Blogging “was never” and “is never” about money
Let me begin my writing with this simple quote:
― Lee Odden,
Well, I know that you might be thinking, that that is completely hypothetical and insane statement lying in that title of this article, holding a contradictory taboo for the same. Right? But let me tell you that I am not here to do that.
Some time back I was having a talk with one of my blogger friend discussing the current scenario happening all around in blogosphere. We were discussing how one can get more users or readers, organic traffic and there was only thing into the form of an answer i.e. CONTENT – A GREAT CONTENT.
Blogging which when started long back in the 90’s was to deliver some content on line in a particular fashion. It was to solve out people’s problems, to give some concrete solutions to those who are facing problems- any problems , whether a technical or non-technical.
Some myths which are supposed to be removed from everyone’s psychology to reach the excellence level in blogosphere.
Blogging is a solution to people’s problems and not any money generating machine:
This is the main problem and the ultimate approach which leads your blog towards a failure instead of success, i.e. blogging means earning handsome bucks sitting on the couch of our comfortable home-ly environment. Oh, yes you might find out this statement as rude but this is the only truth. Blogging is a way where people interact, interact because of holding a similar interest, where there are discussions and arguments, where brain-storming is done to reach out for the best solution. I interact with so many bloggers all day long and what I find is that their main objective is to become rich, to make some thousand dollar bucks by some aggressive blogging. They are always in the urge and hungry for interrogations like “please let us know the way in which we can earn the maximum and become the rich-richer-richest”. This money oriented approach ruins your way of blogging. Its totally wrong. I mean if your only motto is to earn thousands of handsome bucks than why not join an MNC?
Blogging is not the tool to earn but a tool to share:
As I mentioned above it’s a sharing tool. It’s like you take a look around and find so many people talking about the problems they face. There thousands of problems happening around you and we all know that. But knowing them is not important here or holds any value, the significant thing is that what you do with that problem? Do you find a solution? If yes then what is it? The answers of such simple questions when kept in any kind of blogging platforms, it becomes a technical definition of blogging. And that is what we need to do. Whether you are a computer geek, a cooking champ, a philosophical guru, a smart humorist or any kind of skill-holding person, you share your things with people. I mean just see to micro-blogging sites like facebook and twitter, what we do there? Yes, correct. We share our emotions, what we feel, what have we done, what are we doing and so on…!!
Earning through blogging is just one kind of acknowledgement:
If you have entered the blogosphere or about to enter the blogosphere thinking that blogging is another tool to gain money than you are so wrong. Things like Google Adsense provide those handsome amount of cheques because of the content you serve to engage your readers, because of the quality and optimized piece of experiment you share with people. The main thing you get except money is the fame and name both simultaneously.
You get the earning on the basis of how you are engaging yourself and making yourself more exposed to a diversified community of readers. Its like the more better you serve, the more you get as an acknowledgement. The more we engage, the more we become modest as a thinker and open to errors which can be fixed easily. Help is directly proportional to the dollars you earn. 😛
So, now after you.
Share your experiences for the same.