Sorry guys, but this blog post sucks.
I don’t really have anything to say right now. It’s 9 minutes past midnight. I’m super tired, but I don’t want to get up from the table and go to bed yet. Something inside my head is telling me I’ve got to write a blog post before I go to bed.
Why would I write something sucky instead of just getting some rest and coming up with something meaningful tomorrow? Because I’m a blogger, dammit, and sometimes bloggers waste people’s time by writing boring crap. We keep telling ourselves that if we just keep typing out our random thoughts, eventually something good will come out.
Doesn’t always work, though.
I realized today that I’ve only published a handful of posts on here this year, and several of those were actually guest posts by other bloggers. I’ve been working on some other niche site projects the past couple months and have been ignoring my blog. But even before that I was kind of in a rut.
Anyways, here’s what I did today.
1. Outsourced An Article On Textbroker
I came up with an article idea that I want to publish on HubPages, but since it is basically a review of several products, I outsourced it on Textbroker. I hate paying other writers to write articles for me, especially when I write better than they do, but I hate writing product reviews even more.
2. Wrote An Article And Published It On HubPages
I also wrote a 1700 word article today and published it on HubPages. I figure it’ll start drawing traffic within the next month or so. Unfortunately, it’s not product oriented — actually kind of anti-product oriented — so I won’t be adding any Amazon links in there. But hopefully I judged the keyword competitiveness accurately and it’ll get some views and add some pennies or nickels into my account every day because of it.
3. Updated My Affiliate Links On iWOC
I finally got approved and added into the PostRunner affiliate program today, so I went onto those couple of pages where I had links to PR and inserted my affiliate ID. While I was browsing my exit link stats (boring shit bloggers do when they’re supposed to be writing), I noticed several links to HubPages, The Keyword Academy, PostRunner and even Amazon that were missing affiliate IDs, so I went through all of them and updated the ones with my little code so I can hopefully get paid through those.
4. Tweaked The Sidebar On One Of My Niche Sites
There was a little graphic in there that links to a page with a big comparison chart of 29 Amazon products, but the graphic blended in a little too well with the site design and actually didn’t really look like something to you’re supposed to click.
So I redid it with new text and colors and now it looks more obvious that it’s something to click on. Hopefully that will help push some traffic to that page and get me some sales.