I’m Blogging Rich
I started blogging six years ago. It was no coincidence that the start of my blog and the self-publishing of After Hours lined up. I started investigating what I needed to do to become a self-publishing guru and the first thing I learned was that I must have a web presence.
Great! I thought. Now there’s a second thing I don’t know anything about. First, self-publishing and, second, blogging. What the hell. Tear the lid off the pickle jar and dive in. I’ll learn to love pickle juice or drown.
I could go into all of the details of the blogging and self-publishing but nearly all of you reading this would go blah, blah, blah. You would want to read about something you don’t know about. So I will skip it. I will get to intent and result.
From the outset, my intent was clear. I was going to self-publish, go into blogging world, achieve a vast following and become super rich. I am happy to say I have done just that only not quite in the way I might have expected.
Don’t get me wrong. I am still writing towards the goal of monetary compensation. It is important to me, but I don’t think it any longer defines what my definition of rich is when it comes to my writing. In my blogging, I had an unexpected positive in getting to meet and talk to people from all over the world. My blogging on any given day gets views from the UK, Ecuador, and the Czech Republic. I live in Franklin, Ky. Please look that up and see how remote the chances are ever of getting to talk to any of those people without the power of the internet. How awesome is that?
There’s another blessing in all of this as well and before I say this, I want to be clear I am not dogging that big social media network or anyone who is on it. It is just not for me. I am connecting through this forum with creative people who share creative ideas. I never knew how powerful photography or paintings or any of that could be until I started doing this thing I am doing. I was not a huge fan of poetry, but probably half of posts have been poems that I have written, poems that were inspired from something I read while blogging. Before I started blogging, that sounded ludicrous to me. Me? Poems? No way.
All that being said, I have sold copies of my book. It is on Amazon. Please (shameless plug – I would come wash your car if I could to get you to take a look) go to my About page and give me a chance. I will continue to strive for book sales as any author/writer/poet should, but while my blogging experience has not made me rich in the monetary sense just yet, it has given me a connection to the world that I did not expect.
I would call that a fringe benefit of being in the blogging world.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on being Blogging Rich