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  • By: John Lynn
    john@crashutah.coM
    http://www.crashutah.com
    @techguy
    From Hobby to Full Time Blogger: Lessons Learned from 5 Years of Blogging
  • Audience
    No Separation of Blogging from WordPress
    New Bloggers
    Current Bloggers
    Start More Blogs
    Keys to Blogging
    What matters most?
    Passion
    Motivation
  • Hobby Blogging – June 2005
    Lesson Learned: Great Content Matters
    Lesson Learned: Monetize Early (Ad Focused WP Theme)
  • Topic Blogging - EMR
    December 2005
    Goals
    Become an Expert in EMR
    Reach the First Page of Google for “EMR”
    Lesson Learned: Have Goals
    Lesson Learned: Don’t be Afraid of Failure
    Lesson Learned: Stats Addict
    WP.com Stats Plugin
    Google Analytics
    Ad Stats (ie. $$$$)
    Not Comments (bad stat)
    Lesson Learned: Stats Motivate (Perspective Changes)
    Spikage RULES!!
  • Spikage Rules!!
  • Paid Blogging (PayPerPost) – Learning Phase
    Blogger 61
    Incredible Motivator
    Be Social
    Drives Traffic
    More Fun
    Learn
    Don’t Believe Anything You Read!
    Top Blog on WordPress.com
    WordPress.com Slap Down (TOS Violation)
    Lesson Learned: Platform Matters
  • Finding the TV Niche
    Lesson Learned: Great Backups (wp-db-backup)
    Lesson Learned: Not All Monetization is Equal
    Splurged on 5 New Domains
    Pure TV Network
    Lesson Learned: 5 Minute Install – Much Longer to Build Content and Traffic
  • Scaling a Blog
    Stimulus Money Worked for Me
    Lesson Learned: wp-super-cache works!
    Lesson Learned: Consistent Readers Rule…mostly
    Must Blog Consistently
    Lesson Learned: Advertisers and Revenue Rule…mostly
    Must Maintain Traffic
    Need an Accountant
    Lesson Learned: New Sources of Traffic
    Lesson Learned: Monetization is Never Over
    New Opportunities with No More Effort
  • My Future Blogging
    There is no future, it’s just part of my life!
    Opens Up Crazy Opportunities
    Backstage at TV Show Tapings
    Satellite Radio Show
    Media/Press Access to Events
    Not Just Writing
    SEO
    SEO Plugin (All in One SEO Pack Plugin)
    Good Titles
    Good Tags/Categories
    Internal Linking
    Newly Popular Keywords
    Lesson Learned: Don’t Pay for Promotion…maybe
    Lesson Learned: Do LOVE the Process!!
  • About My Blogs
    5 Years Later
    2 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Blogs
    4 TV Related Blogs
    2 BuddyPress “Blogs”
    ~6000 Blog Posts
    ~13 Million Pageviews
    Far Too Many Comments
    “Built a Media Empire”
    King of My Blogging World
  • By: John Lynn
    john@crashutah.com
    http://www.crashutah.com
    @techguy
    Questions?