You know when a writer gets their big break and you can say where you saw them first? We hope that this interview is what you all look back on when Angela Greenfield’s writing becomes famous!
Studying the art of writing and cutting edge practices like Kindle format novels has been a great start to her writing career. As this writer continues to learn and grow we should see more and more of her through her writer friendly blog.
What are the motivations that got you into blogging?
I am interested in writing, and I was curious about blogging, so I decided to combine the two interests into one format.
What do you regard as the most important part of having a monetized blog?
Ambition. Bloggers have to look at their blogs as being businesses which must be maintained through development and promotion.
What do you think the best technologies that you can use to improve your blog traffic?
Search engines and social media. Basically the Internet.
When did you think that it would become realistic to monetize your blog?
I am currently studying how to monetize my blog. I started the blog in March. Only a month later, I see that I am building an audience who will repeatedly visit my blog. I now know that it is realistic to monetize my blog.
What sources do you use to inspire your blogging?
I use writing resource books and Keyword Researcher to help me come up with topics to write about and post to my blog.
Have you found that your traffic figures directly affect you?
Yes. I know that if my blog has only a few visitors a day, then my blog is not getting the attention that it deserves. Low traffic figures would also hurt me once my blog becomes fully monetized. I am glad that my blog is getting more traffic each day.
What is your biggest obstacle to blogging success?
Promotion. Advertising my blog links on Facebook and Twitter seemed like a sure way to attract hundreds of visitors. I’m disappointed that those viewers only number in the dozens.
Which Analytics tools do you use?
Do you make any changes to your blogging practices when Google updates their search algorithms?
Which sites or individuals do you find most inspirational?
DailyWritingTips.com, AbsoluteWrite.com, Jonathan and his partner at BloggingYourPassion.com
Is your blog supported by any social media exposure?
Yes. Facebook and Twitter
Do you leverage YouTube, Pinterest or any other sites to increase your blog traffic?
No, but I’m planning on creating accounts to promote my blog on those sites.
Has the way you run your blog changed substantially since you started out?
Yes. I have a clearer understanding about how to run the WordPress dashboard. I also have a better idea about what content I want to post on my blog.