Saturday, March 13, 2021

How To Create Your First Blog Like A Pro!


What You Need

  • A website or blog-publishing service provider.
  • A domain name and web host.
  • bluehost.com
  • At least five written blog articles.
    • Word count is not as important as keywords.
    • However, blog articles should be around 350-600 words average.
      • Too short = not enough information to be relevant.
      • Too long = attention spans are shorter and will not be fully read or bounce.
        • Bounce = Someone who visits your website just to leave as fast as they entered.
        • Fluff = extra words used for the purpose of increasing word count.
    • Find keywords
      • Words or phrases that people type into Google when searching for topics relevant to your website or blog.
  • Patience
    • If you are into this solely to make money then you might want to reconsider.
    • Your articles may not see a lot of traffic at first, but they will.
      • Be consistent with your posting so your audience does not forget about you or move on.
      • I try for one every 1-2 weeks but sometimes life gets ahead of you.

 

Step 1

  • Think of some topics that you have an interest in.
    • Do you have enough knowledge on the topic to write informative blog posts?
    • Does it spark any inspiration from you?
    • Is it a niche idea?
    • What makes your content different then the rest?

 

Step 2

  • Sign up for a blogging website.
    • Two popular websites are:
      • Blogger.com
      • Wordpress.com
    • Both are simple to use and there are a lot of resources that will teach you how to use the platform to get your blog up and running!
  • I used Blogger to create my blog.

 

Step 3

  • Write your first article.
    • Make it around 350-600 words so that Google can find it in their algorithm.
      • The search bot looks for websites with content with these numbers.
      • Any less and your blog will not turn up as much on any search engine.
  • Post your article.
    • Post it first to the service of your choice (e.g., Blogger).

 

Step 4

  • Share a link to your new page on your social media accounts.
    • Facebook
      • Create a fan page on Facebook so that more people see your blog posts.
      • Invite your whole contact list so that they can share and comment on your posts.
      • Use your page to start more discussions to receive more engagement from your readers.
      • Entice your page followers to find more by allowing them to share your posts with their contacts.
      • The more people that share, the more people will see your blog.
        • Even if they do not click the first time.
    • Reddit
      • Reddit is another great site to share your blog.
        • You can create discussions with millions of already registered users.
        • Also, join discussions to put in your two cents with a link back to your blog.
          • The more links that lead back to your blog the better
          • Creating links this way allows more people to engage with your blog.
    • Twitter
      • I use Twitter to post updates multiple times per day.
      • It is used to relay short and concise messages to your followers.
    • Ask your friends and family members to share your blog links so that more people can see them.
    • Each share means that more and more people are seeing your blog.

 

Step 5

  • Reply to feedback.
    • Comments
    • Questions
    • The more involved you become, the more your audience does.

 

Congratulations!

You just created your first blog! If my article helped you in any way, please comment below! I would also love any feedback regarding my blog.

 


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Helpful Tools for Motor Movement Disabilities

  

My tremors that are caused by my Cerebral Palsy affect my daily life in numerous ways. This gives me an opportunity to make my life easier by coming up or finding new ways to help myself grow. For example, I find myself having some difficulty buttoning up my shirts. The buttons are small and hard to navigate through the holes on the other side. One of the tools that I use is the Button Hook Tool. Putting on dress shirts has become so much easier thanks to this. I also use an automatic can opener. It’s a lot easier than using a mechanical can opener.

These two tools help me perform normal daily tasks both quickly and efficiently. Are there any tools that you use yourself for assistance daily? What tools do you think are helpful to someone with, for example, fine motor movements with their hands?

Sunday, January 3, 2021

End of the Year Update (Covid-19)

 

Here we are, reaching the end of the year already. This year has gone by at an exceptionally low pace since almost the beginning. For myself, staying indoors has been easy enough but it has been stressful. Although, next year I do have a few opportunities to look forward to. One of them being the co-op position at an accounting company and the other is starting back in school to continue my studies. With this, I will be able to find a career to gain more stability in my life.

