After I had a go at the actual blog set up I can now tell you how it went. The course claims that it can all be done in about one hour. Well, it is true. I spent about 15 minutes choosing my niche, exactly following Erica´s instructions to the point (she even has “assignments” at the end of each section – loved that, makes you do things lol).
Fast, Fast, Fast
I usually hate having to choose a niche. It makes me miserable because I cannot decide and am not passionate enough about anything to really make the process fast. I love doing lots of things, that´s me. Anyways, her process is quite easy and I was able to pick one – fast. I am not sure if I should tell you, but hey why not! I picked video gaming as that is one of the things I loved doing pre-kids and it is my specialization in my translation business. I am a translator, too, see? 🙂
Afterwards it was a breeze. I chose a blog name and went through the ebook, again step by step, to set it up. I did not encounter any problems, except one – submitting the sitemap to google. I was thinking it strange that google kept telling me there was no sitemap and bla bla bla error so I was browsing for some solution, which I actually found. You can check it out here. In the end it turns out I was the idiot that made a spelling mistake thus google could not find the “sitmap”. For some reason my blog has not been indexed yet, though.
Even writing the first post was easy. I stuck to the instructions and voila… 15 minutes later I had my post. Tonight I will try to add another one. I will go one post a day so that Mr. G does not decide to delete my blog – just in case.
That´s it. Blogger blog set up. If all goes well I will also start setting up my WordPress blog tonight – that will keep me occupied because the instructions look complicated – lots of letters lol – but I am sure it won´t be that bad hehe.