Thoughts From Inside The Blogging Mind
I had no idea what to title this post, so forgive me for that. This is just a random round up of thoughts, links, and goals that have been floating around in my head with no place to go.
- I’m still working on my life to do list. Right now I’m training for a triathlon. Scary, hard, exciting!
- Finding a job in New Zealand is no cake walk. I’m not sure why it’s so difficult, but it is. I talk to everyone I meet about jobs and usually they have a lead, but nothing has worked out so far. Crossing fingers and toes for something in the future.
- Without a job outside the house I’ve had plenty of time to blog, so I’ve taken advantage of that. But I haven’t worked very hard on promotion or link building. I wish I had an intern to do these things for me.
- Reading Sean’s anatomy of a product launch and Baker’s how to suck at launching a product, reminds me of my post where I looked at the successes and mistakes from my first product launch. I’ve found that regardless of intial mistakes, having a quality product to sell is a great thing. I still make sales each month and I think my success with an ebook has inspired several others in my healthy living niche to start creating their own ebooks. I hope for continued success for all of us.
- As a huge Project Runway and Tim Gunn fan, I loved this Copyblogger article tying in Tim Gunn’s tips for more stylish blog content.
- I’m inspired by Kirsty’s September Earnings Report and Dave’s Web Earnings for September. Similarly I’ve always enjoyed Baker’s income reports. I’m not sure what it is about these kinds of posts, but they intrigue me and inspire me. I think, wow, look at these people earning more money online… surely I can do it too! I would be able to stop looking for a job here if I was making five grand a month like Dave. It’s definitely something I could try and shoot for.
Me across the web:
- My food photos have been used at Good Magazine in New Zealand, The Apartments at Blakeley, and the blog Garbanzo Green. I love giving my photos a creative commons license just so I can see them spread across the internet.
- After just a few tweaks in design, my weight loss blog pageviews have almost doubled. I’m happy about the change and glad people are spending more time on my site. Moral of the story: design matters. (Or maybe it’s just because I took off my clothes again? One will never know.)
- Selling small printable downloads is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I finally started with my weekly meal planners.
- This blog, with it’s random thoughts on travel and the blogging lifestyle, is a PR2! No way! I had no idea really that there were even any links to this site. But since there are, now I’m thinking about advertising in the form of text links ads and direct ads. Contact me if interested.