Make money blogging is like high school. You have the popular kids, and you have the quiet nerds. You have band dorks and the junkies. But instead of athletic prowess, or physical beauty, your popularity is based on how much money you claim to make. Make sense, considering that make money blogs are all about showing you the money.
Like high school, blogging popularity has to do with the superficial. The guy with the new sports car is considered cool. The girl that sleeps with all the guys is popular. The captain of the football team and the captain of the cheer squad are usually the most popular.
How do you become a member of the popular squad? I guess you have to start out like the mysterious new kid. The new guy that seems edgy. Kinda dangerous. Think Dylan Mckay from Beverly Hills 90210. You should go that route. Don’t try to suck up to the popular guys, cause that’ll just make you one of their bitches. The guy that follows them around but never becomes part of their in group.
You would think that the medium of blogging would be less superficial. But because people are the ones who blog, and make blogs popular, that isn’t the case. The important discussions or info are rarely read. Blogs that are useful aren’t that popular. In my opinion, Court and Grizz should have the income and pull of johnchow and shoemoney. Court and Grizz have popular blogs, but doesn’t get the attention like chow. It’s a damn shame really.
When starting or growing your blog, treat it like you’re the new kid at school. In the beginning, you’re gonna eat your lunch by yourself next to the parking lot. Nobody’s gonna even care about you. But you’ll start making new friends. It’ll be in class. It’ll be when you make one on one interactions. It won’t be by sucking up to the captain of the football team during lunch time. Heck, the most popular kid won’t even acknowledge you in the beginning.
Everybody says that writing good content is the only way. But this isn’t true either. I wish it were true. Then there would be less trash in the blogosphere. But if it were true, I probably wouldn’t been too intimidated to start my blog. And I would stress everytime I wrote a post. The fact of the matter is, flash sells. Sex sells. Quality content does not. It’s a hard sell. You need quality content to keep your visitors, but you won’t get visitors with content. You’ll get new visitors with flash. That’s why people run contests. That’s why people try to show off a new design. That’s why people post income reports or pictures of fancy cars on their blog. It’s to show off. Think superficial, if you want to become a popular blog.