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Romance / Re: I Stopped Replying A Girl I Used To Like Because Of This Text by ChewingStick(m): 5:59pm On Sep 14, 2022
Lol. It's her emoji for me! cheesy

Btw, we all knew what's coming next. This is billing pre-intimacy. If you're sick, you should be crying not looking cute.

Op... It doesn't matter where you get your money from. She won't be playing this game if you can't handle her bills.
Romance / Re: These Inspirational Street Wisdom Will Make Your Week by ChewingStick(m): 9:24am On May 16, 2022
Who dey smoke colos nor believe say who dey smoke AZ dey high grin

Who dey use elevator nor believe say who climb staircase go still reach the top

.... typing

As e dey hot, drop yours.
Romance / Re: These Inspirational Street Wisdom Will Make Your Week by ChewingStick(m): 9:22am On May 16, 2022
Who dey chop beans nor believe say egg and milk nah protein too

Who dey live for duplex nor believe day who dey live for hut get shelter

Who dey code nor believe say who dey design dey chop money.
Romance / Re: These Inspirational Street Wisdom Will Make Your Week by ChewingStick(m): 9:20am On May 16, 2022
Who dey go private university nor believe say who dey Federal University go graduate.

Who dey chop ram nor believe say Lalasticlala dey enjoy snake


Who dey chop rice nor believe say who chop beans dey bellefull
Romance / Re: These Inspirational Street Wisdom Will Make Your Week by ChewingStick(m): 9:17am On May 16, 2022
Who dey use MacBook nor believe say who dey use Dell dey browse.

Who dey cook indomine nor believe say who dey boil beans dey hungry.

Who dey for bed nor believe say who dey for mat go sleep
Romance / These Inspirational Street Wisdom Will Make Your Week by ChewingStick(m): 9:15am On May 16, 2022
It's said that if you can't be wise in the street, you can never be wise anywhere else. grin

While that's arguable, I'm certain you'll relate to some of these street proverbs.

This was Inspired by Pete Edoche, and Erigga. After sharing some in pidgin, some friends decided to drop some funny ones too.

I'm compiling them here so don't forget to drop yours. Too much wisdom cannot kill a man. Hehehe wink

Who dey sell cow nor believe say who dey sell fowl dey make money

Who dey watch 55 inch flat screen nor believe say who dey watch 14 inch box tv understand the film

Who dey yankee nor believe say who dey Naija dey chop life

Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 2:25pm On Apr 11, 2022
On hitting 60 articles, I decided to take a long break from work. (This is the first update this year)

There's good news and bad news! I'll drop them shortly
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 1:22pm On Nov 23, 2021
Earnings
From the last update, in October this blog made $2.66 on Adsense.

Today being 23rd November is pizza day!
Pizza day, according to Income School is the day a new blog earns its first $5 in the month.

So, I've hit my first $5 a month. Even though it isn't much I'm glad it happened soon. Every milestone hit is a stepping stone for another. Next will be to hit $10.

Pageviews so far (Nov 1st to 23rd)
Users - 702
Sessions - 790
Pageviews - 1,407

Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 1:02pm On Nov 23, 2021
Week 9 and 10 Update.

Sequel to my last update, things are becoming more interesting.

In week 9, I did only 3 articles, that's 2 articles short of my weekly target.
In week 10, I did 4 articles, that's another 1 article short!
This makes it another 3 articles fall,

Well, both weeks were just sad stories altogether. First; my school has resumed and we're back to academic work, and last week (week 10) I lost a respected friend. May his soul rest in peace.

However, total article published now; 32 + 7 = 39

So, 21 Articles more, and I have just 6 weeks to end this journey. Looking at this semester's wicked curriculum, I will try setting up a mini goal in order to get these 21 articles out earlier so my grades don't suffer.
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 7:59pm On Nov 08, 2021
Week 7 and 8 Update

Although It feels like yesterday, I just realized that I'm halfway (time-wise) into my journey. In another 8 weeks, I should have achieved my goal of 60 articles on this blog.

