As you might have noticed, I haven’t posted much at all since January. My sub-par posting frequency is mainly because of two reasons:
- Having a 28.8 kbps dial-up
I can easily manage the first one but posting pillar content regularly with a 28.8 kbps dial-up is just impossible. On my dial-up, average sites take about 3-4 minutes to open while ad heavy sites like JohnChow can take as much as 10 minutes. This makes research heavily time consuming and almost impossible. In a nutshell, it’s an absolute pain in the butt. Due to the dial-up, I can’t also properly market my blog; even commenting is difficult and pitching to bloggers about the awesome post I just wrote can take an eternity. Now, why can’t I get broadband? There’s no broadband in Eritrea people. You can get Satellite Internet here but that costs a hell of a lot.
Even though I haven’t been posting much in January, the real reason isn’t that I wasn’t able to produce content, the real reason is that I have dial-up. See, I have tons of posts written down with 1 big series completed. But why won’t I post all that? I know it won’t receive the recognition it deserves. You really can’t market your blog if you have a 28.8 kbps dial-up and, moreover, you can only use up to 3 hours a day.
As a result, I’ve decided to make a few major changes to this blog. The most important one will be the change of focus. From now on, I will not give blogging tips. I will only post news, reviews of blogs you might find useful, and reviews of sites that might aid you in your blogging journey. No blogging tips, no make money online tips, nothing of that sort from now.
But don’t worry, my reviews will still help you to improve your blog. I will be reviewing services, interesting blogs, useful sites and the like and I’m sure they’ll make up for my blogging tips. Also, this major change in focus will only be temporary. I will be returning to India in June and my Internet problem will be solved there since they have up to 8 mbps Internet. From June onwards, I will resume giving you guys blogging tips and the like. There are just over 90 days since my return to India…
Another change that I’ll be making is that I won’t be marketing this blog one bit. No marketing, no pitching, nothing. I will be networking of course but not marketing. Even though I can still market a little bit with my dial-up, I want to test and see whether a blog can or cannot grow in 3 months with zero marketing. I’m sure it will be a nice casestudy.
I will start posting the reviews soon and I’m sure you’ll like them. Stay tuned by clicking here to subscribe!
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