Want to be a blogger?

I had to repost this from my other site on this page. I have updated this article for more better guidance. I had been getting many questions regarding blogging.
It is a taboo that blogging is done by unemployed people, but that’s not true. Some people get involved in blogging to publish their writing without any expectation of earning whereas some find it as one of the sources of earning. The first and foremost thing is to improve your writing skills. Read lots of articles or books. The more you read, the more you learn to write.

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I will mention here the most simple steps to start blogging and the rest will be updated based on new questions. These are the following steps :

1] Why do you want to be a blogger?
Ask yourself the reason you want to be a blogger. Do you want to express something personal through the blog? You want to achieve this and earn money in return? You are not interested in earning money, but want to publish your articles on your site to reach out to fellow friends or readers.
2]What kind of blogger you aspire to be?
a]Mainly stories blogger
b]Random Topics
c]Tutorials/Teaching(Can be any topic)
d]Business Purpose/E-Commerce
e]Sports Blogger
f] Travel Tips/Stories
g]Own Diary/Personal Blog
h]Photography
i]Others
You can add images, videos, audios in the blog post.

 

2] First decide whether you want your own site(Self-hosting) or free site.
Own site means you need to purchase a domain and host. Later on, connect it to any platform such as WordPress or BlogSpot or Wix. You can also make WordPress as your site host and domain too.
Free site means you simply create your account on either WordPress or BlogSpot and start publishing your posts. The benefit of having own domain(custom domain) and self-hosting is your site will be eligible for monetization. With the free site, you will not be able to earn. The domain name of the paid site will be of your choice. For Example, You would like to name your domain as HumptyDumpty. The free site address will look like this :
HumptyDumpty. wordpress.com. Whereas the paid site domain will be this :
HumptyDumpty.com.

3]How to choose themes for your site?
When you are creating a blog, in the starting steps itself the option will be shown for themes. From the same theme list, you have to choose the one you like. Some themes are paid ones, so it’s up to you to buy it or not. And remember you can always change the theme by going to the “edit” /”customize” option in your blog site.

4] You need to have AdSense account to start earning through ads posted on your site. AdSense is provided by Google. WordAds is provided by WordPress. Bloggers on WordPress can purchase a Premium plan to have WordAds and Business plan to have AdSense. Both of them require consistently growing traffic on your site.  When any visitor on your site clicks on those Ads, you earn money for that click. But, you should not click on the Ads on your own site and probably from your IP Address too.

5]Want to have different sections such as poems and stories to be placed differently?
WordPress allows you to have different blog sites from the same account. Follow the below steps:
[a] Login to your WordPress account
[b]Once you logged in, on the right-hand upper corner of the page you will see 2 options
“My Sites” and “Reader”
[c] Click on “My Sites”
[d] Once you click on My Sites, you will see the list of your sites at the right side of the page.
Click on “Add New Site”.

6]How to get exposure for your blogs?
Post the link to your blog on Social Networking sites(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest). Share it with your family, friends or facebook groups and other blogging forums. Also, make sure you read other blogger’s article on WordPress or other sites and try to follow them. The more you connect or interact with others, the more followers you will get. But, the most important thing is to try to improve your writing skills and come out with creativity.

7] Some of the companies that provide Domain and Host are WordPress, Bluehost, Hostgator, and GoDaddy.

8]Learn the concept of SEO. There are millions of bloggers. 95% time the topic chosen by you is already written by many people. So, you need to really work hard to make your post unique through the writing process and additional information.

9] Many people want to start blogging for the sake of earning but do not possess any writing skill. In such cases, you can hire people to work for you. Advice: Please pay the writer a good amount because they really deserve it. Most people tend to pay a cheap amount for the writers.

10]To get a huge traffic, you need to write topics frequently. You can either write daily or once a week.

11] People who want to have customized sites can opt for a website developer. You can either learn website developing skills to design the site all by yourself and create your required blog or hire a website developer/ front-end developer to do the same for you.

However, there is no guarantee whether your blog site will fetch you a profitable amount. It all depends on the efforts and money invested to get a good number of visitors on your sites who are really clicking the Ads. There is a guarantee to get paid from the companies for the blog sites that sell products online or write reviews for products. Thus, earning is possible through Ads, Product Reviews or Sales, Affiliate links/sales, and Sponsored Posts.

Good Luck Blogging !!

In case you have any doubts and more questions, then comment on this post and I will update it here and also guide you.

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Qualms of Patsy

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Who won’t succeed in life?

Someone asked this question, “What kind of people will not succeed?”


