So the last week hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. There was a lot more to get this blog running than I realized. As I mentioned in my prior post about getting on Google Ad Words, I was rejected.
In last week I posted 2 more ads for this site but both were rejected. Same reason, malicious software. I’ve done plenty of checking online but no dice. Google has their own site scanner which will tell you if the content is appropriate in order to be indexed but even that the site is fine.
I’d say this is a bit of the downside of using something like WordPress. The features it has are fantastic but the complexity leaves you in a position where you aren’t sure about why things aren’t working. Had I written my own simple blogging system this wouldn’t be an issue.
Going through the remediation process I saw that some images weren’t being loaded over HTTPS, they were HTTP, which is a strange thing for WordPress to even worry about. They should be using relative urls for these images.
Anyway, that’s enough complaining about Google Ad Words. I also used the official Mr Money Grubber Twitter account to post about the articles I wrote but I’m getting zero clicks on that. I’m only getting about 20 impressions so even using tags isn’t helping.
Actually getting listed on Google was somewhat more effective in that some pages did finally get listed. However, only one page, my post about Jeff Bezos, is actually listed. The rest are strange category pages that I thought I had removed from WordPress but I guess not. I have 6 other posts there and none of them have been indexed yet.
Then there is Medium.com. So far I’ve gotten, get this, ZERO views or reads on my first post. So that’s not ideal, lol.
Okay, so all of this is bad news, sort of. It’s bad in the sense that things aren’t working. It’s good in the sense I have no pressure. I didn’t get any immediate success so I have nothing to lose.
I’m a firm believer in the idea that you have to really grind at whatever you are doing, through many struggles, before you will see success. So what will I do? Forge ahead of course!
it’s tempting to say it’s not working and move on to another sort of business but I need to give it a real shot. I figure a real shot is 150 posts on my blog, 150 Youtube videos, 150 Medium Articles, 150 Tweets, 150 of everything.
Why 150? I can’t say, but it just feels right. If I posted 150 youtube videos and I’m getting zero views, then sure, maybe this isn’t going to work. But I’m not letting myself entertain that until I get to that point!
Today I’m going to write my 5 articles, post all my existing articles on WordPress with a sampler paragraph to link to my main post here. Then I’m going to do the same with Medium.com and make sure I tweet all of them tomorrow.
It doesn’t matter when I get to 150 but that is going to be my goal. 150 or bust. I’ll see you there!