Seriously. All the time and effort you have to put into a blog. If you add it all up, was it really worth your time? You could be blogging, just for the fun of it. But chances are, you’re in it for the money. (Haha, who ever told you there was money to be made in blogging?)
There are a select few bloggers that actually make (quite a lot of) money with their blog. I hate to burst your bubble, but it is safe to say that you are not one of them. I can count them on one hand.
Remember what a magician does when he pulls a rabbit out of a hat? They distract you with one hand, and do their “magic” with the other. Po0f! instant rabbit!
The distraction these bloggers use is simple yet effective – They tell you how they do it! WTF!
Over the years they have managed to build-up an online profile that is recognised by hundreds of thousands of readers. This is one of the main reasons they make money. With time comes mass, with mass comes credibility, with credibility comes more mass. You get the picture.
I’m not going into specifics, but if you just have a look through their archives, you will see that they have touched base on the same subject over and over again throughout the years, but by slightly rewording things, mixing in new examples of recent “achievements”, their information always seems fresh.
It’s just not for me, rewriting the same old bullshit, over and over again. Sure, it gets you a popular blog. It will earn your readers respect, AND it will bring in the money you are looking for. But what about job satisfaction? I simply cannot derive any pleasure or satisfaction out of repeating myself – over and over and over again.
*Edit – This post was about twice as long, but for some reason, WP gave me 404 errors every time I updated the post! See? Another reason why I think blogging isn’t for me.