Saturday, May 16, 2020

My Amayszing Blog Journey: From An Average Joe to An All-star Dude



I never would have thought that I would find a total stranger, an online friend actually, who voluntarily showed willingness to help me when I needed it the most.

It all started when I posted in one of the online communities about my predicament concerning my blog.  You see, my AdSense application remains unapproved since I applied in 2018.  I am not aware that there is more to blogging than just merely writing and


Recently, I was surprised to receive a message from this kind-hearted lady asking if I need help.  Without any hesitation, I replied positively.  I never looked back since then.  She is now my self-designated mentor.  We even become friends on FB. Do you know who she is?  She is Amays Zing.  She is the lady behind amayszing.com.

I cant thank you enough.  Thank you Amays.  Photo grabbed from her website with permission


This post is a humble way of expressing how grateful I am for all the help she extended to me, especially when she remotely manipulated my blog site to give way for the installation of a new blog theme design I purchased from an online shop.

GETTING MY SITE INDEXED IN GOOGLE


Imagine, my site was invisible for more than a year.  I never had any organic traffic.  Knowing how important for a site to show up in a search query, she helped me understand Google Search Console and she patiently guided me throughout the whole process of indexing and submitting my sitemap to Google.

FIXING THE LOOSE END


It is very difficult for a site to get approved by Adsense.  What is even more difficult is the fact that you have to figure out what is wrong with your site.  Fixing the back-end dashboard of my site, especially the blog's settings took a lot of time.  She was happy to help someone struggling with strange-sounding names such as ad.txt or custom ad.txt.

THE NEW THEME DESIGN


This is the most challenging part of my blogging journey – changing the design of my site.  This is an alien work for me.  To be honest, I am in my 50's and are not familiar with so many tools on the internet, more so on social media.  It follows that I do not know about html codes.  Changing my blog's designs requires a little bit of background in html codes.  Knowing my inadequate knowledge about this technical skill, she volunteered for a team viewer session that lasted for about 3 hours.  She never complained and is more than willing to answer my queries. Just look at how beautiful this blog's layout is.  She was also the one who recommended where to get a decent design for a reasonable price.

SUBMITTING THE ADSENSE APPLICATION


Submitting the AdSense application is a breeze.  But fixing on the issues AdSense found on your blog is a different thing.  Without any specific issues, you have to work on every aspect of your blog – from content to design and back-end.  While I am waiting for my Adsense approval, it is good to know that someone helped me submit the AdSense application correctly.

As a newbie-blogger, I still have a lot to learn.  Without meeting this lovely and kind-hearted lady, my blogging journey would not have been as enriching and fruitful as before.  I am hoping that she will remain patient and helpful.  When the time comes that someone will need my help about blogging, I hope I am as experienced as she is by then, I could return the favor so that I could make one happy soul as well.  And by the way, don’t be tricked by this article’s title, I am still an average Joe.


31 comments:

  1. Wow so grateful of her.
    Do let me know if you want any assistance

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    1. Really? I will remember that in the future. I am not joking. ha..ha..ha.

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  2. She is amazing indeed! Only a few people will be so kind to a total stranger. I'm also new to all of these, and still exploring everything on my own. But I got help starting out from Cha of littlemisadvencha.com since we work together in our regular jobs. We need all the help that we can get. May God bless those who help us, more.

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    1. Yes. If all of us are so helpful without asking, then this is a better place to be in.

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  3. Congratulation on your blogging success. Is so fruitful sometimes if done proper.

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  4. You're welcome I'm always here when you need help don't hesitate to ask ganyan din ako before Thanks sa post I really appreciate good luck to your blogging journey hoping for the best cheers!

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  5. It's good to know that someone pushed you to continue blogging. I started the same way. With endless reading and of course, asking questions to the right people, I was able to pull it off as well. I am also happy that someone helped me with all the technicalities before. They even pushed me let it all try by myself and encouraged me to READ MORE. If not because of them, I wouldnt be commenting here. :D

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    1. ha..ha..ha.. I am reading your blog post whenever I can. It is good to know that we have Filipinos like you and me in this blogging thing.

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  6. I am also new into the blogging world, and I still have no idea on how traffics , adsense work. I am exactly 1 month on blogging now. Hope someone could help me out soon.

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    1. We have helpful people in the community. Just dont hesitate to ask.

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  7. Wow, so nice of here and I am happy you are on track now! Adesnse is also giving me a big headache.... but I am not giving up!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your story and being grateful. This is what I always say to my friends.. if they need help, seek help and don't feel ashamed of it.

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  9. Very intresting post. Keep up the good work.

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  10. Your wife is so cute. And that caption below her picture is cuter! Besides, I’m too figuring out what problem I’m having that google Adsense is rejecting me. I HATE THIS, okay?

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    1. Keep asking help from the blogging community. Someone out there will help you.

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  11. You are so humble about your journey. You did not shy away from getting help. We all need help at times. I am glad you are writing and finding ways to learn. Keep it up!!!🤗

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  12. Aww, it sounds like she's been a brilliant friend to you :)

    Louise x

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  13. Really glad you have someone like her that helped you. It's hard to find people who help now in exchange of nothing.

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    1. Yes, Ms. Kathy. I asked her how much? she told me - hindi ako nagpababayad. So kind of her.

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  14. I had an issue with Adsense as I can not pin point what is wrong and I have had my blog for 5 years so that alot. Its great that it was easy for you.

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    1. Did you submit your site to google search console? That is one of my problems. Because if not, then your site is not searchable.

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  15. Short and sweet tips on your own experience! Grateful for this!

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  16. Oh wow.
    Can she hack a Facebook account?haha joking.
    Amazing people should be appreciated

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  17. I'm familiar with Amays Zing. Good luck on with blogging. You can meet a lot of interesting people in this line of work!

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  18. It's very nice to show your appreciation like this!

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  19. All the best in your blogging journey! :)

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