Another event that has happened was the completion of the Business Management program. I have received honor’s status as well which I am immensely proud of myself for! It has been a while since I have had some major accomplishments, so I am extremely excited, to say the least.

I am ready to see what this new year brings to the table and hopeful that it will be a better one. It has almost been a year since the lockdown had started. One good thing came out of this though. I was able to find more time for my studies and to work on my personal life. This has led me to discover new information and paths that I could take to achieve the life that I have always wanted. This gives me another reason to feel good about the near future to come.

Writing has always been a way that I could easily express myself. This is one of the many reasons that I learned when starting up my blog over ten years ago. I have also met a large community of similar bloggers with their own amazing blogs that they write for! If you have one or know of another that you would like to share please add it to the comments below so others (including myself) can find them. Thank you for an amazing year and I hope to see you all in the next!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Covid-19 From an Introvert’s Perspective


Being stuck indoors almost twenty-four hours and seven days a week can be more than a little nerving sometimes. Of course, you cannot stay inside forever. You just like everyone else need a fresh breath of air occasionally. I am lucky that I still have my education to keep me busy during these timid and scary times. I have been given another assignment to work on over the upcoming weekend. I have about two weeks to complete it, but I do not think that it will take that long to do so.

Looking for any job today can be daunting at best. Now that were stuck in this pandemic phase it has become almost impossible for someone like me to gain employment. It is difficult enough just to get by let alone save any money for my future. I have some big plans for me and my life ahead. Do not get me wrong, I know that there are people in much worse situations and have a lot less. I am grateful for my life. I would like to become as independent as I possibly can. In order to do this, I need to join the work force. There may be some hope in the virtual world where there is some sort of remote work. My current work now is my education and blog.

The hardest part I find is keeping my own sanity. Over-thinking can become a big part of your day when your stuck inside at your desk wondering what to do next. Currently my overthinking has everything to do with my career path. I am in a boat with a lot of people when I say, “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING!”. I can remember before this pandemic hit, I had no idea. I do admit that I have learned quite a bit since starting my program Business Management. I found some aspects, like accounting and bookkeeping, that I had found remarkably interesting.

What do you miss about your daily life before Covid-19 hit? One of the parts that I look back on is being inside an actual classroom and seeing other people. I miss going somewhere just to get out of the house. Head out for a walk, pick a direction and go. I would guess that that the worst part of it is seeing your family and friends’ fewer times than you had been used to. Being stuck inside makes a person feel trapped in their own mind.

One thing that I do to keep my mind focused is to work on some sort of hobby. Whether its learning about something or building another, keeps my mind at ease for the most part. One hobby I have is writing for my blog. I feel as if I can calm down a little bit more when I am writing something. I also love to cook and experiment with different dishes and flavours.

I am not looking forward to this new winter season during this pandemic. “Covid Christmas” does not seem to ring any bells for me. I wonder what the holidays are going to look like. I am guessing that most sales this time will come from one of many online sources like Amazon or Best Buy. I cannot see myself standing in line with a bunch of other people for hours. I would rather complete what shopping that I can from home. The only issue that I can think of would be that it is never the same as seeing the product before purchase. A lot of disappointment I find comes from when people do not read the description carefully enough and not receive the expected product. Sometimes its too easy to click the buy button and move on to find your next purchase.

That all being said I do look forward to seeing what the new year brings the table (kind of) and have some hop that something will turn out for the better. I hope that the job market will become more stable are accessible to people who do not have a job. I have been looking for employment for months, had multiple interviews and had heard from a few stating that they were moving on or found a more suitable candidate. But I am not giving up now. I will find a new job to support myself and future. Hopefully somewhere with better access to parking so my friends and family can visit without worry. Stay safe and good luck!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Almost Finished My Program!


I know, it has been a while since I have written a post. The school is going very well! Looks like I will be graduating with honors very soon. At this moment I am looking for a job to gain some capital to start up my own business.

I woke up a few days ago and realized that summer had sadly come to an end. I feel as if it had not started yet and now it's over. The air is becoming cooler and the leaves are changing. Soon (unfortunately), it will start to snow and freeze. Thankfully, I know that my heater works. Thinking that this winter is going to be a rough one, to say the least.

