learnt in the process. So I decided to enrol in a course which would teach and mentor me to write and maintain a blog and most important of all earn an income from it.  I’ll explain which course and why I picked the coursein my next blog.

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