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Why are you blogging?

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There are many reasons people blog, but most of them can be boiled down to the following essentials.

  • Money
  • Fame
  • Fun

That’s it, just 3 reasons. Naturally each reason can have a wealth of sub-reasons, and they can also be combined, but if you’re blogging then in the long-term it’s probably for one of these reasons.

Money

Blogging for money. Whether you’re hoping to become insanely rich, or just to be able to quit your day job money is one of the main reasons that folks love blogging.

Fame

You want your face to be on posters plastered everywhere in the world? Well, that’s (probably) a slightly unrealistic expectation, but if you want to become well-known for what you do within your niche then that would definitely count as fame. If you think of blogging you probably think of Darren Rowse founder and author at ProBlogger.net, if you think of Disney then you probably think of Mickey – these guys are well-known for representing their brand and also their niche.

Fun

You just plain love writing/your niche? Then you’re blogging for fun. If you enjoy the act of blogging itself then you’re in the right place.

Naturally you can combine all of these, but the best way to make sure that your blogging isn’t a ‘waste of time’ is to make sure you’re blogging primarily for fun – at least to start with. When your blog starts making enough money to replace your pay cheque on a regular basis then you can consider blogging for both fun and money simultaneously.

Why do you blog? And what about?

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4 Comments on “Why are you blogging?”

  1. Writer Jobs says:

    Great post today thanks. I really enjoyed reading it very much. You have an excellent blog here.

  2. Eric Johnson says:

    Samuel Johnson wrote: “No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.”

    But then, blogging hadn’t been invented yet when he wrote that. I think your tip to write for fun is a good one, though only one in a thousand people find writing fun.

    • I think the thing is that blogging can make you money – but you’ll be waiting a long time before it makes enough money for you to quit your job. I think it took Darren Rowse (Mr. Problogger himself) ~6 years before he could do that!


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