Someone said that Hubpages wasn't made for bloggers and I remember adding my two cents ...
'If someone is going to blog and expect to make money here, their life better be VERY interesting'
Well, I saw somewhere in the responses where someone WAS making money from blogging and I had to sit back and think about what I had said. After all, was it fair to address all bloggers as if their lives were being put on the mantle to see how -interesting- they were?
That's when I did a little research on blogging, and I found out how little I knew of it all. For you see, it's not people writing about their lives to make themselves seem more important, but it's about people reaching out and sharing a life that isn't our own ... which can make it very interesting. I should know, as I spent the day yesterday reading a few blogs ... and enjoying the many things that I learned.
As such, I take back my cynical comment (though no one seemed to see it as such) and will instead admit I have learned that blogging is as much a form of writing as any other, as it is a means of self expression and sharing ideas.
Will this enlightenment cause me to write my own blog?
I actually tried to write about my own life before, but it fell into comical drivel and so I walked away from it. Still, I don't see that giving me the right to knock another person's preference.
So if my off-hand remark did offend anyone, I apologize, and I would like to think that I now understand my fellow bloggers a bit more.
And now, I feel a better after getting that off my chest.
Now, get back to your writing!
Hey Yoshi - I was not offended and you actually prompted me to write a post on my own blog (which I have sadly neglected since the hubchallenge mania) lol I am always being asked "do you actually make any money blogging?" with a disbelieving look. Or "what is a blog?"
Yoshi, I'm not sure why you're apologising, because you were right. HubPages is not a place to blog, and I doubt anyone would make money trying to blog on HubPages.
People make money writing quality magazine-style articles on HubPages.
People also make money blogging on blogs.
Two different things.
However, you'll notice the successful bloggers on this thread aren't blogging in the original sense - i.e. writing an online diary. They're sharing information on a particular subject, which may or may not be an active hobby in their personal life.
Well said, Yoshi. My blogs earn me more than I suspect hubs ever will. But they took a lot of time and research. After my first two blogs (started just because of passions of mine), I discovered that you have to find a niche. I did with two of my blogs, and it's been a successful endeavor.
So find your niche. Don't go after diluted keywords like "make money online" and you'll do well.
What's your blog site, Irohner? I started a blog about our personal travels, mainly to showcase my husband's photos, but now I am spending more time here at HP
Those are some pretty awesome blogs. The traffic shown on the cookie one is amazing. No wonder you make $ off of it!
I just visited your blogs and am wondering!!, how do you really make money through blogs? I already got a blog and i barely get a visitor , any tip would be really helpful .
And btw my blog is <no links please!> if you would like to see it and tell me if there is something wrong am doing there, thnx .
Hey I didn't see the post, but it takes a real person to say there sorry and not always right.So I commend you on this. Happy blogging, and the funny stuff about our lives is worth reading to some.
Mark is a professional blogger, he makes a nice living at it...
I have read several of the Hubber's blogs.
lrohner's blogs are yummy!
Mark's are well thought out, witty, and you can see he has a gift to write.
Why do I read other peoples blogs? To better myself! I can gain insight from their writing & learn from them.
Clearly, these are not blogs that have been written over night, but are well thought out, clean, easy to read. I can see how they would be able to earn money through their blogging efforts.
Yoshi, you gave me a warm fuzzy. Your a people lover! na na na na! People love! I love people lovers too.
holy hell 67k visitors to a blogspot blog on cookies ! thats great. You should add the code that takes away that generic blogspot blog header, the part that says like your username and stuff. Makes it look like more of a paid domain without that.
I think both things are true: You can make money blogging AND it
is really hard to make money blogging.
I don't have the technical skills for it. Plus, I just enjoy writing much more so that's where I put my energy. There's only so many hours in a day.
I'm forever second guessing myself though. Whatever I do the most of I'm always thinking, oh I should be doing that other thing.
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