It has taken me a long time to let go of the roadmap created by other bloggers' successes. If you are on the brink of calling it quits, see if any of the following should do's are responsible for your current mindset. #blogging

The Debilitating Mindset Of “Should Do” Blogging

When I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing. I wrote. I posted. I connected with other bloggers. I had fun. Then I realized that I could actually make a career out of blogging. I began consuming every post I could find about the mechanics of blogging. I found out my … Continue reading The Debilitating Mindset Of “Should Do” Blogging

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It really seems to me that self-hosted bloggers are getting kicked in the ass right now. We just want to write and make a few bucks on the side. We are not trying to scam anyone. Most of us follow all the rules. Most of us are honest. Why does it have to be so hard? #blogging

Why I Am Hating Self-Hosted Right Now

My head is about to explode. It is not enough that I have to deal with all of this GDPR bullshit myself, but the far-reaching effects of every product, site and affiliate that I have a relationship with too. I mean honestly, what moron does not know about cookies or tracking or doesn't know the … Continue reading Why I Am Hating Self-Hosted Right Now

You think you have it all figured out and then boom, your Pinterest traffic takes a sharp down turn. WTF! Here is what I think it is and what you can do about it. #blogging #socialmedia #pinterest

What To Do When You Experience A Significant Drop In Pinterest Traffic

I have been blogging since 2014 and have been using Pinterest since 2015. Pinterest is my main source of pageviews, accounting for at least 80% of the traffic on this blog and as high as 90% on my other blogs. You can see how a significant drop in Pinterest refers influences my stats and ultimately, … Continue reading What To Do When You Experience A Significant Drop In Pinterest Traffic