Wednesday, April 27, 2011
How annoying are ads on a blog? Would you think I was a douche if I put the Adsense gadget on my blog? Do you actually make any money? I like money, it's useful stuff, but are ads on my blog the online equivalent of that guy who sells Amway and always tries to get you into it?
How do you successfully write a blog? I don't mean how do you make money from your blog or gain thousands of followers. How do you consistently keep on blogging? How often do you post? Do you set aside time every day or every week or just write whenever? Any tips would be appreciated.
I have decided to try my hand at blogging again. I am notoriously bad at it. Usually I only make two or three posts and then give up. A couple of things have happened lately that made me want to get back to blogging and really give it a go. First, I keep hearing, or seeing, or reading about really cool / interesting / challenging things and I wanted a place to talk about them. Facebook didn't seem right for some reason. Secondly, this morning I listened to The Nerdist podcast #73 with Tim Ferriss. In it Tim talked about making yourself accountable for the changes you want in your life. For example if you are trying to lose weight you could take a picture of your food before you eat it and post it online, I suppose so then your friends who know you are trying to lose weight would know what you were eating. If you are not accountable to anyone and you fail there are no real consequences, you just have this vague sense of failure and you reinforce in your mind that you can't do anything. If everyone knows what you are trying to do and you fail then everyone knows you are a failure. These are the reasons I decided to blog again; to generally nerd out about stuff I like and to let people know the channges I am trying to make in my life so I am accountable.