Leaving Work Behind

The New Leaving Work Behind Design: Success or Failure?

Written by Tom Ewer on December 2, 2014. 23 Comments

LWB BirdI launched a new design here on Leaving Work Behind a few weeks ago.

Most bloggers launch a new design in the hope that it will boost key metrics like average page views and bounce rate, with a view to ultimately boosting their bottom line. I took a contrarian approach based upon a vision of what I wanted the site to be. As I said when I announced the new design, “Sometimes you just need to do something because it feels right.”

It feels as right today as it did back then, but I know that some of you were interested in how the new design would perform. It’s a question I was keen to answer too – after all, it’s not every day that you get to observe the effects of such a radical design change.

In this post I’ll reveal just how the design has affected key metrics and then ask you for your comments and/or suggestions as to what I can do to make the site even more effective! Keep Reading

Want to Blog But Don’t Know How to Start?

Written by Tom Ewer on August 26, 2014. 2 Comments

Beginner BloggingI have loved my journey with Beginner Blogging so far.

It was nothing more than an idea for so long, but now it’s become a reality, and it’s great to see it helping people so much already.

If you’re not familiar with Beginner Blogging yet, it’s a website for people who want to blog but don’t know how. The foundation of the site is a completely free beginner’s course, which takes people from knowing nothing about blogging to creating a blog they can be proud of.

The course focuses entirely on the technical aspect of blogging, but I knew that many people also struggled with the more creative side. So with the technical basics taken care of, I set out to answer all of the most common questions people have about blogging when they start out.

Today, I’m delighted to announced that I’ve completed that task. But that’s not all; we’ve also got an exclusive new service available to beginner bloggers. And as you may have come to expect, it’s completely free! Keep Reading

My Free Blogging Course, Beginner Blogging, is Now Live!

Written by Tom Ewer on July 30, 2014. 3 Comments

Beginner BloggingA few weeks ago, I published a post here on Leaving Work Behind where I talked about the awesome opportunities that blogging gives us.

But the bad news was that I felt technical blogging guidance for absolute beginners is lacking. At the time I said:

…while there are endless resources relating to the creative side of blogging (my clear favorite being How to Start a Blog That Matters over at Fizzle), I see far less comprehensive technical help available for complete beginners.

To clarify that point, while there are plenty of technical blogging tutorials spread across the web, I’ve never found a free blogging course that does a great job in showing a complete blogging newbie how to get their blog set up in the way they would like – covering everything from design to functionality and beyond.

So I decided to create that course myself.

Today, I am delighted to announce that the above-mentioned course, Beginner Blogging, is now available for you to access. Oh, and did I mention that it’s completely free? Keep Reading

Launching a Website From Scratch – A Complete Beginner’s Perspective

Written by Guest Author on July 10, 2014. 16 Comments

Tom: This is a guest post by Jamie Logie, a personal trainer and nutrition and wellness specialist from Canada who runs Regained Wellness – a site dedicated to helping people take back their health. This is a must-read for people who feel intimidated by the process of creating a website and/or blog!

LegoI have worked in fitness and nutrition for a long time and decided that I would dip my toe into the waters of the internet to see if I could make an impact and ultimately reach more people worldwide.

It ended up being a much longer process than I anticipated, but the delayed time ended up being a blessing in disguise.

Through this article I will show you the steps I took to get launched, including:

Most importantly, in this post I take you through the times I was in over my head, and what I did to recover and take positive action. Keep Reading

Beginner Bloggers: Learn How to Create a Blog From Scratch

Written by Tom Ewer on June 30, 2014. 18 Comments

Beginner BloggingBlogging presents us with awesome opportunities.

For many, it represents the potential for freedom. There are countless stories of people who have used blogging to free themselves from the shackles of traditional employment.

I happen to be one such person – I was first able to quit my job through freelance blogging, and I now run a successful blog article writing business and generate ‘passive’ income through Leaving Work Behind and its associated products.

However, these opportunities are not open to everyone. There are many out there who have the passion and motivation to create a blog, but simply don’t know how. They feel that they lack the technical chops to set a blog up and get it working in the way they would like.

And while there are endless resources relating to the creative side of blogging (my clear favorite being How to Start a Blog That Matters over at Fizzle), I see far less comprehensive technical help available for complete beginners.

To clarify that point, while there are plenty of technical blogging tutorials spread across the web, I’ve never found a free blogging course that does a great job in showing a complete blogging newbie how to get their blog set up in the way they would like – covering everything from design to functionality and beyond.

So I decided to create that course myself.

It’s been nearly two years in the making, and I think you’re going to love it. Read on to discover how I’m giving you the opportunity to gain exclusive early access to the course along with personal coaching – completely free of charge. Keep Reading