Another thing that I have been up to is trying to find a hobby. Since winter is approaching, I would like to find something to do indoors preferably. What kind of hobbies do you participate in? YouTube and Reddit have been amazing resources for information and resources for any type of hobby. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!

I do have a business idea for my future. Just need to gain the capital required to get it up and running. With my educational background, I think that I would be the perfect candidate to be a business owner. Having that along with my vast amount of enthusiasm I know that I can succeed!

I had stopped using the service Netflix due to its newest release of the film “Cuties”. I have not seen this but have heard a review after review. From what I could see from the trailer this was not some sort of “light-hearted” movie but something more sinister. This is making pedophilia seem more like a norm and should be shut down immediately. 

Thank you for keeping up with my blog and I hope to be bringing you more content in the future! It has been over ten years since I had made my first post! I have met and heard from all different people and communities. This blog has helped me open my mind to other possibilities that I did not know existed. Writing has always been a way for me to unwind and relax my thoughts as well as keep them organized. Have a good one!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Update August


So, I guess it's that time of year again. Soon, I leave my twenties behind and hit the big 3-0. I have been through quite a bit over these 30 years. Different places, people, and entire environments can change in the blink of an eye. The surprising parts of life are what remain the same over time. I didn't have any thoughts about what living in a pandemic would be like but here we are now.

Just watched a really good movie that you should check out:

Escape from Pretoria

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5797184/


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Update July 2020


So far, this summer has been pretty… quiet. School has been going really well. Just found out that I’m on the Honors list. I have been trying to get outside for a few walks to retain some fresh air. Most of my time has now been dedicated to my education and friends. I hope that next year will bring some sort of hope for Covid-19.

My new hobby of indoor growing has been taking off. I have basil, corn, chili peppers, and watermelon. I have no idea how these are going to turn out for me but I’m trying anyway!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Update April 2020


Some good news first! I finally get to move into my apartment very soon. I have been waiting for a little over five years now and I am looking forward to it. It’s a bachelor's apartment so it's not big by any means but it will be a great starting place for me. I hope by getting my own space that it will benefit me when starting my first actual business.

Right now, a lot of my time has been spent going through school and looking up new ideas for a business/hobby. Owning my own business has always been a goal of mine. I am in the phase of figuring out what exactly that business is. Since COVID-19 became a bigger threat my classes have been online. Although I am getting work done and learning it's not the same as being in the classroom.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Update March 2020


The snow outside is starting to melt away. Already into week six of my course and maintaining my average of 85%. Still trying to get that to a higher number. So as you can see my schooling is going well and I’m slowly figuring out what I would like to do in life. I have completed so much this year already and have so much farther to go!

My goal is to open my own business from the ground up. The course that I am currently enrolled in is Business Management. I had just completed course #3 out of 26 and starting the next on Monday.

Everyone keeps getting caught up with this virus that's spreading. The advice that I’d be given is to stay healthy (eating, sleeping, etc) and stay clean (wash). It’s also a good idea not to create too much stress. That would be a quick way to become sick. Stay safe!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Changing Your Views on Life


Now, I know that that may seem very difficult and you're absolutely correct! Switching something over from negative to positive in your personal thoughts can be a daunting task. Sometimes you just need to get away from your space whether it's physical or mental.

The first step that I take to accomplish this is I try to imagine where I would like to be if not in my present situation. Then where on this entire planet that would be described as my “perfect spot”. Once I have that in mind I like to imagine how to get to that goal of mine. What steps are required so that this goal can become a reality? The more positive you can feel about it the more you are able to think clearly making your path there a lot more clear.

The second step I usually find myself cleaning or organizing. This keeps me from obsessing over one thing and puts my head back into reality. Small tasks that can be easily completed within an hour or so adds some feeling of accomplishment for that day.

With just these two steps I can have a better outlook on my life in no time. Just by thinking more positively towards the future and pondering what it hold’s for me. I also look forward to hearing all the incredible feedback that I receive from writing and posting to my blog. It gives me a sense of purpose to continue and build up on it to make it better and more accessible.