Should you use ads on your blog if you are an independent creator?

I’ve been messing a lot with monetisation of my content since I lost my full time job and I think after testing both WordAds and Adsense I’m coming to the conclusion that ads add unnecessary bloat to your site and if you’re an independent then seeking help via donations is the way to go. BasedContinue reading “Should you use ads on your blog if you are an independent creator?”

Is there too much friction to creating a newsletter?

I’ve been dabbling with newsletters for years but I always find there’s too much friction for me to stick to it. I work across iOS and macOS and all the solutions seem to inherit the same issues No native iOS app They are web based creation and sending that don’t always work particularly well onContinue reading “Is there too much friction to creating a newsletter?”

Focussing (and keeping going) on your own projects

I’ve found over the years that I tend to look over at other creative projects wishing that I’d gained some of their success or comparing myself to others. This often leads me down a path of wondering why I’m bothering but as times gone on I’ve come to accept what I’m doing and looking atContinue reading “Focussing (and keeping going) on your own projects”

Purchasing a WordPress business account

I’ve decided to invest in a WordPress business plan, something that has been made possible thanks to donations to my blog (a massive thanks to everyone that has contributed). As an independent writer trying to make something of myself I’ve learned as I went along to be honest but with this extra time I haveContinue reading “Purchasing a WordPress business account”

The most important factor when I’m choosing a blogging platform

As I’m reviewing my creative projects versus what I can actually afford to keep going right now my blogging one stands out as a monthly outgoing I may need to divert elsewhere. I’m looking at free or cheaper alternatives to WordPress but one thing stands out to me – where do you write from theContinue reading “The most important factor when I’m choosing a blogging platform”