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.

10 comments:

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!

http://mamasmoneysavers.com/2010/02/making-money-from-your-blog.html

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 :)

Congrats.

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