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Know What You Want From Your Blog!

You are ready to start setting up your blog: You’ve got your domain name, hosting and even set up Aweber!

You might even know what you want to Blog about,  but one intriguing element is missing!

Very often, this one thing is over looked and is so essential to this process of creating a blog that it can determine the success or failure of a blog before it hits the whole wide world!

What am I talking about?

This: did you ever go sit in the corner and decide what you want from your Blog?

Do you know what you want from your Blog?

I mean other than the obvious: you want to blog about something that interests you or is in your field of expertise

and you want to earn some cash while showing off what you know!

Did you ever give even one little thought to what you would get out of all this work?

Other than  earning  a little cash if you are lucky and investing  hours and hours of work creating content, dealing with mishaps and the eternal house keeping that comes with a WordPress Blog,  have you found your prize, your reward….that elusive intangible that will keep you going?

Altruistic concern for your prospective readers and potential customers may even be part of the foundation of this blog that you are creating or if you are like me…..already created!

That’s nice, but it is not enough.

I’ll be completely honest. I never really thought about what I wanted from my blog.

Not this one,  not the one I created before this about Diabetes.

What changed?

I had a visitor  named Sergio  come visit this  “website” and leave a comment.

I always visit a site and check out the commenter before approving so over I went.  

I loved his blog…filled with posts that people seemed to line up to comment on and even comment on each others comments.

Friends,  from all over the world, talking to Sergio and each other using the comment box to leave their approval or disapproval of his latest post or interesting program or camera or what is changing on Facebook or Youtube or what Google has gone and done Now to help all the bloggers out (Ha! OUT is the word, out and gone!).

I’ve finally decided what I want from my Blog, other than the items listed above.

What do you want from your Blog?

Do You Know yet?

You need to get this right, now before you go ahead with creating your Blog.

I’d like to know what you have decided is essential for you to get out of your blog,  if you know!

Share your thoughts on What my Blog Gives me in the comment box!

Creating a Blog with John Thornhill

How Not to create a Blog-See Below!

 

I’m taking a 16 week course from John Thornhill learning how to really set up a WordPress “Blog”.

This was originally written on Sept 15, 2011, It is now October 7, 2012 and I’m Starting Over!!!!

I’m now on week two, setting up a Blog and I ‘m having a problem. 

Update…over a year has gone by.  Must admit I got distracted with the “Push Button Junk”….my computer hard drive is overloaded with JUNK.  

So I stopped following my plan…got into buying those Make $5,000 a day in 30 minutes a week on your laptop at the beach!  Ha!

 My Complaint above on week two was not the reason I quit! 

John’s videos shows WordPress the way it was about two years ago..  There is an update with the video that explains that WordPress moved the menu to scroll down the left side of the page instead of across the top….not a biggie, the inside workings are still the same….I’m working through it.

Learning some things I never knew about WordPress.

We are now into setting up and using categories.

I have about  ten sites and not one of them have anything in the categories other than the WordPress  links mostly because I was afraid to try.

The setting up the Blog with links etc. is interesting.  Not sure yet how it works.  I set up some links in the blog rather than using the menu on the left and amazingly some  appeared on the page when I clicked preview to look.

Hmmmm….wonder where those other two went? I’m still at it.

See comments below…Michael Slater another of those Knowledgeable Sharing Whizzes came by and told me, Categories don’t show up until they have something in them…so there!

Visited the self help and coaching blog which is like the break room at work…everybody puts in their two cents  right or wrong.

I still have two categories I set up that don’t appear when I “visit” the site.

They are there in the dashboard, but not on the page. Well, I don’t really have a page yet…this is it, still being worked on. I’ll publish now, can change it later  or make a post to continue this conversation… (I pulled this off and put it in Drafts so I could Update things a little.)

Well, I’m published, but still at it.  This is the most helpful course I have ever lucked on even if some of the videos have a different looking WordPress.

I go and read in the coaching help forum where other students are also working through the program.  A real community for a change.

This really nice guy Sergio Felix who has an awesome blog at Marketing With Sergio  came by and made a comment on the another post I made about this class!

He is also taking this course and likes to check out what other members are doing!

Bet if he had it to do over, he would just LOOK and leave.  I bug him endlessly for information and help…which he ALWAYS graciously gives.  If you go, read his about page…his mind is an encyclopedia filled with all that techie  stuff that for me is hard to understand!

Some of the members in the Coaching Class  already have nice blogs and sites but say they feel the need for more understanding of WordPress and how to really use it.

If you would like to join me you can click on the link below and get a great bargain….John Thornhill’s $497.00  16 weeks of coaching for an unbelievable  $19.99.  I checked several other places and it is still listed at a much higher price.

No links below or above, (not true Sergio said leave a link to John ) but for the rest, I am creating a Resource page and putting all the commercials there…so if you find something interesting navigate over there and find it.

I’m behind in my lessons.

Life sometimes interferes, guess I’m like most people, it is more fun to post what you want, instead of posting what you should.

I Have a lot of gaudy stuff added on here, but I’m more conservative at my other site.

This one is sort of FUN!  Come have fun and Learn what you need to know to be able to Really set up a Blog to earn Money and help others at the same time by giving out some good information they can use!

One thing I didn’t mention is how you end up learning about Marketing John’s way…it is included not as “Module” but more as a moral principle..be honest, be helpful and you can succeed.

John ThornHill’s 16 Week Coaching Program.  Click Here to find out more.

Not.  Sorry this program has officially “Sold Out” and been closed down, I included a link above to a reasonable offer for coaching.  Go Check it out.

There is another post that came after this one that I need to update.  Think I’d better go do my Resource page next, plus go back to school and learn to spell!  

I Keep leaving that  second C out of encyclopedia  and making the c in resource into an s…

I love comments…good or bad (mostly good!)  so take a second and do a LIKE or Comment.  

Suggestions are welcome!

Cararta

P.S.  Can’t resist  here is a link to an audio Interview of Dan Sumner by John Thornhill…you can click and listen while you are reading here…It will open in a new page, just click the tab to return here…you can listen and look at the same time!  

To Listen Click Here

Widgets what are they?

What are widgets in WordPress?  Where are they and how do you use them?  All questions I had no answer for until I found this interesting video.   Give it a watch, I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Just in case this whets your appetite, you can join me in taking John Thornhills coaching class.  This class is 16 weeks in length, not affiliated with the video below, but loaded with videos and a pdf print out for each weeks training.  It begins at the beginning, and I mean the real beginning!

If you need your hand held while getting a domain name, web hosting,  learning  FTP  setting up categories and links  this is the coaching plan for you.  Originally sold for $497  you can get a Bargain for $19.99 through this link.  Very detailed, he guarantees you will create a working site and learn how to really make money on the internet. 

JOHN THORNHILL COACHING.

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