Blogging is hard. No matter how you look at it, blogging is never something that one can do passively—you need to be engaged in writing and keeping your audience involved in what’s going on.
Obviously, I’ve failed at this. Excuses could be made, I could just try to ignore it and get back to writing as if nothing happened—but not for over half a year is far from insignificant!
I’ve learned a number of things in the time I’ve been gone. I’ve been reading book like Amber Mac’s Power Friending and Powerblogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income (by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett, two individuals who have done what the title is instructing), and came up to a conclusion which helped to explain what may have led me astray in the first place. When working at the 2010 20K, there’s something I’d been lacking which would have been essential for me to succeed:
I’ve never been entirely passionate about making a large sum of money—I do my job and get my paycheque, but do I want this to spill over into my spare time? Yeah, no. That’s probably not going to fly in my books. What I should have done is take a look at how I can monetize the things that I do in my spare time so that it could contribute towards the goal rather than the other way around.
In fact, I may still do this.
Over the next while, we’ll discuss:
- What I’ve been up to for six months
- What money I’ve made in that time
- The future direction of my blog efforts
It’s all coming. Be ready!