I remember when I started blogging. It was back in 2009 when blogs were… just blogs. A close friend of mine who lives out in Cali (she’s like my bossy big sis) told me, “You should start a blog. It’s like an online journal.”
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That’s what they really were used for back then, an online journal. Not a lot of people thought of them as a business venture. If they did, it was a challenge because there wasn’t a lot of information about how to go about turning it into a business.
So, I decided to start my online journal on Blogger and sent the link to my family members. I mostly posted about my kids and stuff we did like going to pick strawberries and making arts & crafts. It was a “once in a while” sort of thing for me, and I kept it a private account.
That was my first blog.
Since then, I’ve started three blogs and one stuck (gee, can you figure out which one? Ha.) I REEEEEALLY wish I would’ve taken blogging seriously a lot sooner, but I was trying different things and didn’t realize how I could make an income blogging until years later.
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It’s easy to start a blog, but here’s a few tips to take seriously…
Since I started my first blog almost 10 years ago, I’ve dove head first into numerous ways to make money. What I didn’t realize is that I didn’t have to choose just one path. I spent countless hours reading and learning and trying things out, and what I really learned is that anything will work as long as you stick with it.
I always have to have a lot of different things going on to keep work interesting. I can NOT do the same thing, day in and day out! That’s what makes blogging so great – there are so many different angles you can take, and it all depends on what YOU want to do.
Say you’re a mom. You don’t have to separate parenting from—for example—your love of cooking. Create a blog where you talk about cooking for your kids. If you L-O-V-E reading books, you can review recipe books and put your spin on how you would change the recipe – or review children’s books and include that with your other subtopics about being a mom! The ideas are endless because everyone brings their unique perspective to their blog—that’s why people love reading them 😉