I’m excited to announce today’s launch of my new blog, Side Hustle Blogging! It is a place to share tips, tricks and lessons learned on the subject of blogging.
Over the last year or so I’ve received a number of emails from new bloggers asking for direction on starting blogs of their own. While I try to respond to everyone, I felt like I was repeating a lot of the advice, and rarely had a chance to follow up when I learned something new.
As a temporary solution, I began sharing the occasional “Be a Blogger” series post here at Frugal Dad, but I always wanted to separate the content by starting a new site. I didn’t for a couple reasons. First, I thought, “Who the heck would want to read what I have to say about blogging?” True enough; I’m still a relatively small fish in the big blogging pond. But, I’ve learned a thing here and there, and made some mistakes along the way I might could help others avoid.
I was really pressed for time during the last half of 2008. Many of you are aware of the family medical emergency we experienced, and juggling my family, work and blogging responsibilities was hard enough without adding a new blog to the mix. While things haven’t completely settled down personally, I’m ready to get rolling on the new blog. If we wait for the perfect time, we will wait forever!
It is my hope that Side Hustle Blogging develops into a place where we learn from each other. Anyone making their “side hustle” blogging should find something relevant, but the topics won’t stop at simply writing for the web. I plan to include posts on topics such as monetization, marketing, scheduling, entrepreneuriship, taxes, etc. You can see there will be some overlap in the themes I discuss here at Frugal Dad, but with a spin geared towards those who blog.
I look forward to seeing all of you over at Side Hustle Blogging! Drop me a comment and say hello, or just take a few minutes to peruse the articles there. And don’t worry, I plan to continue my daily blog schedule here at Frugal Dad.