This is sort of off topic for me. But as I write I realize that I need to sometimes take a step back and look at why I’m blogging. And possibly you should to. Are you blogging just to make a buck? Then maybe this isn’t for you. Whether your new to blogging or an old veteran please take a moment to read on as I go on what I think are Blogging for the Right Reasons.
Do You Love to Write?
Do you love to write? To share your thoughts, ideas, and stories with readers? Then blogging is a great platform for you! I personally enjoy writing and always have.
Are you Passionate?
Do you have something in your life that you are absolutely passionate about? This can be for just about anything as long as it is something you love to do. A few examples of things people are passionate about: crafting, cooking, model trains, blogging, video games, technology, smart phones and the list goes on and on. You can write just about virtually anything as long as you are passionate about it!
What am I passionate about? I absolutely love Call of Duty, Android Smartphones, and Blogging of course!
Enjoy Helping Others
Do you like to present information that is helpful to potential visitors? If you do then blogging might be right for you! You have the potential to reach a very large audience with the information that you provide! But beware – if you misrepresent yourself then it could spell disaster!
Blogging for Fun!
If you are having fun blogging and all that it entails? Then you are on the right track. If you are struggling to write posts, or only coming up with material that you are hoping to get a buck from? Then you might want to re-evaluate why you are blogging to begin with.
Money – The Wrong Reason?
So, now don’t get me wrong. There is absolutely NOTHING WRONG with trying to make a buck from your labor of love.
If it is the ONLY reason why you are blogging? Then get ready to move onto something else. Remember I said ‘Labor of Love’ in that sentence above? That is because it takes a TON of hard work and perseverance to try and have a successful blog. I can tell you my own personal journey has been spending hours upon hours researching, writing, sharing, and networking to try and get a readership to my own blog. And it’s been a struggle.
But I absolutely love running my little slice of the web.
Of course there are exceptions to every rule. People do and can make a ton of money blogging – and they blog JUST to make money. But for people like myself? I realize that I might not ever make a ton of money from my site. I’m good with that. If I end up helping someone with an issue I consider that a huge bonus! Personally, I love providing readers great information about the things I already enjoy and love doing. So to me this isn’t a second job – its just fun!
I hoped you enjoyed reading this and can take away something from this. Take a look at your motives and if they are “true” to you? Then keep blogging! And good luck!
Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below! – Hey, I’m a Poet and didn’t even know it!