Why did you start a blog? Is blogging meeting your expectations?
For me, while I was reading The Secret, I was inspired to start a second “business”. A home based business I could do, in conjunction with our other business. The thought stayed with me, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I would/could do. That’s when the law of attraction kicked in.
The next day. I was “surfing the net” (as I had done thousands of times before), and did a search for The Secret. One of the results was “Steve Pavlina’s” blog,. He has written about the law of attraction, plus many other fascinating subjects. As I navigated through his site, I read an article of how he started his blog, in 2004, and was making money with it. In his article, Ask Steve Blogging Questions , I was moved by some of his answers. His greatest goal is to help and inspire others. And I, never having been one who thinks, “What’s in it for me”, found his answers were ringing true for me as well.
That was the “blog” light bulb moment for me. I wasn’t sure what I would blog about, but I knew I enjoyed writing, learning, and being on the computer. I have learned a lot over the years, and am often consulted for my “opinion” on different subjects, so decided to blog about “life issues”. That was the birth of my OM blog.
My biggest problem was, I didn’t know much about, what I later realized was “blogging language”. I started taking notes of what I was learning, and before I knew it, had a journal of information about “how to set up a blog”. One day as I was contemplating what I had learned, I wrote, “And here I am, blogging without a blog”. Hence, the name of my second blog was born.
I’ve been blogging since March 29, 2007. My traffic numbers are steadily increasing. The money I have made so far, is minimal, however, I do see the potential to make a decent “second income” in time. As I blog, and share what I have learned, “making money”, has taken a back seat, to helping others.
So, has blogging met my expectations? Most definately. Blogging has become more than a “second job” for me. It a “vehicle” for communicating with you, my fellow bloggers, and loyal readers
Here’s hoping, some of what I’ve shared thus far, has helped you as you begin your journey into blogosphere.
Back to the original question, “Why did you start blogging?’ “Is blogging meeting your expectations?” Drop me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing your story.