Going Back To Basics

by Matthew Armstrong

by Matthew Armstrong

When I first started this site it was more of a tips and tricks site for myself. I had a small MySQL database behind a Apache/PHP web site that I used to make little notes on how to do things. So that a month of two down the track when I had to do it again but couldn’t remember exactly how, I had a quick and simple place to look for info.

Somewhere along the way though, I wanted to turn the site into a blog so that I could share that information with more people. This went OK. I got a web host, set up WordPress and I was off. It took a while to import and tidy up my tips out of the MySQL database but I did it.

A problem came up though about a month ago when I startled to try and promote my blog. I started making posts that were basically just copies of posts I had seen elsewhere on the web. And started a hectic posting schedule.

While this wasn’t a major problem at first. I recently realized that’s not what I want. It’s not want I want this site/blog to be. I want this blog be a reference site for general computer tips and tricks, not of copy of other site. I want more originality, more reference material.

So I will be stopping the ‘copy posts’ and going back to the tips posts that I write myself. This will mean that posts will appear less often, but they will be more original.I will still do the occasional post about things I see on the internet, but they won’t be copies of other peoples posts.

Thanks for listening,


  1. Juscelino M. Acevedo

    This is interesting because when I first started my blog I had not idea what to do so I did a couple of “copy posts” simply because I needed content. Then, I tried to make some money by writing for two other blogs and quickly realized that I was neglecting my own site. What’s the point of having a site that you are going to neglect? Luckily I realized my mistakes fast enough to correct them and concentrate on my own goals.

    1. Malcolm Chalmers

      Thanks for the feedback and good luck with your blog.


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