The more i think about it, the more i see similarities between blogging and sex. When i was a teenager, all i wanted to do was knock on some boots. I was like joey from “blossom.” My second year of highschool, i met my destiny. I had a summer romance with a girl i met at Knots Berry Farm. It was fantastic. We would take turns driving to each others’ houses to mess around. I remember them days.
After i partook of the forbidden fruit of sexual desire, i became consumed. I wanted it all the time. I couldn’t get enough of it. I must have thought about that ever 15 mins. I kid you not.
When you first start blogging, you get addicted fast. In the beginning, when you have no visitors, you check your blog stats every hours to see if anyone visited. Then you get a few hits a day, and those hits are like heaven. Finally made a hit. Got to first base. After a day or two, someone leaves a comment. That’s like second base in blogging lingo. You start reading up on growing your blog. You learn tricks and you implement them. You join free traffic sources and trade some links in web forums. Then you’re ready for your first triple. You receive a mention on someone elses blog without paying for it. That’s one of the hardest things to do in blogging….getting someone to link to your blog without bribing them.
More time passes and you blog is starting to get some regular visits and comments. You see your alexa rank improving. You have your fingers crossed for google PR. Then before you know it, you make your first buck online. Home Run Baby! I don’t care if that amount is 50 cents. You still made it by blogging. Congrats!
After you start making money from your blog, you becoming a blog head. Blog heads are like crack heads. All you want to do is check on your blog. Most of the time you don’t even do anything. You just keep checking your site to see if anyone left a comment. You check google analytics even tho you did that 5 mins ago. Even tho you know that google updates every few hours. You think of cool ideas for your next post. All of this is great, but remember my post title? What happens to your sex life when you’re in a commited monogamous relationship? Yup, you see less passion and excitment. You have sex less often. Same with blogging. Something that you loved so much becomes a chore. It gets mundane and your passion for it slowly fades. You’re making more money, and getting more visitors, but you just don’t have the energy that you used to have. What’s a blogger to do?
I don’t know. I wish i could share in my knowledge, but i’m lost in this department. I’m writing this post just for the sake of writing a post. I’m forcing myself to type away and blabber cause i just did a paid post below. I’m such a sell out. But since i sold out, i will reward one of guys if you get suggest the best way to keep the blogging/sex life spicy. Leave me a comment with a cool suggestion below and maybe i’ll choose you to win 5 bucks. Noob out.