Here is my answer:
There are success stories of how people fought with obstacles and achieved goals in their life. Coming to the unsuccessful people:
There are people who are irresponsible probably either because of their personality or because no one is there to guide them on the right path. Some people are also unfortunate, they really try very hard to be something but fate is not with them. There is always this bad luck that does not let them be successful. They may get successful after decades, but there is a very sheer chance for it. Then there are a set of people who really fight hard to overcome the obstacles, but sometimes the obstacles win over. Being successful is not just a financial thing. Successful can be any small or huge goal irrespective of financial status. It is more about creating own identity. It can be even related to achieving a certain task. Most of the time, lack of resources and lack of support may lead to an unsuccessful story.
Another guy asked this relatable question: “Is it necessary to fail to be a successful person?”
The answer is this:
There is no compulsion for one to be a failure in order to become a successful person.
In this biased world, it is possible to see the people being successful without any hurdles.
Some fellows become successful through corruption methods. Everyone has a different time zone and differently laid out life plans. Few fail 100s of times to achieve one goal. The number of people successful through the failure stories is always spread out for the purpose of inspiration. Whereas some stories remain untold. The success of any goal depends upon the field itself. Some may have to invest immense time, great efforts, required skills, maybe a huge sum of money, and the rest of the needed factors. Whereas some streams may not require much investment. Moreover, almost every project needs to go through trials during the process itself which can be counted as a failure too. Perhaps, as long as the resources are available with the right skills, it is possible to reach the success point at the earliest.
My Quote:” There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way…..
Read: Like-Minded Success

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The Dark Tunnel
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Letter to my daughter who smokes!!!

My angel,
I will not sit with you and give you a lecture. I am sure you may not hear half of my words.You will avoid my discussion about smoking. I am not complaining to you to stop smoking. I will never ask you to do that. It is your life ,your rules.Do whatever you want! Live the way you love to be.
People say smoking is injurious to health. I don’t believe it. Because smoking is just one thing.There are lots of other reasons to count on which affects health.It is believed that smokers die early. I don’t believe that either. As I have seen non-smokers die early too.We often watch some smoking scenes in movies/series,wherein the character who smokes has actually got some strong attitude. We also see small blur statement in the corners,”Cigarette smoking is injurious to health”. Who cares about that statement right? Look at the attitude in the scene;we are already inspired from the scene that smoking gives the appearance of  some kickass attitude.We even notice some writers saying what keeps them awake is coffee and a pack of cigarettes which refreshes their mind to come up with stories to be written on.
I met a girl today .She is 15 and already smoking a pack per day. She told me that she is looking forward to having a singing career.Anyone of us could predict she may not achieve her dream. Because smoking affects voice quality.It gives you a nasty voice.Someone told her that few singers do smoke. But that someone agreed to our discussion that people use machines to give good quality for the recorded voice . You know you can be popular with machine quality voice ,but recording  natural voice song is much blessing.They say it is difficult to give birth to a child when a couple or one of them  smokes  a lot.I don’t believe it completely. Although most couples go through the same situation, but I have seen some people have well-born children.
Honey ,you  are in your late teenage and under developed society or some friends around you may call you as a bad girl. Every time you smoke,all of them might give you a hatred look. You may have friends to hang out and all of you are probably enjoying  having weeds together. 
It’s all fun until you cross the limit. I am not stopping you from smoking my sweetheart. There is something more to smoking and drinking.
Death is not the scariest thing. The worst thing is to lose your mind and self -respect. Smoking leads to losing a good memory and patience at the earliest for many people. It plays with your emotions. It is possible for some smart people to  lose their common sense too.  They may talk a lot about the things that does not make sense.They lose interest in jobs or life and are always under stress. They can not find happiness apart from drinks & puff. You may think that you love your boyfriend a lot today and you will not love a pack of cigars more than him .I can bet you ,dear that yes, smoking is an addiction. Once you get trapped in addiction,no love is greater than smoking for majority of smokers. You will start looking for money every time to buy more packs and drinks. Travelling is the most fun for lots of people out there. But for smokers ,they will be happy ;if you just give them a pack.But they will not be happy if kept away from smoking. The mind gets used to it. It never gives you a peace of mind. And one fine day you are lost,totally lost and no one can help you out. I wrote this earlier ,’it plays with your emotions.’. It will affect your temper badly. You do see warning everywhere and some pictures of how physically it affects the body. When your friends grow up and you all get separated ,you may not find the same kind of people again. If you ever get affected physically then do not feel shy to go in public or suffer the physical pain because despite warnings  you have chosen to live like this. When you cross the limit of smoking  ,stress and anger will be your only 2 best friends forever. Smokers and non smokers can have same type of diseases. But,prolong smoking can change the person’s mental peace in the long term. I don’t want to put you in a cage and impose my principles to  you.You are set free to choose live or end the life.  Rest I will be always there for you but I can not assure of your mind status.Society might call me as a bad parent for not restricting you from smoking. The choice is all yours 🙂 to live a better life or not . 

#FictionalLetter

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Note : Smoking is bad for everyone(all genders).

