Darren Rowse, of Problogger, recently did a survey of bloggers who monetize their blogs. He discovered the surprising fact that the majority of people who use ad revenue or other tools to earn money from their blog only make about $1 a day from blogging. Now you will never see me snub my nose at $30, but for the time and effort spent on it, I would say that there are probably faster ways to earn three Alexander Hamiltons. There might not, however, be a more FUN way to do it.
If you are writing a blog about a subject you love, that you are passionate about, that makes you smile as you write, then you have found your niche. If you are writing something that inspires you, helps you through a difficult time, or gets out your frustrations, then you know your blog is your antidote to despair. If you are writing to make other people laugh, to make them take action, to make them stop and think, then blogging is your calling.
For those who have found blogging (or perhaps visa versa), putting their hearts and souls into their posts is more than just a hobby. It is pure, unadulterated joy.
What could possibly be more fun than telling, in full detail, how your so-called friend accidentally left a nasty message about you on your own answering machine, thinking she was talking to your other friend Alexis? Or griping about how annoying the NBC commentators have been in this year’s Olympic games? Or sharing with the whole world the first time your autistic child made a friend?
The blogiverse never tells you to shut up (especially if you turn off your comments tool!). It welcomes your opinions, your stories, and your unique way of looking at life. Blogging lets you be exactly who you are. What could possibly be more fun than that?
Maybe it is time to get in on the fun! Why not sign up today for one of our blogging courses? What have you got to lose…except maybe $30?
Until next time,