Your first time here? Check out my post on Why I started a blog. Let’s get on with how my journey has been so far.
One thing I can tell you is that blogging has helped me gain a tone of great qualities. Patience and a lot of hard work, especially when trying to grow a blog and earn an income from it. Experience in managing WordPress, designing with Canva, and writing skills when posting on this blog. All thanks to running Simplymlosh 😊😊.
Patience and hard work.
Growing a blog/business is not easy, especially doing it alone and on a small budget with no previous experience is even harder.
Patience and hard work are core principals when running a business. Since a blog is not different when you are doing it to earn money.
Having a tiny budget for my blog was a setback I thought. I soon realized that there are ways to run and grow my blog with free resources. This also meant that I had to spend a lot of time and energy to researching the best free and affordable resources concerning running a blog with almost close to nothing. It is doable and worth it in the end.
Is the best teacher of all times……
Managing WordPress has been and still is the best free publishing platform for my blog, together with Godaddy hosting services. Hosting is a very essential service when it comes to running a blog as a business. It is therefore mandatory to have a paid/self-hosting plan and for your blog. Godaddy has been the best experience to date, check it out and try it you will not be disappointed.
There is so much in WordPress to learn from. It is a great publishing platform that allows you to work with plugins and themes.
The WordPress platform and its compatibility with many themes like the ASTRA theme have been a plus. Astra’s theme is lightweight, affordable, and very easily customizable even if you are not tech-savvy how awesome is it!
I have also gained experience in using Canva when it comes to designing for my blog on Pinterest. Creating WordPress Logos, headers, and etc has never been more fun, and easy. I came across the platform during my broad research on great free resources and no regrets so far.
I write my blog posts and run Simplymlosh and all that entails it single-handedly. It is tough and hectic but all worth it and I love it all the same. Writing for my blog has given me more courage to express myself and be confident with what I put out here even if it is not perfect. My writing skills are improving and getting better every single time I post, don’t you think so 😉!
Simplymlosh is still growing and that is all that matters. The fact that I get to share and talk about the resources that can help fellow bloggers, who are also in this blogging journey is great and fulfilling for me.
If you are thinking of starting a blog and do not know what to use as a publishing platform, hosting services, and the theme. This post will surely give you some of the best recommendations out there for free 😃.