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Old October 15th, 2016, 09:34 AM   #11

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I can't suggest You what blog site to use, but I am really looking forward to read Your blog.

On (eventually ? hopefully ??) make some money out of it, my advise is to really plan the publication. One of the keys for a successful blogger (and that might bring some income) is rythm !

You should be very constant in posting (no 10 good posts a day than 1 week off) and if You have different areas of interest, You might publish Monday on Roman's domestic fights, Thursday on African tribal dances and Sunday on Palaeolithic fishing in high see (for example ). You know, a bit like the regular programs on Radio or TV stations.

One of the keys of a successful blogger is the ability to keep its followers. And the constance, the planing I talked about is not only effective in doing that, but it has the big advantage You don't rely on others for it, it's totally up to You!

My two pennies

Looking forward to became a Salah's blog addicted follower !
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Old October 17th, 2016, 02:13 PM   #12

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I'm curious, for the ones here that have a blog, how many visits do you get every month, and how much money do you make out of it?
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Old October 21st, 2016, 07:44 AM   #13
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I am hoping to return back to Timeline of World History website that I use on wordpress. I have been concentrating on the narrative for a You Tube video that has now got to 5,500 BC so I am quite a way behind in updating the website. Hope to rectify that soon starting with 30,000 BC if I can get motivated enough.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 08:31 AM   #14

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I'm curious, for the ones here that have a blog, how many visits do you get every month, and how much money do you make out of it?
I normally get about 1000-1500 hits per month - so they aren't hugely popular, but a solid following. I don't make any money off of them. The genealogy one I do for fun, the book review blog I do to get free review copies of books from netgalley.com (publishers are more likely to give you review copies if you have a blog).
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Old October 26th, 2016, 09:25 AM   #15

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the book review blog I do to get free review copies of books from netgalley.com (publishers are more likely to give you review copies if you have a blog).
OK, it's not money, but that's fantastic to have the books sent for free !

Tho I suppose You have to read things that You rather would not ?
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Old October 26th, 2016, 11:02 AM   #16

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I have a History & Cultural Blog at:

HistoryCulture's History & Culture Blog

I've made just under 200 hits in 2 days
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Old October 28th, 2016, 09:14 AM   #17

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OK, it's not money, but that's fantastic to have the books sent for free !

Tho I suppose You have to read things that You rather would not ?
No, I get to choose which books I want to read. Well, I get to request the ones I want and then it's up to the publisher whether to approve the request or not. So I don't always get the ones I want but I never have to read something I didn't ask for.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 03:23 AM   #18

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I've been using Wordpress.

If even a techno-dunce like me could figure it out, anyone can.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 06:02 PM   #19

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I use weebly... it's fairly easy to do.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 06:30 AM   #20
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Hey, Historum.

Lately I've given a lot of thought to starting my own history blog (outside this forum). I feel much of what I want to write about these days is too specialized to be relevant to Historum - plus, with a blog, there is always at least the faint chance of it producing income, down the road.

Ironically, I'm pretty much a blogging virgin. I was curious if anyone had any recommendations about the best server to use for a historical blog, or any other advice, cautionary tales, etc.

Thanks in advance for your time
I use weebly for my historical blog. It's great and simple to use. And, if you are looking to build an income, you can easily add adsense or affiliate marketing. Or, and create a shop on your website and sell products.

The first the you should do is research into it. Rather than jumping right in. That's a mistake I made. Take a week or two out to read other peoples advice. Listen to them. Write it down. Listen to what they say about generating traffic, blog content etc...and follow that advice. There is a lot of useful advice out there on the web!

The second thing I would say, is too follow your passion. Write about subjects that you're most passionate about. That helps draw traffic too.

Good luck with your new blog. Happy 2017!
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