Note: The inspiration behind this blog post was the recent transaction I made with Hostgator to renew this domain for another year. I struggled with that decision but in the end I just couldn’t let my baby go. The following is my reasoning why.
It’s really a simple question. Should you be blogging? It’s not a get rich quick type of game. Many bloggers don’t find that out until they’re riddled with the feelings of failure and frustration.
Most bloggers will never get to reap the monetary rewards of blogging because they didn’t enjoy the non-monetary awards in the beginning. They don’t stick around long enough to see them. Others will blog, make a little money, but then burn out anyways. You know why? Because there whole purpose with starting out was to make money in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong. Once a person starts to blog and realizes they love it, then LEARNS a little bit about it, they are naturally gong to want to build other blogs and sites to make money with. Well, most of us will do that anyways. There’s nothing wrong with starting a blog to make money.
What I’m talking about are the people who start BLOGGING in order to make money. Those are the guys and gals that don’t make it.
Want to know if you should blog or not?
Ask yourself this one question before trying to answer that one: Would you still be blogging if you KNEW that you would never make another penny from it?
That’s a simple question and it should come with a simple answer based on your simple WANTS, NEEDS and DESIRES.
Personally, I believe that I’d blog even if meant no more money. Why? I just like to post and see the writing on the internet. Now, would I blog as much? Nope. I’d probably pick the site I am most passionate about and just write a blog post there once or twice a week. Or, whenever the hell I wanted to.
There’s a lot to be said about passion for blogging that many blogs like this one (primarily about making money blogging) will never talk about.
We get too caught in the making money part that we forget why most of us even thought about starting a blog in the first place. And what is that reason? Well, it’s different for most. I’d say the majority of us though had a PASSION for writing and/or a PASSION for a particular topic.
Making money with a blog should be secondary.
We all want to call the ads on our sites, “sponsors” but we don’t want to treat them that way.
A sponsor is someone who throws some money at us to keep us going. An ad is something that a business does for itself. To be sponsored is to have someone INVEST AND BELIEVE in you. An ad is self-serving. Don’t get it twisted.
Keep Blogging Because You LOVE it and Hang Around…You Just Might Make Money Later
Call me stubborn. While other blogs that I have are making money and I love working them, Blogging for Dads just hasn’t panned out that way. But I’m not gonna’ give up on it. I like it here too much. It was my first blog. It’s the blog that I struggled over to understand what the hell blogging really was. It has gone through changes. I royally messed it up in the beginning (you should see me “tags”…oh man!) and I think I even did a few things that Google doesn’t like without even knowing it when I did them.
That’s alright, though. I love it just the same.