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Well, a month has passed since we had our "soft launch" - and here's my monthly check-up #1.
Some of the things that I've learned so far:
1) I gotta choose carefully who I work with. While more blogs may seem more revenue possibilities, I realise that I only want to work with people I can trust and respect. So, I just have to see how this one evolves.
2) If I have any doubts about something or someone, then it's just best not to go there.
3) It's important to keep fellow bloggers happy! 🙂 I try to accomodate requests and suggestions to a certain level. I try to stay flexible. I try to respond to each and every email as quickly as possible. And, I think the relationship works well this way.
4) Guidelines are important. Without them, things can get really messy.
5) Never rely on Search Engines alone to help you in your site's growth. Sometimes, Google isn't always friendly to newcomers online. Make the most out of word-of-mouth (one of the best way to promote!), directories, registries, forums, email siggys, networking, and such.
I know I've got a few more, but I think I'll just have to post them again another time.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.