Every make money blogger says one thing and one thing only, “Do what I do.” I too am guilty of this sin. I guess i do it cause i think i figured out something. I guess making a few bucks turns bloggers into arrogant pricks. I should get off my high horse. I want to make my peace with you all and say i’m sorry. I’m sorry for bragging and boasting about my recent traffic boost. I’m sorry for being so satisfied with myself for making it (temporary) back on the entrecard popular list. I’m sorry, i’m sorry, i’m sorry.
Believe me when i say, that i’m still very much a blogger newb. I still don’t know a lick about coding, and i still don’t know how to drive traffic to my blog. I try to consistently work hard on my blog, but i honestly don’t know what i’m doing. I could probably pretend that i do(like every other make money blogger) but i want to be honest. In my 4 months of blogging, i’ve learned one thing. It’s that blogging strategies are mere opinions. Even if i flash a commission check or a screen shot of my traffic, it doesn’t mean i figured out anything. Blogger do this to give the illusion of competence. Don’t be fooled by these Copperfield like tricks.
What i like most about my blog is that it’s very casual. It’s starting to grow and it’s becoming more fun cause you guys are giving my blog more attention. I get excited cause i think that more hits will make me more money. It probably will, but who know. And i’m hopeful that i can continue to grow this blog, but im also insecure. How can i keep this up? I’m starting to run out of ideas.
It got me thinking…what if i turn into a johnchow wannabe. What if this blog turns into a blog that even I wouldn’t read. I’m starting to understand why make money bloggers try to sell their blogs when it’s on the rise. It’s probably cause they can’t maintain that level. I think even johnchow is having trouble maintaining his traffic level.
Why the downer post? Sorry, the noob is a moody blogger. Don’t worry about me tho. I won’t quit. Why quit? I still make over a thousand bucks a month with this blog. I’m just saying that i will lower my expectations with this blog. I thought that maybe i could push my monthly earning to over 3000 with this blog. But that is no longer a goal of mine. My new goal is just to maintain the income i’ve been getting.
Why am i telling you all of this? I’m not trying to tell you to “do what i do.” I’m saying that i’ve realized that limits of the make money blog scene. That’s why i’m starting to branch out into other internet ventures. Making money online is GREAT. It doesn’t just have to be with a blog. It can be a service site or an ecommerce site.
Anyway, my wife to be just bought me Guitar Hero 3 on Nintendo WII. I want to do a jam session before i turn in. Noob, out.