When I decided to dust my feet and give blogging a second try.
I started blogging in 2008, but like the majority of bloggers, I was misinformed.
I was told blogging can make you lot of money. All you had to do was set up several blogs. Post few articles. Promote the posts. And the money will start coming.
With this flawed mindset, I started blogging. I soon realized I’ve been hoodwinked. Misled.
How disappointed I felt.
I decided to take a step back and observe this whole blogging thing from a distance.
It was a necessary break.
I fed on blogs like StevePavlina.com, Problogger.net, DailyBlogtips.com and others.
My perspective of blogging changed.
Then, in December 2009, in my brother’s dorm room, off-campus at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, I decided to try blogging once again. I deleted all my dumb blogs except one.
I’d just blog for the love of writing and of helping people.
I ended up discovering a hidden niche to focus my blog. It turned out to be the first Financial Aid Blog made in Africa.
The first blog in Nigeria by an everyday fellow to be verified on Google+ – now with over 160,000 followers.
A blog that has been paying my bills full-time for the past 3 years
Looking back, I’m grateful to have taken this path.
After thinking through the experience so far, I want to share with you 10 Breakthrough Lessons I Learned from Building the 1st Successful African Financial Aid Blog
My hope is that if you are a blogger or want to start blogging, these lessons will save you lot of time and resources. And help you focus on things that bring breakthrough.