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My name is Kevin Muldoon. I’m a blogger and internet marketer who has been working online for around 13 years. I’ve run a lot of different blogs, forums and websites over the years. More recently, I’m known for my old blogs BloggingTips.com and WPMods.com and my personal blog KevinMuldoon.com.
I started using blogs around 2005 or 2006. I mainly used it as a way of keeping friends updated when I was travelling. I tried a lot of different blogging scripts such as Serendipity (http://www.s9y.org/) and eventually I found WordPress.
Blogs were a natural progression for me as I had been using CMS’s such as PostNuke and PHPNuke for several years.
Two reasons. I wanted to work on some new projects.
I am currently travelling South America. It just wasn’t possible to work on a blog that needs updated so frequently when you are moving to a different city every few days.
I’m sure I could have maintained the blog whilst travelling as I could have outsourced a lot of the work. In hindsight, I probably should have tried to keep it and simply hired someone to manage the site.
In 2000 I started my first discussion forum. I also started doing Taekwondo. I’ve owned dozens of forums over the years so when I found out that the previous owner of Taekwondoforums.com was willing to sell my the domain, I jumped at the chance of getting it.
It did affect the site at the time but not that much. All the traffic to WPMods.com was organic. I never did any SEO work for the site. I simply relied on word of mouth and Google indexing it properly. So traffic wasn’t greatly affected.
I do use Twitter however I’ve found Google Chat and Skype to be the most useful as you can have longer conversations using them. Twitter can be quite restrictive in this respect.
Unfortunately, I cannot give you any exclusives as I’m quite open about what my plans are for 2013.
I’ve been working a lot on my personal blog recently and working on growing my readership. This year, I’m also planning on releasing many books. My book ‘The Art of Freelance Blogging‘ should be out in a few weeks time.
My previous book ‘The Traits & Habits of Successful Bloggers‘ was released via Amazon. I’ve also released it for free to my newsletter subscribers in order to try and grow my list ( http://www.kevinmuldoon.com/books/traits-habits-successful-bloggers/).
Once I stop travelling and return to Scotland in the Summer, I hope to work on premium products within the internet marketing niche. However, I will be mainly focusing on writing over the next 6 months in order to raise my profile as a writer.
To build my email list from the start. I could have a large readership if I started my personal blog many years ago and started growing my list.
I believe it will have grown in popularity and be used by a larger percentage of web developers online.
It will be similar to how it is just now but will be much quicker, efficient and better designed than it is now. The possibilities for WordPress are endless.
Aweber for delivering my newsletter. WordPress for designing websites. Warrior Forum for networking. Amazon for learning (I read a few books a week). Gravity Forms for contact forms. You can read more about the resources I use at http://www.kevinmuldoon.com/webmaster-resources/.