Why are you blogging?Posted: December 11, 2011
There are many reasons people blog, but most of them can be boiled down to the following essentials.
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.
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.
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.
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?