Like-Minded Success

I had been always looking for someone with a like-minded person. Fortunately or unfortunately, I haven’t met anyone yet who would be of a type when I will say, “This is it”.  One thing I learned, we can be different from our circle. Most of the time, we look for someone from the surrounding circle. But, the real need lies in the other corner of the world. We have to search in the right direction for what we need. It’s only then, we find what we want. It’s the right place for us to showcase our skills wherein it will receive the real value. It will help us improve ourselves, or say sharpen our skills. We may expect own people to be there for us in some or other way. Very few are able to get their expected support in the way they want. Don’t be forlorn. Take a break and think again. Yes, we reach the stages that leave us high and dry. Even though you feel it is the end from all squares, then draw some other shape to your life.  It is only possible to achieve something in a group when equal efforts are invested. It should not be only the leader’s dream. It can’t be just someone’s dream. It’s a dream which does not let anyone sleep. It pushes you hard to work, work and work. There are wide popping ideas going around your mind. You can’t think of something else other than the thing you want to make it happen. You struggle and just take every risk that brings you closer to the goal you see. Once you embark, you can’t think of dropping it off in any circumstances. You hone different skills and polish it until it holds the pure originality that no one else can ever re-create it. There are hurdles which make you doubt your decisions to proceed, but not all days can be good. We have to take in the bad days and keep going on our journey. When we set a goal, we can’t just sit and watch something to happen. We can’t just do very little work and believe it will happen. It’s a responsibility, rather a common sense to get down to the nitty-gritty of the present plans and future expected achievements. You should know that you need to be always prepared to take up the helm. There comes a time, you feel like, ‘ Okay, everything is hunky-dory.’, but you don’t know what’s gonna happen next! Probably, you land up in an unexpected mess. Going through such a hotchpotch event gives you the experience and that’s how you make peace with yourself and the work you do. No matter what goes wrong or right, you will have the confidence that you will make it through with the right proficiency. Yes, you will!
The manifesting moment, when you take a circular leap or just one flip leap into the deep sea, you will love drowning into the art of your favorite work and swimming through every lap to reach a phenomenal destined island. That’s how you will know, you have created your own successful world. To wrap up my thoughts, I have jotted down below some of the internet searched quotes/images and some written by me. All the best for your journey 🙂

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Whatever Happens to you ,defines you??

I have read this quote,”Do not let whatever happens to you, define you.

I feel this is totally immoral thinking. Because in reality, we are: whatever happens to us. If we don’t talk about the things that happen to us, then we will only talk about hobbies or movies, etc. We will only talk about general topics with everyone. In another way, we will end up hiding our emotions or secrets. Maybe if we don’t share our emotions, it will not be easy for anyone to trust us. The relationships won’t be transparent.
What do you feel about this quote? Can you give some scenario or example on it?
Write down in the comments section.

[Updated]:
My family member shared one of this story relating to this quote.

Interesting thought .. I feel it’s ok to share experiences…
but a person need not be poor coz he was born poor.. whatever happens to u don’t let it define u..
I remember this story for that line..
Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the boiled eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?” “Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied. “Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face. “Father, what does this mean?” she asked. He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently. The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new. “Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “ Moral: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us. Which one are you?

Qualms of Patsy

The world is so naive to me.
All I want is just someone to listen to me at least once..
All I need is just someone to understand me..
To tell the story of my labyrinth life.
Not everyone’s life is normal.
Not everyone’s life is tangled once in a while..
The immobile dinghy can’t sink neither row.

For some, it’s never ending convoluted path, there is no light until the end.
It’s flannel for feeble.
Braves live in the dark so, no one never know the mettle story …

Is it so hard to give a hug?
Is it so hard to show some care?
Past was besmirched to scotch the future.
Infuriation is hushed.
The strings are affable for such a short span,
everything gets detached in no ample time..

Telepathy beams travel around the world except for some lost co-ordinates.
Every night it’s a perfect window view..
The moon & venus put me to sleep..
But, the morning starves for adrenaline
as I am shrivelled by the sun…

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You are important !

Take care of yourself first

Amidst taking care of everyone, one can forget to take care of themselves. Whilst taking care of family members -be it spouse and kids or parents and siblings, one should not forget to look after self. We should maintain a proper diet and exercise. One can even take care of their personality and beauty. As a person, one should be mentally and physically fit. Be it skin or hair maintenance, everything about you is important. At times, some are forcibly involved in taking care of everything which can make them miss out time for themselves.Whereas some are so much in love with everyone around, they forget to have a self-look. We have to take care of emotions by balancing surrounding people drama stress or physical stress. One should not skip meals or sleep. We try to fix others but can fail to give time for ourselves.
There is a saying, you cannot love others, if you don’t love yourself first.
I don’t know how true is that!
But, I am pretty sure, ‘You cannot take care of others, if you fail to take care of yourself.’
After a certain period of time, when you fall sick or start aging faster than your age, it’s not gonna be easy to recover. It’s not usually physically sick, one can even lose confidence over a period of time. You have to realize, your inability in anyway can fail you from looking after others. At times, most of the people realize their value late and find themselves depressed for not living well or doing anything for self.So, it’s always better to give time for your health  & mental state while balancing other things in life. Invest in what you feel good for you. If you are often involved in negative thoughts then seek for therapy help.If not, the best thing is to talk with friends or family.While you are organizing things for everyone around you, make sure you are organizing certain things for yourself too.Drink some juices daily to stay hydrated.Have healthy food and try to exercise whenever you can. Sleep for 6 to 8 hours.Relax every few hours. Keep yourself as the priority.Do the simple things to maintain yourself because you are important.
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