When I first started blogging, I had no idea what a blog was. When I received my first monetary offer, I dismissed it as spam until a trusted friend told me it was the real deal. I love blogging. It is a life saver for me. I've met some great people and I've made some great connections too!
Just for fun. I started my blog as an actual journal (like, with a cover that you write in with a pen...I know, so retro) to my son and switched to blogging when I realized that a) other people wanted to know how his life was going and I'm too lazy to email them all and b) I sit at the computer WAY more than I sit down with a pen in my hand. Ads don't really 'fit' on that blog (there are a couple google adsense ads but that's it).
The other blog, maybe, if the right opportunities came along.
I blog for fun. But I'd be lying if I said I never dream that one day, I'll be "discovered" and thereafter can blog for profit!
Blogging is a great creative outlet for me ... I love to write and tell stories and it gives me a total thrill that people actually enjoy what I write. And I've "met" so many people that I otherwise would never know - that's a huge factor for why I blog.
I started for fun. Now that I realize the potential it would be great to make it profitable as well. I love the people I have met both online and in real life that I never would have connected with otherwise. Sometimes it feels like a full time job but it's worth it!
I started for fun but now its money money money..
Have around 40-60 vistiors per day...Initially it was social networking, bookmarking sites, link exchanges etc but I realize that it actually takes time before u start earning revenue so while googling I came across this new site called www.blogertize.in and booked a $15 button on it. Its a one time charge and u get adspace for 3 years..Don't think it shud hurt much.. Also I went thru the interview of the website creator on sum forum and my o my... quite impressed with his plans.. can't recall the link of that forum but if u type blogertize.in in google news, u'll find his interview or some Press releases..
Its mostly fun.. but it feels gud to earn sum while relaxing at home... its like u dont have to ask ur husband for ur pocket money.. u're pretty self dependent.. so why not monetize ur blog.. what say?
Fun. I've got a couple ads on my blog but I view the random small checks they generate as presents from the universe. Mostly I just enjoy writing and reading other people's blogs, getting to know people.
We're planning to buy some adspace on www.blogertize.in. We'll require 12 members from mombloggersclud to get a discount of nearly 33% on adspace. We pay $10 and get a pixel button for a 3 year period. Recently the site had a 20% stake buyout offer from some private equity investor which apparently was rejected by the site creater.
To know more about what the site plans to do, please visit the following thread that I created. http://www.mombloggersclub.com/forum/topic/show?id=988554%3ATopic%3...
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