The Weekend Blogging Forum

The Weekend Blogging Forum Episode 1

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The Weekend Blogging Forum is a segment of the blog I am launching today and I am so excited about it. It took me such a long time to finally get this started for some reasons but if it is not now, I really don’t know when. It just has to be now!

Every now and then, I get so many questions as regards blogging and other blogging related issues on my Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook and I am so sure that opening this kind of forum will help to bring a lot of quality to the table.

This episode of The Weekend Blogging Forum is going to be a test and I will determine for how long this will go based on the response it gets. If I see that it is a relevant and something people are open to tapping into, I will continue with an episode 2, 3, 4, 5, until I think it irrelevant or it can go on forever, you decide, aha!

This is how it goes, you ask any question bothering you about Blogging and everything related to it. How to open a blog, how to make money from your blog, your social media, Pinterest, SEO, anything. Some of my friends and I will try to treat every of your question and help you out of your blogging dilemma.

Here is however something important to note. Ask specific questions! Specific questions are questions that bother you and your blogging. Do not ask questions that are too broad. For example, “how can you make money from a blog?”

While that may be answered eventually, you might have to be directed to resources that will aid you. Questions like “I have tried to make money from affiliate marketing using so, so and so method but I have not made any sale yet, any advice?” This is more specific to you. It is easier to solve your blogging problems that way.

If I do not have answers because I am new to the aspect you are asking a question in, I will be sure to forward to anyone else I am sure can answer accurately and be of immense help. It is a forum, anyone can also answer if they have some strengths in the pain point communicated.

The comments section of each episode of the blogging forum will be closed by 12:00midnight Saturday (Nigerian Time). So, invite your friends, Bloggers, and prospective Bloggers, let’s get this thing started. See you in the comments section!

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(31) Comments

  1. Temi says:

    I just opened my blog. When do you suggest that I begin to monetize it? I would like to make money with my blog. I just want to have a general idea of when I can start making money or apply for AdSense.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Well, you might take the time factor out and try to get your blog ready for monetization first. Write as many as 20 quality posts for a start, buy your domain name (if you haven’t), write a good “about me” and contact page, then you can go on ahead to apply for AdSense. Your posts should begin to drive some traffic to your blog so that Ad companies can approve you for Ad placements faster.

      If you are looking to make money from sponsored posts, consider designing your blog and making it very attractive. That way you can naturally draw brands and Advertisers to you. For affiliate marketing, for example, you don’t even need a time frame, all you need is a quality post generating a lot of traffic. Pinterest can easily give you this traffic while you begin to do on-site SEO for your blog. I hope this helps.

  2. Temi says:

    Thank you very much. Been sleeping on your blogging segment for days now. I want to say that you are doing a great job.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you Temi. Let me know how things go!

  3. Thanks a lot for this forum, It will totally help.

    Please, can you kindly elaborate on blog comments as subjective. You know sometimes you might be getting traffic to your Blog but those comments ain’t dropping in especially for a beginner and sometimes you feel if your audience are not engaging with those post with comments or likes you ain’t doing enough work. And you are not worthy or ready for collaboration.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Hi Uche,

      When it comes to engagement, it takes time. It takes time to build a community. It takes time to build a tribe. You might want to be patient until you begin to gradually have your own clan, the guys that vibe with you. You build these people mostly off your blog. Yes, you have to go and find them and genuinely get them to like you and your message. This is one.

      The other thing is this: are you addressing your average reader’s pain point? Is this a blog post they would put everything on hold for? Remember that our attention span is so short and you can’t blame us, too many notifications to attend to. So, while on your post, they will either decide to stay or move elsewhere. Is the post worth their while, enough to stay? And like I said, it has to be addressing a major pain point. This is why you have to define your target audience and understand them afterward. Understand enough to hit it right!

      Another issue I want to make mention of is the nature of posts. For some posts, quality engagement might be measured by the number of shares than by the number of comments. Why? They are conclusive on their own. They need no further conversation. What you can do is to write more comment provoking posts, the ones your readers cannot help but say something on.

      The last thing I want to mention is how much traffic the post has. A post with 1,000 visits has a better chance of attracting a comment than one with just 100 visits. So, you might also want to work on the influx of traffic to individual posts to increase the chances of having feedback.

      I hope these points help. Please let me know if you need further clarifications or you still have more concerns as regards this issue.

  4. Anu says:

    Hello Esther,
    Thanks for creating a forum where people can learn from the experiences of others.

    Two questions:
    – first one- asides naturally getting the attention of advertisers and companies- do you encourage writing proposals to them. How can one make this happen?
    – next question is about copyright issues regarding
    using images from online. Can you share any sites where you can get free images asides pexels?

