Million Dollar Blog Project – week 1

October 13, 2011
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Looks like I’m behind the curve when it comes to revenue and hits to my site. Granted I’m sitting outside the laundry room of the hotel I’ve been staying at for the last 3 weeks. Such is the glamorous life of being a Jack of All Trades in the computer field. Unusual Build, helping people build unusual and different furniture projects, is just a shell right now, and not ready for an official launch.

What I Have Done

  • Narrowed down to a topic, building unusual and different furniture projects
  • Purchased a domain name, unusualbuild.com
  • Installed WordPress
  • Found and installed a free template
  • Installed the following WordPress plugins
    • Akismet – Keeping spammers at bay
    • All in One SEO Pack
    • Clicky for WordPress
    • FD Feedburner Plugin – redirects all RSS feed clicks to Feedburner
    • Google XML Sitemaps
    • Pretty Link Lite
  • Read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – gotta relax a little
  • Got rid of the default WordPress post and page, and wrote a quick coming soon post

What I Am Doing

What I Need To Do

  • Start becoming familiar with Google SketchUp – Besides videos I need a way to create detailed project plans to sell. SketchUp is a free 3D drafting program that will print to PDF.
  • Find a good WordPress plugin that allows users to easily share my content at the various social media sites.
  • Create a better game plan for Unusual Build. I plan on going through Corbette Bar’s article, The Key Question You Have to Answer to Make Your Blog Stand Out, to help better define my customer and site.
  • Brainstorm 30 – 50 article topics

I better start writing down my answers for Corbette Bar’s article in my trusty composition book. Yup, still using pen and paper.

If anyone has a suggestion for a good WordPress social media plugin I would love the help finding that.

One Response to “Million Dollar Blog Project – week 1”

  1. Visited yuor web blog through Yahoo. You know I am subscribing to your feed.

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