Here are the updates for the week
In Week 7 I did 5 articles
In week 8, I did just 4 articles

Total articles written in the little 8 weeks duration is 32. This should have been more if I was consistent with 5 new articles every week. But nevertheless, if my work rate remains the same, I'll produce another 32 articles in the next 8 weeks. That would make a total of 64 articles.

With that, I'll cross this goal as achieved and I'll sit down to take write down some lessons I've learned. There are chances that I'll set up another journey to reach another milestone with this blog.

I planned on making this a short update.

Google Webmaster Console
I'm not sure where my new contents are ranked at the moment (I shouldn't bother about them though) but data from Webmaster Conssole shows Impressions are graduating increasing. Since October 30th Daily impression has hit over 1k.

Earnings
October Adsense Earnings-$2.66
Today being the 8th day of November, Adsense has already recorded $2.10

It seems the CPC in this niche is as good as I suspected. Did I mention that I was rejected from Ezoic? Those guys said I have scraped content. Funny but, we move.

Pageviews
Users - 1,011
Sessions - 1,088
Pageviews - 2,710

Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 1:28am On Oct 27, 2021
Week 5 and 6 Update

I'm currently in the 7th week of my journey. Hopefully, when I drop the next update, I'll be halfway into my journey.

Sequel to the last update, what has happened?

Some of the articles I published in the first and second week have started getting some impressions on SERP. One, in particular, has won the Google snippet.

I got goosebumps seeing that. Overall, there has been an upward spike in my search console.

I tried getting on Ezoic but was rejected 2 times, the funny thing is that they said I have scrapped content. Lol... After my second attempt, they've restricted me for 6 months. Well, we move!

Haven't started dishing out my money post for Amazon affiliates. I Will jump right into that very soon

With my current stats, Adsense is still far from my $50 target. I'm currently doing $2 monthly.

I wasn't so productive in weeks 5 and 6, publishing only 3 and 4 articles respectively. I'll do everything possible not to fall past the 16 articles record for the previous 4 weeks
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 11:58am On Oct 11, 2021
For the month of September, Google analytics recorded the follow
Session: 482
Unique Users: 429
Pageviews: 1,602

While analyzing the blog yesterday, I noticed someone had linked to one of my top-ranking articles. I've also just added my blog to Bing Webmaster.

For Adsense: Just a couple of cents here and there. I'll give these new articles 2 months before I start seeing results (in earning and pageviews).

Here are screenshots of my blog's performance on Google Analytics and Web Console in the month of September 2021

Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 11:31am On Oct 11, 2021
Week 3 and 4 Update
The goal in mind is to publish 60 articles on my niche site in 4 months.

So, I'm now 1 month into my journey. You'd probably notice the few weeks of silence. My apologies, these last two weeks were overwhelming - Nigeria celebrating her Independence and I got a year older, so I decided to give an update at the end of week 4 instead.

There are so many things I'm grateful to God for. Among many things, I became more organized.

Although I didn't hit the 5 articles weekly threshold for week 3, I was determined to make it happen in week 4 - which I did. Publishing those 9 1.000+ words articles sums it to 16 articles in the first month of my journey.

So far, I have a total of 25 articles live.

While it may not seem like much as I didn't hit my 20 articles per month target. I believe I did learn a couple of lessons.

- Motivation is overrated
- Discipline works miracle

That feeling called motivation doesn't stand the test of time. I believe discipline does. When I started this journey, I was motivated by a lot of things; similar journeys by others, my brother's blog (just hit $250/month on AdSense) using the same blogging model.

Since electricity still happens to be a challenge, I've resorted to sleeping in lecture classes in school where there is light and internet.

This is the price I have to pay.

I wasn't delivering the articles as fast as I should, rather, I worked at my own pace and there were days when my back started to hurt.

Motivation failed me!
I was left in the hands of discipline to write some more.

