I basically took last week off blogging because it was starting to get overwhelming. I am on summer vacation but you would never know it. I am working between 30-40 hours a week, working on this blog, and working on the other two businesses I have been writing about for a while now. All this with slow results was starting to get to me so I had to take a break. Sorry guys :). I will try to start posting a little more frequently. Over this break, I figured something out:
Blogging is not passive
Before I started blogging, I read a bunch of those make money online blogging sites. All of them seemed to say that blogging was easy and you can make lots of money doing it. Well maybe I still believe that you can make lots of money (even though I haven’t done it yet),but I don’t believe its easy.
I admire all other bloggers who post everyday or even more often than that. I find it tough to post once a week. The fact is, it takes lots of time to write articles and promote your site.
Why is it hard?
For me the hard part is coming up with ideas to post about. I enjoy reading other personal finance blogs and writing my own if I have good ideas. The thing is, coming up with fresh, good content is much harder than it sounds. Before I started, I could easily come up with dozens of ideas. Now that it has come time to write about them, it ain’t so easy.
Well I guess the whole point of this post was to tell anyone out there who was considering starting a blog to think it though. Try writing 20 posts before you even start blogging that way you can see if you enjoy doing it. Blogging will probably take at least twice as much time as you anticipated and you won’t earn anything for the first few months. So just know that when you are getting into it. Make sure you choose a topic you love. I did and thats the reason I think I have lasted this long. I hated English in high school (mainly b/c I didn’t like to write). Yet I chose to blog anyway. Real smart eh?