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20 year old journey/journal to an authority site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by erickishere, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Hey everyone this is both a journey/journal at the same time! I'm new to authority site building and what not. But anywho I want to share this experience with everyone on BHW because i'm literally on this site everyday just reading random threads :) I've been reading alot of threads about authority sites and everyone is saying to pick a niche that you like the most so im going with that


    Day 1.

    -Acquired Domain and Hosting from Godaddy/Hostagator
    -Set up domain w/ hosting
    -Installed WP
    -Set up all the necessary plugins
    -Found a nice authority looking theme
    -Currently setting up the pages/Categories

    I'll be updating this everyday because i WANT to make this to work
    But yeah if anyone has any tips post down below :)
     
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  2. bhatmatt

    bhatmatt Newbie

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    Keep up the good work! Starting from scratch is a LOT to take on...I'm right there with ya! Good luck!
     
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  3. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Thanks man :)
     
  4. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Day 2:

    Currently at school right now. Once I get home from school imma set up a forum, have my sister design a logo and crop some pictures for the 5 pictures slider on the front page

    If anyone has a sick article service PM me
     
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  5. ran60616

    ran60616 Regular Member

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    Good luck with this man. Looks like you're committed to making this work!
     
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    johnwoo Power Member

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    if u r committed. u ll rock it. best wishes
     
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  7. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    Best of luck for your journey and keep posting your progress.
     
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  9. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Thanks man i'll definitely keep posting my progress :)
     
  10. jms12

    jms12 Registered Member

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    A very high percentage give up. Don't go a single day without having your site open in your web browser. Even once. Can't wait to see your progress in 6 months - 1 year.
    Good Luck, Have Fun!
     
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  11. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Thanks man there will definitely be progress by then ;)

    Day 2 (continued)

    My sister just finished making the logos/cropping out pictures for the feature sliders. They look pretty good. I also installed a forum. (mingle forum plugin)
    Everything is looking so far so good
     
  12. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Day 3:

    I'm currently having a problem with my site i have no idea how to fix it. My home page won't load up the site just turns into a white page. I'm currently googling how to fix it
     
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    Good luck to your journey man.
     
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  14. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Thanks man :)

    I found the issue and apparently its a plugin problem. But heres another problem thats leading to the blank white home page. I have to delete a plugin and i found the plugin that i knew was giving me trouble BUT i can't even delete it. It's giving me an error
     
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    Day 3 (Continued) [Problem solved] Apparently it was a hosting issue dafuq lol.

    Goals for today:

    Make a twitter account
    Make a facebook account
    Post 10 spun articles.

    Reason why im using spun articles and not buying or writing them is because college is in the way of everything.
     
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  16. KHer0

    KHer0 Supreme Member

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    I'm in college too, very hard one. Architecture School. and I'm sorry to tell you this but spun article won't work for authority sites. 1 good article/day is better than 1000 spun article :) .

    Note: huge difference between spinning and rewriting :)

    goos luck
     
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  17. ok888

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    Every spun articles did u aleast check with copyscape before posting it?


    Anyways Good luck n dont stop until u reach ur goal
     
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    erickishere Elite Member

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    Damn keep up the good work at your school man and thanks for the tips i'll keep that in mind eventually when i have time i'll probably write them lol


    Thanks man and why yes, yes i am :)
     
  19. hats_off

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    You should definitely try to write some quality content apart from spinning articles. Writing one or two articles per week shouldn't take you long, and in this way you can always have some attractive content at the top of each category, relegating the spinned articles to the back seat.

    So what's your niche?

    Good luck man!
     
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  20. erickishere

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    Day 3 [finished]

    Set up a twitter and a Facebook page
    I loaded up a few spun articles

    Time for bed :) will post goals tomorrow for day 4