It's finally been published today - the cover feature to my Guardian column about building and monetising a blog. If you read the feature, you'll see why I'm so excruciatingly excited to be working on this project.
For one thing, I'll be working with the super talented Glen Allsopp of ViperChill, who was open-minded (and brave?) enough to listen to my crack pot idea of doing such a thing in the public eye.
I approached Glen after reading about him in a Guardian article about 'modern-day nomads' published at the beginning of last year, and everything that has happened since has just seemed 'meant to be'.
The best thing for me is that I'll be really, finally, getting to grips with this thing called 'blogging' and doing it with a great teacher and mentor, while at the same time, teaching others to do the same.
It feels like it's been a long time working up to the start of this project - and at times we weren't sure how it could happen - but the effort has paid off.
The column proper will start next Saturday, but if you really want to follow and build your own blog while I do so, then you should sign up (for free) to the Blogging Case Study resource website that Glen has created.
Here, Glen will provide all the information that I'm not going to be able to fit into the column, such as the techie stuff that you'll need to know, so it will be a valuable and worthy resource for anyone who wishes to learn as I do.
(Just to be clear - the BloggingCaseStudy.com resource site is NOT the new blog that I am starting up - that's to be kept quiet until I have a chance to build it properly with its own audience. Otherwise, how can we show that Glen's methods work if all eyes are on it right away?).
Check out the cover feature article again here: How to build and monetise a blog
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