I’m kind of new to the blogging phenomenon and maybe I’m entirely wrong, but here are me observations so far. First you start writing a blog and it’s sort of for your own private use. You don’t care whether anybody reads the thing. In fact it might be kind of embarrassing. Then you get a few hits on your blog and someone makes a nice comment about your writing and you start to think, “Gee, this is kind of fun.”

Soon you learn about blog directories and social networking sites. Now your into it. These sites are places where you set up an account, make friends with other bloggers and beg them to read your blog. And to get those clicks you have to work those sites. Soon you are spending hours every day reading those websites, clickin on other bloggers profiles and sites and trying to drive readers to your own. Here’s the problem: The people who are reading your blog, or at least clicking on it, are doing so because they want you to read, or click on, their blog. And to get those clicks you have to work those sites. Soon you are spending hours every day reading those websites, clicking on other bloggers profiles and sites and trying to drive readers to your own. Have you found readers, people who are interested in what you have to say?

The next thing that happens is that you find out through these social networking sites that you can make money from your blog. There are people out there that will pay you for clicks from your blog on ads that they place there. “Make $hundreds of thousands$ a year from your blog! Be a professional full time blogger! Make money at home! Blogging For Dollars, oy vay.

I found a site that had a counter that showed individual reader clicking on and the city – and country- that they were coming form. There was a new reader about every four seconds. That site had CONTENT! The quality of content that a blog needs to garner that kind of attention is astounding. Well, I’d like to think that this blog will have that kind of quality, pfffffffffft!

Me, I’m blogging for dollars.

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