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Wow, I can’t believe it’s Thursday again. This week just flew by so quickly. We had an extended holiday here in Dubai till Tuesday so, most people took this opportunity to travel. The city seemed very empty. Unfortunately, I didn’t do much as I had a few meetings and work to catch up on.

So, what’s been going on this week for me:

Refocusing on my blog:

After many years of treating blogging like a hobby, I have decided to refocus on my blog. I must admit that one of the reasons is to try and see if I can monetize this blog. I need a side income, and this seems to be a viable option for me. I don’t know if I will make any money doing it but at least I will spend more time doing something I love.

Amazon Associates:

I finally took the plunge and signed up for the Amazon Associates program. Yet another step to making money through blogging. So, from now on you will be seeing the disclaimer: “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” However, I pledge never to vouch for a product that I have not used myself.

A book I’ve recently enjoyed:

 

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content – Ann Handley

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This book is “ridiculously good”. It’s 320 pages long but has content worth 1000pages. It’s got tips that you can actually use to improve your writing, no matter what topic you’re tackling. There are some great sections for social media content as well. I got this as an audio book to preview the content. Most self-improvement books are a big letdown. But with this one, I am even going to buy a hard copy that I can keep referring back to.

Happy Thursday!!