It has been 1 week since my first post

It may not seem to be much progress but it takes time as a beginner who does not know anything about WordPress and Blogging. I am still working on the design obviously. It is probably a good thing that I do not have any readers yet.

So far I have…

  • I have eliminated all of the templates and created my own such as Contact, About and Instagram link.
  • I have signed up some affiliates program.
    • Click Bank
      • Signed up but have not really looked into it
    • Amazon
      • Signed up and posted a book recommendation with two links as a practice. But I truly hope people will read those books to succeed in their own money goal.
    • Google Adsense
      • Signed up but can’t figure out how to set it up. This is what I spent most time on this time around.
  • I have (as mentioned above) posted a book recommendation with amazon links.
  • I have tried to set up Google Adsense but not successfully.
  • I have created Instagram for this blog.

Google Adsense

I have installed a plug in called WP Quads in a hope to insert Google Adsense. I seem to not be able to figure out how to “post the AdSense code into your HTML code for your website.” I am not quite sure what I am doing wrong. I attempted to follow WP Quads instruction and there seemed to be non-working (404 error) links on my HOME page but google emailed me saying that I did not put their code into my HTML. So, this is on my “To-Do-List” but right now I prefer to focus on my blog design.

My To-Do-List

  1. Work on my blog design.
    • Would like to change color scheme.
  2. Create social network accounts.
  3. Try not to be shy and connect with other bloggers.
    • I visit other blogs but I am quite shy so I just read and run. I should be leaving them comments and connect with them. They are my true goals and just like anything in this world, Net Working is important. But then…I am shy…ahhh!
  4. Keep posting contents. After all, this is my blog. This is my hobby. This is my dream. Just keep working on it.
  5. Work on something called SEO
    • I’m still learning!

Just trying to enjoy the process

Although I would like to be making $3000 a month by the end of 2018, this is, after all, my hobby. I am hoping that this blog will give me a chance to learn about blogging in general and eventually I can expand my site(s)to make some money. Right now, I want to simply enjoy the process. Not knowing what I am doing can be frustration sometimes but it’s just part of the process, right?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas. Family holiday is amazing but can be sad, as well. I miss my CC, the pom that passed away this year. But I am thankful to have everyone else here with me. I wonder what my website will be like on next Christmas 2018!