I wanted to write this post to improve my writing skills as well as give you some valuable information if you are looking to become a blogger.
I personally love blogging on the days when I can muster up something to say. The other days are a challenge. With me wanting to break into freelancing and earn some extra money writing, the challenge is to overcome the lack of ideas and write with the spirit of something to say.
Blogging For Beginners
My advice to you is to blog under your name. Picking your domain name is easy when it’s your own name. This leaves you in complete control of what you write about.
If you want to blog about your work then you can do it. If you want to blog about your family, you can do it. If you want to blog about blogging, then your own name is the perfect domain for you to do it.
The trick is to not blog about problems, but solutions.
I have been having some trouble earning money online, so my solution has been to work DoorDash. The last time I went out I only worked it for 2 hours but I made over $30. I can work my blog for 2 hours and earn nothing, but with DoorDash I make as much money driving as I do working my part time job.
I have read that a nun said she doesn’t know God’s will, but she does know what his will is not. She said if she pushes a pea up a hill with her nose and the pea keeps rolling back down the hill, then that is not God’s will.
With DoorDash, the pea goes uphill.
With the lottery, the pea rolls back down the hill.
With my job, the pea goes uphill.
With blogging and freelancing, the jury is still out.
Just start, and then keep trying
Blogging can be fun.
There’s more to it than just the money.
I’ve been at it for over 2 years now, and I’ve got to be still doing it for reasons other than the money.
I’ve only made $11.
But I am going to keep trying and maybe one day I’ll be able to make $1,000 a month from my blog, and/or freelance writing.
I enjoy writing, and I AM a writer, so it’s only natural for me to write.
Be a writer
For the sake of loving your art, do it for more than just the money.
Maybe if it’s God’s will for you to earn your money from writing it will happen, but you can still be a writer even if you are not paid to do so.
My advice to you if you want to be a writer is to read lots of books.
You can read whatever you want!
This is not school work.
You get to choose.
I just finished “The Art Of Healing” by Bernie Siegel.
It was a very inspiring read.
In the end of the book it talked about uncovering your path in life by taking one step at a time. You could apply that to blogging as well.
You can take a day off
You shouldn’t be working so much you are killing yourself.
With blogging, your blog will be there for you to write tomorrow.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t blog with a sense of urgency.
But if you can’t come up with anything to say on Monday, then you can always try again on Tuesday.
If you aren’t feeling well, you don’t have to blog.
You can work from home
A big perk for me about blogging is that you can do it from the comfort of your home.
There is no commute.
No boss. You are the boss.
Blogging is a safe, easy way to express yourself to the world
Say whatever you have to say.
Blogging is all what you make it. So make it fun and rewarding!