Plans for week 5

For the next 4 weeks, I don't think I'll be doing anything else apart from writing. If it happens that I am only able to publish 16 articles on a monthly basis, I'll still be able to reach my goal of 60 articles by the end of my journey.

In the meantime, I'll keep publishing informative content - low-hanging fruits.
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 6:36am On Sep 28, 2021
Week 2 Update

Wow, time really flies.

This second week didn't go as planned but I'm still on course.

There was no light back at home during the week. It was unhealthy to my journey. But still, I needed to work, spent my time in the church writing. Also, I had reasons to travel back to Akure, while school is yet to resume, So, I'll be continuing my journey here.

The first 3 days in school have been total back out of power. When I'm not writing, I'm reading a book or learning Yoruba language.

What was done in the week?
- Publish 3 articles
- Changed my theme

So, I was only able to publish 3 articles for the week. Though all articles were around 1500 - 1900 words, I still didn't meet my weekly 5 articles target.

Also, I discovered that many people using this blogging model have had success with the Generatepress theme. So, I thought I should stick to what has worked. That's why I change my theme from Bimber to Generatepress.

There's no excuse to give this week, but I think I may have injured myself. I probably practiced some bad sitting postures while writing. Now my back hurts.

Plans for the 3rd week

- Aim for 5 articles (for now, it's hard staying organized due to unreliable power - if nothing changes, I think I'll have to consider investing more aside from my time and data)
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 5:41am On Sep 19, 2021
Week 1 Update

I tought it would be better if I give an update at the end of every week.

So, it's one week into my journey already. I still have 17 more weeks to go.

This week I did a lot of reading and writing. Sequel to my last update, I was only able to publish 4 articles in total.

Well, I started the week with hopes of writing 5 articles, but I think I didn't plan my week very well. I'll work on managing my time better in the upcoming week

All articles were over 1,000 words. One was about 1,500 words and the longest was 1,900.

I'm trying my best to enjoy the process. It's fun getting to know more about this niche. I think there will be a need to write a 5,000-word article. shocked

It probably won't be any time sooner, but definitely when I start writing some pillar posts and some affiliate keywords.

For now, I'm targeting low-hanging fruits. Still, I had to make these articles long because there was a lot of necessary information to give on the topic. I couldn't help it.

I'll give these articles 2 months, hopefully, they'll start getting some impression on search engines.

Also, I received a guest post request which I accepted. It's probably too early for this blog but I just felt like being generious.

The guest post was lovely, The writer must be a pro. While the article was about 1,200 words, it had an SEO score of close to 85/100 on RankMath SEO plugin.

I love the writing style of the guest post, I think I'm going to learn and adopt it. It makes sense since I'm targeting tier 1 countries.
Webmasters / Re: Serious Bloggers Needed For Real Business, With Heavy Payment by ChewingStick(m): 9:45pm On Sep 15, 2021
What's good?
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 7:03am On Sep 15, 2021
This will just be a quick update


- I've started writing contents
- Shared my previous articles on my Facebook page

The goal is to publish 60 articles by the end of this year. So publishing 5 a week will be great to stay ahead.

Well, I did feel tired and lazy during the weekend but I had to still work. Still writing some informative articles, I needed to research on them extensively to better understand some fancy words in the niche.

I think I'm loving the process

For the first 8 weeks of this journey, I'll probably be dishing out a lot of informative content.

Since I'm a believer of quality over quantity. I'll create the best resource and become an authority in this niche.

Webmasters / Re: High Traffic With Very Low CPC, What Could Be The Cause? by ChewingStick(m): 9:21pm On Sep 14, 2021
DeBoyNewton:

Nah he isn't in a good, he said he earned $60+ since April.
A low traffic blog in a good niche should be earning at least $50/month.
And he also earned $0.03 yesterday which is also a proof that his niche is whack.
One click can give you $0.30 in a good niche.

