Why Blog?

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Brothernoob here again. I know I am a complete noob about making money online. However I realize that it is possible as long as you do not give up! It is easy to give up because many new blogs run out of steam within the first month. People think (myself included) that once you have a blog up the cash will start flowing in. The truth is that it takes at least 4 months for your site to start seeing any real income. That means four straight months of blogging which is not as easy as it sounds. Many quit. Those that don’t should see results, whether it is getting paid from paid posting or private ads. Money offers will come as long as you are able to build up traffic.

So why blog? Personally I work for the City of Los Angeles. I get up at seven in the morning and come home at 6. That is 11 hours of my day gone….lost forever. Sure I have time from 6 to 11, but 5 hours out of 24 is horrible. I really have time to do…NOTHING!

What I realized from my short life on earth is that there are three factors to a perfect life. Money, Love, and Happiness. All important yet all very difficult to get. If you are able to get 2 out of the 3 you will be fine. I know what your saying, if you have Love and Money of course you will be happy. Not necessarily. I know many people who found their true love and have high paying jobs, but they are miserable. The main reason is that they work insane amount of hours to make that money. They have no time for their family and just as importantly they have no time for themselves. My point is this The reason I blog is because it is something that makes me happy. If I work hard on it, maybe someday I can start making money from blogging.

Life is too short to be doing something you do not like. I saw a news program that showcased a Korean guy living in South Korea that worked three jobs since he was 18. He saved everything he made. He lived at home, ate at home, and always rode a bike where ever he went. Any free time he had….he worked…..he saved. Now he was 32 and he had saved 1 million dollars! True story. Everyone was so proud of him and people watching the program said his story was so inspirational……All I was thinking was……this is a horrible story! What if he dies…he basically wasted the prime years of his life. Am I wrong in thinking this way?

I think back to 10 years ago and think to myself, time sure went by fast. The next ten years will be the same. I am not saying quit your job, that is not what I am saying at all. All I am saying is DON’T GIVE UP! Stick with it! Life is too short to be doing something your not happy doing. “Thanks Dr. Phil”………..Your welcome…..I am such a noob.

11 thoughts on “Why Blog?

  1. Juha Ylitalo

    I guess there are couple important things to consider:
    – do you like your work or is it something that you hate, but you need the money
    – would your whole life collapse if the company gets sold or something else like that
    – do you have hobbies that would really need more time, but every hour from your calender is already overbooked.

    If you love your work, but your world wouldn’t fall into pieces if you have to find a new job, your single and you don’t have too many hobbies (less obligations …), then working long hours might not be end of the world (in comparison to using those hours for playing World of Warcraft or something else).

    I only work 37.5 hours/week and have 5 weeks vacation per year, but due to my hobbies (photography, paddling, hiking, …) I have problems on finding enough free time for all the non-work related things that I would love to do. (well, enough is relative term, but …)

  2. 2ThePoint

    I agree with you, brotherNoob, life is too short to spend it doing something you don’t enjoy. It’s something I’m aspiring towards – it’s hard – but it’s possible.

    take care… and, p.s:, you’re doing a great job of holding the fort for bloggerNoob.

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  4. Forest Parks

    I find working long hours fun at times, if it’s on my blog…. but my girl friend is more important than anything and she comes before blogging.

    I gave up my job and went full time blogging so I could improve my life. I earn less money but spend more time living. One day I will be able to spend time living, working a little and have a good amount of money and I think that working online could give me all that.

  5. Wade

    It is hard for many new bloggers since it does take months to actually see anything back. All I can say is hang in there and keep posting quality content, and often. Don’t be a post whore, or you will run out of things to post about when it really matters. If you post everything before you start making money, then you have nothing left to post about when you site starts making money, you will then fall back down and start losing money.

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  6. Seth

    Stop thinking about dollar signs, and start thinking about content. I have found that many of my colleagues in the blogosphere started a blog with the sole aim of trying to earn money, and most have them have failed miserably. The greed takes over, chews up your blog, and spits it out with no regard for your hopes or dreams. When you start a blog, start it because you actually have something to share with the world. Start it because you want to fill a void that you feel the internet has. Start it because you feel passionate about something and you want to spread that passion to the masses. But don’t start it to make money. Money will come in time, but if you don’t have a real interest in what you are blogging about, then your blog never even had a chance in the first place.

    Remember: readers can tell if the author is passionate or not about the subject matter. If you create a “MAKE MONEY ONLINE” website, but you have NEVER made money online, and all you see are dollar signs, do you really think that the reader won’t notice that you don’t know what the hell you are talking about? You simply can’t duplicate a passionate or exciting article if you have no passion or excitement regarding what you are blogging about.

    If you don’t think you have anything interesting, think about it another way: When you are having conversations with friends, is there anything that you consistently know more than them about? Is there anything that you talk about, that other people REALLY listen to? I think that we all have something we enjoy, and when we talk about those things the enthusiasm spills out into our words; that’s what you blog about.

  7. Funked

    Why Blog? Because I enjoy it. I set up my first blog, funk13 in order to make money. About 3 weeks in I realized that I wasn’t going to make anything. Luckily for me I enjoyed running my blog so the money didn’t matter. A lot of Other people aren’t like me, they realize that they wont get rich and quit.

    3 and a half months in to my blogging life and I’ve just started to make a little bit of money. Not with my blog though, I’ve been making money by using the things I’ve learned on my blogging journey.

    I really couldn’t give a crap if funk13 makes money or not. It’s my home on the internet. I just hope people can learn a thing or two from my blog.

  8. Bloggingniche

    So true. I blog because I like it more than a regular day job. Its fun and challenging. More than just that, being self employed through the internet enables you to do what you like all day long.

    Imagine quitting a blog after working on it for 3 months. That would just be time wasted. So my theory is once I start a blog I dont stop with it.

    I used to hate blogging until I found out how fun and entertaining it could be. Now I do it for a living because I like it, not for money. The money however is a huge bonus and if it was not for the money I would of worked a boring day job.

  9. Melissa B.

    I just started blogging–three weeks in–and really enjoy it. It seems to take up a lot of my time, but not too much of my time. I have a job, though, that’s the best–probably the best I’ve ever had! I’m a professional journalist-turned-high school journalism teacher. Contrary to popular belief, high school kids have fresh ideas and they’re not as cynical as us old farts.

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