Everybody and their sister is blogging. I must admit I did not even consider this when I first heard about blogs as I do enough writing in my life. But then I read an article on blogging and thought...
Everybody and their sister is blogging. I must admit I did not even consider this when I first heard about blogs as I do enough writing in my life. But then I read an article on blogging and thought "what the heck I'll go check out http://www.blogger.com."
Now you have to understand when I go to a website which is free, I read everything on that site for a "catch." I am a former IRS Revenue Officer so I tend to be a bit skeptical about free. I mean if I am going to use something, I want to know it's going to be there a year from now and not bite the dust.
Well two things intrigued me:
==>Blogger was bought out by Google and,
==>One of the ideas presented was about people making blogs into books.
The first meant with Google now owning Blogger, it should remain stable and on the Internet. Plus my marketing mind went into overdrive and I thought "well if Goggle now owns it, they will definitely put website links from these blogs in their search engines faster." Whether this is true or not, I don't know but the thought seemed logical.
As to making books, I loved the idea. I don't mean writing my rough draft like the man on the blogger site suggested but rather putting my free murder, mystery, suspense thriller on it and getting even more readers for it than the 2000 or more people who download it from my site each month. You see, my intention for "Conspiracy" is for it to be optioned and made into a movie.
You never know, a reader might have a sister or brother who is a friend of a friend who has a producer friend and they do lunch (huge grin here).
So I put it up and then I realized a weekly blog was a good way for me to get committed to writing the Paint Shop Pro 9 Tutorials I've been meaning to write for a while now. So I started another blog for this purpose.
And knowing I promised to write these tutorials for anybody reading my blog, made me keep at it until I had 20 tutorials.
Now you have to understand, I don't blog to put my private thoughts out there for people to read but rather I consider blogging as simply another way to help me on my road to success.
My blogs have a link back to my site and like I mentioned before, Google owns Blogger so I am sure it helped my site get reviewed more often while I was doing the blogs.
It can do the same for you! What do you know that others would love to know? One man makes a six figure income by writing blogs. And, blogspot.com (where your blogs are published) now offers you the opportunity to put up Google's Adsense ads or Amazon Associate ads and make a small amount of income while you blog. Seems like a win-win situation to me.
For those of you who do not want to go to the expense of putting up your own site or spend the time to learn how, consider "Blogging Your Way To Success." It's easy and fun!!