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    • NathalieNeal
    • By NathalieNeal 4th Oct 15, 11:56 AM
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    Blogging
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    • 4th Oct 15, 11:56 AM
    Blogging 4th Oct 15 at 11:56 AM
    Has anyone had any luck with running a blog - say, arts and culture journalism - and earning advertising revenue, Amazon referral money, commissions from those who want to be featured, etc.?
    ESA (Support Group), PIP (Care Segment), eBay
    If I get my hands on some money, I'll kiss its green skin, and I'll ask its dirty face, "where the Hell have you been?".
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    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 17th Feb 16, 12:50 PM
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    Oh dear, whenever I have accessed the forum from - for example - a work PC, and so not signed in, it's the new style, and I still have mine set to old style, so I always just assumed it was an inferior or less detailed forum for those who didn't want to register..

    I guess that's not the best feedback for their new design.. ! :|
    • Million$baby
    • By Million$baby 17th Feb 16, 4:15 PM
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    Million$baby
    Nope. I would like to start a blog, but i don't know how to get going with it. Can you earn money from blogging? I was under the impression blogs are for nothing more than a hobby.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 17th Feb 16, 6:38 PM
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    Ilona
    Oh yes, you're quite right - none of that extra information appears if you're using the new style forum. What a strange thing.
    Originally posted by droopsnoot
    I've tried that new style forum layout, it's awful, so I quickly changed back again. I hope they don't scrap the old one, please MSE leave it as it is.
    Ilona
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    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 26th Feb 16, 9:19 AM
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    I've just plugged Yoast SEO and social media share buttons into my managed Wordpress and I'm loving it..

    Didn't realise how easy it was to use plugins; it's like Lego.
    • Tinka21
    • By Tinka21 27th Feb 16, 2:17 PM
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    Tinka21
    I've just started blogging this week actually about one of my hobbies and I have found it very addictive!
    Good luck everyone with their own blogs
    Total Debt £36323 Dec 2012 £19000 January 2016
    • Smithp24
    • By Smithp24 27th Feb 16, 4:09 PM
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    Smithp24
    Where are the best free blogging sites?
    • Elisa72
    • By Elisa72 27th Feb 16, 7:25 PM
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    I was also thinking of starting a blog but not really a commercial one where I test products etc. but rather a more personal one. I've been through a divorce, breakups, dating, falling in love at 40, marrying again and so on, and I would like to write about it and share it with others. Is it still possible to earn some money by having a blog about that? Can I still use Google Adsense?
    Thanks!
    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 27th Feb 16, 9:16 PM
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    Bmth100
    I was also thinking of starting a blog but not really a commercial one where I test products etc. but rather a more personal one. I've been through a divorce, breakups, dating, falling in love at 40, marrying again and so on, and I would like to write about it and share it with others. Is it still possible to earn some money by having a blog about that? Can I still use Google Adsense?
    Thanks!
    Originally posted by Elisa72
    I think that any blog can succeed if the content is original and worth reading I've just connected to Adsense as a test to see how it works though I'm nowhere near being ready to actually maintain ads yet; I want to generate a readership first.

    Just started a Twitter in my websites name and connected to some other accounts in the same field of subject.. A user with 2K followers has retweeted my first post!
    • clickerty-click
    • By clickerty-click 28th Feb 16, 2:47 PM
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    I have been blogging for almost a year and still have loads to learn. So far I have made a massive £1.44 from Google ads so I don't think I will be giving up the day job just yet! My viewer numbers are growing slowly, I think it does take some time to build up a readership and in fairness you need to have a reasonable amount of content for folk to look around. I do try and blog on a regular basis but want to have something to say rather than just putting something out there to hit a self imposed target. Personally I enjoy the creative process and it is a nice record of some of the things I have made and done
    • Fridge03
    • By Fridge03 7th Mar 16, 8:50 PM
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    Looking at starting my own blog about rugby. Something which I could talk about everyday so hopefully content wise will be fine.

    I guess Wordpress is a good hosting site?

    One day would like to get noticed perhaps and write professionally.
    • katykicker
    • By katykicker 8th Mar 16, 2:38 PM
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    I blog, my website is hosted by Go Daddy and is run via Wordpress, which is super easy.

    I make money from my blog for hosting an advertising banner, hosting competitions, hosting sponsored posts and more.

    I have been blogging for 18 months and I blog about how I make and save money online. I also then make money from people signing up, via referral links, to the websites that I write about.

    I have found that blogging is something that has just progressed naturally for me. I wanted to help people make and save money and I wanted to also talk about the good and bad aspects of websites/paid apps etc. This has allowed me to share my knowledge, make some money and help people all at the same time. I really enjoy having a blog and I would say that you're best to look at it as a hobby then if things progress you'll be even more pleased/proud and if they don't you should be doing it because you enjoy it.
    Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.
    • nortong
    • By nortong 11th Mar 16, 10:48 AM
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    ... helping me with my editing skills.! I bet it's littered with 'basic punctuation mistakes'!
    Originally posted by jjhr

    Hmmm...possibly.
    • kiss_me_now9
    • By kiss_me_now9 11th Mar 16, 11:28 PM
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    kiss_me_now9
    I have been blogging for almost a year and still have loads to learn. So far I have made a massive £1.44 from Google ads so I don't think I will be giving up the day job just yet! My viewer numbers are growing slowly, I think it does take some time to build up a readership and in fairness you need to have a reasonable amount of content for folk to look around. I do try and blog on a regular basis but want to have something to say rather than just putting something out there to hit a self imposed target. Personally I enjoy the creative process and it is a nice record of some of the things I have made and done
    Originally posted by clickerty-click
    I've got a couple of blogs (both of blogspot) and I've made a grand total of... £3.54 over about 3 years
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