For this blog I don’t think adsense makes sense. I know that the lure of millions is out there because all it needs is for people to click on those links that google provides for you. Adsense is very easy to set up but frankly it looks ugly. I also believe that we are getting close to the point of adsense overload. Those ads are on just about every site and I tend to avoid them because I know when it is information that I am after that ads are usually there to support a product.
- A blog hosting service – I have decided to specifically use WordPress because it has such great support and is easily used by even a novice. Find your voice today and contact me regarding your blog needs.
- The Green Light Coaching service – go to the traffic light and have a look around. I believe that the Green Light Profile is one of the best that I have ever used. I like its level of interaction and that it isn’t just a tick and flick process but is a result of the interaction between the interviewee and the interviewer. In the end it give a very honest guide to a person’s strengths.
Next year I am looking at a more uncertain income and have had some of these ideas about ways I can help people and live as well. I have loved blogging and since I first heard of it a few years ago have had a variety of blogs. At first I started with a number of free sites and tried a variety of platforms. Then I had to decide what I actually wanted to blog about.
The answer was very easy at first – We were about to have a baby and I was feeling a bit old at the time, so that was my topic. This blog has turned into an ongoing journey that has focussed mainly on the kids. You can look at it here. This blog really has beome a labour of love. My family is very important to me and I have a ready source of material available to publish.
As time went on I got more and more interested in hosting my own blog. I tried a number of different platforms until I stumbled across WordPress. This is a great platform that is constantly getting added to. Then I saw domain names being offered for $1.99 or something like that. Thankfully ChrisGribble.com was available and so I set up a host and got underway.
Unfortunately the busyness of life took over. A new baby, work committments and an extra job plus three other young kids limited the time I had to devote to this blog. However I have tried in the past two months to have a better balance. To spend some time doing the things I love like writing and so I have been able to contribute more to ChrisGribble.com.
So I am here blogging for my future. Expressing my Green Light strengths and having a great time. I have always loved the web and have seen with some of the Web 2.0 developments greater potential than ever for creating community and communicating more effectively than ever before.