Why Are You Blogging?
Posted on 01. May, 2010 by Julius.
What is your reason for blogging? If you are simply blogging for money then I would say stop blogging. Of course blogging can help you make money but this whole attitude will totally ruin your blog.
The thing is that blogging is about connecting to other people. It’s about helping each other out.
I don’t understand how some people put so much time and effort into their blog and then they go ahead and sell it. If that has always been your plan then alright. But my point is that a blog can give you so much more then just money.
It’s all about your attitude.
There is a beautiful story in the book The Story Factor from Annette Simons. I loosely adapted it:
A young man is walking around a construction site. Upon arriving he sees three workers.
He goes up to the first one and asks him what he is doing. The worker plainly replies “I am laying the bricks.” And so the young man turns around and walks up to the next construction worker and asks him the same question. “I am building a wall”, the worker answers. Still wanting to know more the young man turns to the last worker who is happily humming a tone and asks “What are you building?”. The man stands up, smiles and replies in an energetic voice “I am building a cathedral.”
I believe that you need to have a vision. You need to have a vision for your blog. What do you want to achieve with your blog? Is it truly to make money? And even if it’s about making money what is your reason to make money in the first place? To be indepdendant, to be able to do what you want to do? Ask yourself these questions.
My goal with this blog is to create a community, one where people want to help others. That’s my vision. But one of my goals is also to be able to write a book through this blog. I am hoping that someone will see the kind of information I am offering to people and will want me to write for them.
What is your vision? What do you hope to get from blogging?