Category Blogging Tips

Life of A Blogger: Have faith in what you do

Blogging isn’t for sissies. Even if you start as one, in time, you eventually grow a tough skin. Ways blogging can help you develop a tough skin As a blogger, I have sometimes felt like giving up. At times, I even asked myself what was the point really. Was anyone even reading me? Was I impacting any lives, making a difference in someone’s day? And then, of course, there are times when I

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Life of a blogger – elation and small joys

If you’re anything like me, you do take pride in the work you do. I do believe there is no need to be ashamed of the work of your hands as long as what you do contribute in some ways to the world. Whatever we do impacts another, whether we see its results straight away or not. In blogging, there is a lot of reach that our words have. As

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Life of A Blogger – A typical day

I have been blogging since 2006. First it started because I found myself in the bush veld of South Africa and then it became something bigger than I expected. What started as a way to kill time and amuse myself and my family eventually became my lifestyle. A typical day in my life as a blogger If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you are perhaps familiar

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Life of a blogger: keep it fun

I’ve touched on life of a blogger in my previous post, and emphasized that starting to write is the first step towards having and keeping a blog. It sounds so simple and yet can be quite difficult for some to take that leap. That too, is perfectly normal. Another important facet of blogging is to know what your motive is, because this is what will keep you strong when times get

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Life of a blogger: Motive

What’s your motive for blogging? This is a very important question that can determine how  serious you are about blogging and what it represents to you. For some, it is an escapade from the daily grind. Perhaps you have a full time job and having a blog is a hobby where you can share what you enjoy talking about and interact with like-minded individuals to form a community, something I mentioned in

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Life of a blogger: Start writing

How the writing life started One of the things I most often get asked is how I got into blogging. Was it something I always knew I wanted to do, did I fall into it, how did I learn about it? Let me give you a more detailed explanation. (We will pause here so you can make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, or any beverage of your choice

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A blogger’s worst nightmare (or life without my iPhone 5S)

For people who do not rely on technology to earn an income or use it to make their lives more effective, zero to little tears will be shed on the loss of  their smartphone, tablet or computer. However, for those whose livelihoods depend on it, and by that I mean it, we depend on it as a source of income, as what brings food to our table, what captures moments that get

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