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Hi Anu,

      It’s such a pleasure.

      I wish I had the best answer to this. Now, it is not a bad idea to reach out to these brands and companies and I have done in the past (a lot). I mean, the worst you can get is a No and then you move on but rejection more than once hurts. Of course, it is most often than not a polite and really cool rejection email but it hurts still, especially when you were so sure you are the best thing to happen to them.

      Now, this is my own personal opinion on this: build your brand to that stage where people can’t help but approach you. Like, these folks cannot afford to ignore you. See, when a company approaches you, they need you! You are not convincing them to see why they need you, they legit NEED you. You know how we write proposals na. Get them to see the value we are bringing to the table, subtly defend our rates, blah blah blah. I would rather spend that energy on connecting with that one more reader that is about to be my brand’s evangelist or write a badass blog post that the world hasn’t yet dreamed of or work on my social media handles.

      As regards images, I use pexels, pixabay and unsplash. I also use Canva a lot so that I get to design a really cool image from scratch. For example, the images in this blog post, I never have to worry about anything, they are all mine. Designing your images from scratch or taking your own original photos also help your image SEO.


      I hope that I have been able to treat your questions. Please let me know if you need more clarification or have some more concerns on these issues.

      1. Anu says:

        Thank you Esther, for your time and valuable insights.

        1. Esther Adeniyi says:

          It’s a pleasure!

  5. Thank you Esther. Your blog is amazing.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Awwwwwn, thank yoooooou. Such a heartwarming comment

      1. You’re welcome.

        Firstly, I’m using WordPress premium and I’m unable to use AdSense, any solution because it keeps saying error when I copy it to my Html? Do I have to use business plan for this?

        Secondly, I’ll like to change my theme to a better one but I’m using WordPress premium so I’m limited to the number of themes I can use.

        Thirdly, will I be able to use the affliate marketing on my Premium plan?

        1. Esther Adeniyi says:

          Okay Precious,

          You do not have to use a WordPress Business plan for Google AdSense. Your plan is fine. You are not copying it well to your template file. First, has your AdSense been approved? If it has, please let me have a look at your set up. Shoot me your details (if you are comfortable with that) via my email – esther.adeniyi@gmail.com

          You can go for a custom prepared theme for better themes. Search for this on Google, “free WordPress themes” and download anyone you like. Then go to your WordPress dashboard, click on themes, add new theme and click on upload new theme. You can then install the new zip file you have downloaded. Let me know if you run into any issues on this one.

          You can do affiliate marketing on just about any plan you are on. Affiliate marketing has absolutely nothing to do with your hosting plan.

          Hopefully, these solve a lot. Let me know if you need further help.

          1. Thank you. I’ll reach you

          2. Esther Adeniyi says:

            Okay, will be expecting.

          3. I sent you a mail already. I could get through the affliate marketing but I need more understanding of it. Thank you Esther. God bless you.

          4. Esther Adeniyi says:

            Okay, I seem to have seen it. I will get to this by late evening. Is that fine?

          5. Yes, thank you

  6. Hi Esther.

    I am a new to the world of blogging and I am still trying to understand it in it’s entirety. I am sure as I travel on, I will have tons of questions to ask in other episodes to come. But for today, I just want appreciate all you are doing; sacrificing time to answer the million dollar question no one will. Deeply appreciated.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you so much Osas.

      Now my arms are twisted! I have no choice than to continue The Weekend Blogging Forum so that Osas can ask her questions when she has them for future episodes. Ahahahaha!

  7. Just wanted to say kudos, Esther!

    Keep it up 🙂

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you Tunde. Bless you!

  8. As tired as I was, the moment I saw the link to this post, I chose to sit down and read.

    Literally, I am blessed with every bit of the talk on this forum, up till the questions and your responses to each question.

    Come and join me eat, I had to leave my food despite how hungry I’ve been, but I must say that I really really gained some tangible information from this forum.

    God bless you Esther.

    Keep up the good work!

    See you at the top!

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      I am so happy this is very valuable to you. Thank you!

  9. How did you transit from being a part time blogger to being a full time Blogger?

    I really want to learn from your story

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Hmmmmm, I would share this in detail one day. I am kind of not ready to yet.

  10. Michelle says:

    Esther, I want to open a blog but don’t know how to go about it. Please mentor me.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Hi Michelle, I have a lot of ‘how to start a blog’ articles on the blog. Have you gone through any of them for a start? You can check the “blogging resources” segment of the blog.

  11. Michelle says:

    Thanks.

  12. Esther Adeniyi says:

    The Comments section of this episode of The Weekend Blogging forum has been closed. Please prepare your questions against the next episode of the forum. Thank you.

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