I have been blogging since 2003 when blogger first opened and I heard about this new “wave” coming across the Internet. Then I heard about how you can make money blogging. I thought. What the heck? As I studied this further I heard of a guy making “six figures”
Of course I jumped right on in there and started this (and other) blogs.
Now there seems to be TONS of blogs that “teach” you how to become a “professional” blogger. The most famous would be Problogger.com. He comes up right away if you do a search for “blogging” He’s a full time blogger making over $100,000 per year.
Who can argue with success?
I went straight out to a bookstore and slapped down the $30.00 for his book. I learned a few things.. Implemented many of these suggestions on this and another site. I had a lot of fun (like I am now) but only earned about $50.00 and it’s a lot of work, so I slowed down on the blogging and pursued other, uh… Hobbies. (I’ll let you use your imagination)
Now there are 100’s of sites teaching many of the same things that are on the problogger website and book. They all kinda teach the same things.
- Write fresh and interesting content
- Use Google (and other) Ad’s
- Network on Facebook, Twitter etc..
- Decorate your posts with pictures, video etc
- Use a “professional” theme (or one that looks like it)
- Always be focused on a “niche”
Yea, yea…Whatever… All these sites are basically writing the same thing. How to “build a better blog” and make money with it. They are called the “A” list. And I have learned a lot from them. I have posted a comment here and there on their sites… No reply.. Why would they want to talk to a guy that’s just writing complete nonsense anyways? Ya know… (worthless opinions)
Then there’s this cat named “Griz” He has a totally different view of how to make money online. He is kinda radical and tends to bag on the “A” list dudes. He has a free blogger site up and claims he can now work a few hours a week and then play golf the rest of the time.
I enjoy following his blog but he doesn’t post much… He’s out on the golf course… You dig?
Now, in my search again, I came across a bloke who explains how it’s REALLY done. On his blog he reveals 3 secrets to a popular blog. Hey now, I can dig it. I have kinda tried #3 for awhile. (It’s one of Griz’s methods) But I don’t want to work as hard as he did.. I just want to post wacky stuff in my “niche” – Opinion. And like everybody… I got an opinion on EVERYTHING.