I decided to re-activate my blogs. Some blogs I'd made indeed, and for several months now abandoned. That's because some reasons. One thing was because I was busy with getting my daily livelihood. I did have a lot of ways to survive. Among them are monetize blogs I've had. The fact that I was too oriented on my blog traffic that was making me broke. Here are a few things that I wanted to share about blog writing.
How come?. Number of visitors in my blog can still be counted on the fingers. Surely not possibly expect earnings of the number of visitors like it. Finally I gave up and did not continue making more posts. I then fill up the time to write my second novel. The first novel was finished a year ago and published by self publishing. Not bad sales, until now, my first novel has sold one hundred and ten copies. Pretty good for a self-publishing efforts.
Why We Suddenly Give Up
It is easy to give up when we are oriented to obtain immediate cash flow if we pursue a career as a blog writer. To make money from a blog requires painstaking efforts and long time enough. A blogger I know started getting income from Google AdSense after ten months of blog writing routine. That could be reviewed as fast enough because people like me have started blogging since 2009 and until now has not had payoff from Google AdSense. Therefore, I appreciate my friend's efforts.
Have A New Paradigm of Blog Writing
The situation will be very different if we seeing at blogging as a passion. Blog writing as a simple attempt to express the desire to write. Of course this statement is already you read in other blogs. However, I can now understand better why. If our orientation is money, and we had a little knowledge how to earn money through blog we write, certainly hope money from blogs is something that was almost impossible. That's what happened to me today. I do not have enough knowledge to make money from blog writing.
To avoid boredom and frustration as a result of the money that has never come to us indeed, then I propose to look at this blogging activity as a canalization of our penchant for writing. And blog writing is one way for it. Indeed, blogging or blog writing is not the only way for us to write a hobby. We can choose to write a novel, short story or an opinion piece in newspaper and magazines.
But the main one I want to say is, make blog writing or blogging as a hobby. Do not always oriented to bring in money quickly through this activity. The money will come as our ability to write well. Of course, with knowing the techniques to bring traffic to our blog as niche choosing and SEO practise.
(photograph by Emile Seno Aji)