Monday, March 8, 2010

Professional Blogger

Why do people start blogging? There are many reasons out there. Some of them are good reasons. Others are a little bit silly.

When I first started blogging we had gone from a 2 person 2 income family to a 3 person 1 income family.  I thought maybe I could make a little money blogging. I can be entertaining. I am a decent writer. Braden was a great subject. Surely he would provide me all kinds of material. So I decided to give it a whirl and see if I could develop some kind of following.

It didn't take very long for me to realize that my reason for blogging was a silly one. It is very difficult to make any money at this. It takes much more work and time than I can put into it.

Of course I found the same benefits from blogging that everyone else finds.  It's a great way to meet new people, share ideas, and have a good time. There is something to this social networking craze.

Now it has all changed.

In the past month I have actually made some money blogging.  I now consider myself a professional blogger, but please don't tell the IRS.

I don't want any of my blog friends and readers to be intimidated by my new professional status. I am still the same bewildered dad that I was over 15 months ago when I started this thing.  I promise to still be approachable and down to earth because it is still all about my fans.  Thank you all for your support in helping make this possible. I hope to continue seeing you all here every day.

Please check with my personal assistant or my agent to make an appointment.


Eric said...

I'm in the same ship as you. At first I did it as a way to make money. I found out that I was being fake and insincere. When I started being real and blogging my heart and life, that's when I got a little more noticed. I too have actually been paid for my blog. It's not a lot but it's going towards my son's New York trip next year. That's money I wouldn't have had if there wasn't a blog.

And I don't have to do anything. I just have to have the links sit on my site.

Easy Peasy.

Congrats on your upgrade.

Cher said...

I won't tell about you if you don't tell about me!

Also, here is a link to a post that lists most of the sites that I use to make money from my blog. I actually started writing my money down because I was so proud!

DaDa Rocks! said...

Congrats on making money - I'm still blogging in hopes of making someone's day a little better or a to help someone out just a little.

one day the money will come...

WeaselMomma said...

Good for you man. I hope you can super size your happy meal with the new revenue.

Brandy said...

ha. congrats~!

PJ Mullen said...

So does that make you a social media guru or expert? I can never figure out the order :)


Mocha Dad said...

After many years of running websites and blogs, I finally received an Adwords check. I almost threw it away because it came in a non-descript envelop.

Katherine said...

That's great!

Yeah, I looked into the money thing...then decided it would be too much work. I'd over think it.

I hope it goes well, and I have a feeling your posts will continue to be great!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Don't forget us little guys when you are filthy rich from blogging.

Good for you.

surprised mom said...

Congrats! :) Or should I call your agent so he can tell you? :D