I’ve been planning to start my blogging journey for a few years now. But procrastination got in the way. It finally took Google to make me get off my lazy butt and start blogging. 😅
A little backstory
I build websites with WordPress and Elementor for clients on a freelance basis. I started freelancing back in 2015. I’ll talk about my freelancing journey in another post. Long story short, I started with HTML and CSS. I had built my own portfolio site bappy.me with just HTML & CSS and applied for Google AdSense. Although it was just a static site with no blog, Google approved it! It took about a couple of months for the AdSense verification document to arrive at my address (I’m based in Bangladesh by the way).
I had then used AdSense to place ads on my site. It was just a one page static site. I think I had ads just on the right sidebar. Anyway, so the site was up for about a year. I wasn’t really serious about the site or AdSense back then. I earned like $10 from the ads. I still have that amount in my account.
How Google Pushed Me To Start Blogging
When I started learning WordPress, I wanted rebuild my site with it. But due to procrastination, never really got around to it until last year. Meanwhile, my AdSense account was just sitting idle making no money. I think Google recently updated their policy; if your AdSense account hasn’t received any ad activity or earnings for 6 months, it will be deactivated. About two weeks ago I received an email from Google mentioning that.
The email also said that I can reactivate my account if it gets deactivated. But I thought it’s about time I got off my procrastinating butt and start blogging. And see if that keeps my AdSense account activated.
I’m not that serious about blogging consistently yet! Maybe I’ll do a weekly post. Maybe this will be my own little journal. I’ll just figure it out as I go and see where it takes me. If you have read the whole post and made it this far, thank you so much!