My bad. sorry, I didn't realize he said "since"

You're right man. It's probably a broke niche
Webmasters / Re: How Do I Upload My Files Through Terminal To A Repo I Created On Github by ChewingStick(m): 8:10am On Sep 12, 2021
Git terminal doesn't know it's you cos you aren't logged in. Create a personal access token on GitHub
Webmasters / Re: Nigeria Adsense + Domain Needed by ChewingStick(m): 8:07am On Sep 12, 2021
10? I smell money. grin
Webmasters / Re: High Traffic With Very Low CPC, What Could Be The Cause? by ChewingStick(m): 8:03am On Sep 12, 2021
From your prior earnings, it's not wrong to say that you're in a good niche

but a lot of reasons could be the cause.

Try blocking some advertisers and experiment with your ads

If that doesn't work, consider moving to Ezoic?
Sports / Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice On Manchester United Return by ChewingStick(m): 6:07pm On Sep 11, 2021
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Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 5:39pm On Sep 11, 2021
DollarBuddy:
Nice up bro... You are doing well. I know you can do exceedingly more than you can imagine but uu magine. Go bro, go!

Bring it on!

In broda shaggi's voice "nah who cut maze for me I go amaze". Lol

Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes I tend to doubt my abilities.

But I'm going to keep my eyes on the prize.

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Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 6:25am On Sep 11, 2021
That's an over view of the traffic from September 2020 till 7th September 2021

Notice the spike in May 2021. That was the month, I got adsense approval.

... I created my social profiles in May as well.

Also, Google was rolling out core web vital update... Graciously, they sent me some traffic in favor

So, I had reasons to laugh at myself today.

Can you imagine. In a whole year. I only published 5 articles on this blog??

Don't crucify me just yet.... I probably don't have an explanation.

Just another excuse

Never say never.

I'm about to break that yolk

Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 6:14am On Sep 11, 2021
Amazon affiliate would also convert very well.

I looked up some other affiliate programs that pay for leads. Found some ... I'll talk more about them later

For now, i'm not bothered about the earning

I just have to be consistent.

Publish 60 articles and hitting 1k daily page views.

Speaking about page views....

This blog has been up for a year now. In this time it has somehow found favour in the eyes of Google

4 of my 5 published articles are on Google first result page. One sitting on number 2, just below Wikipedia . Bringing in 80% of the current traffic

Current daily page views is about 50 page views on an average

And just over 1k monthly page views. 80% organic

Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 6:10am On Sep 11, 2021
I was thinking about my goal, I wanted to be sure I knew what I wanted

I wanted to be sure that my "why" is good enough

What would keep me going even when my head and hands hurt and I don't feel like continuing

Yeah...This niche is promising and monetizable. It's possible to hit over 200 dollars.
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 3:26am On Sep 10, 2021
I did all these in the first year and abandoned the blog for school (another excuse)

Adsense didn't come through until May this year.

3 previous applications were rejected.

So I was thinking today....
Webmasters / Re: How To Start A Blog In Nigeria And Make Money by ChewingStick(m): 10:07am On Sep 09, 2021
Well said.. Blogging is still very profitable.

There's a thread I'm updating to keep myself accountable on my blogging journey.
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 11:53pm On Sep 08, 2021
I found a good expired domain name that not only targets my niche but is brand able

Here's a highlight of what I've done so far

- Acquired an expired domain
- hosted the blog on namecheap
- Installed Bimber WordPress theme
- Installed Rank Math SEO plugin
- Published 5 articles
- Set up google analytics
- Set up Google webmaster console
- Got Adsense approved wink lol...
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 11:50pm On Sep 08, 2021
Taking a step into my journey

The blog I'll be building has actually been up for a year.

Here's the gist

During the COVID-19 lockdown. I discovered a micro niche in the automobile niche.

I loved the topic. And for some reason, the market happens to be underserved.

Decided to do a couple of research....
Webmasters / Re: 101 Excuses - Blogging Journey by ChewingStick(m): 11:45pm On Sep 08, 2021
So I was on Black Hat World today

I stumbled on a couple of blogging journeys that got me charged up.

This particular thread from April inspired me

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