Do you blog for pleasure or for money?

France
January 16, 2012 5:15am CST
There are probably millions of blogs on our planet and many bloggers are blogging to follow and share their passion or favourite topics. Most of them have a small traffic (something like 20 visits per day checking on Alexa and similar sites), some of them die after few months. However we have also bloggers that are really engaged to make the difference on line with thei blog and those study SEO, key words, apply Ads, and manage the blog as a Company...maybe they do not have passion for the topics they write about, but (after a research) they know that those topics are great for high paying ads...so everything is managed with a money target mission. And you? How do you blog?
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15 responses
• United States
16 Jan 12
I would say that my long term goal is to blog for money, which is what I have tried to do in the past. I have found that I have learned a lot about SEO, keyword research, etc. by trying out a lot of different blogs and websites. I would say that up until now, I have been mildly successful, but not on an ongoing basis. My best earning blog that I started on Blogger ended up getting deleted as a spam blog - not sure why, since I made all of the posts myself.
• France
16 Jan 12
I do like you trying to put together the money aspect plus the topics I like...thanks for commenting.
• Malaysia
27 Jan 12
@sweetokole what is your blog about that it got deleted?
• United States
4 Feb 12
I blog by writing reviews. I write reviews or movies, comics, videogames and movies. I try to update a lot so I can earn extra money.
@syoti20 (5296)
• Philippines
18 Feb 12
I just check your account and indeed its still under construction. Please advise how can you earn extra money from blogging?
@syoti20 (5296)
• Philippines
18 Feb 12
I am getting to like blogging. But I love to earn money too. But until now I haven't earn a single money on my account.
@lekhya (819)
• India
4 Feb 12
My aim of blogging is nothing but money.I started it just like that but later made it my hobby.I did a lot of research in making the best of it.I have written several posts and did all that to make it successful.I have studied on topics like SEO,KEYWORD DENSITY,AFFILIATE MARKETING,BLOGGING,MAKING MONEY and several others.I am new to blogging, its been just 3 months.Now i love blogging.I have not earned anything till now but sure to make in future.I have good traffic to my blog but most of them are not genuine.
• Kenya
28 Jan 12
I've just started blogging about earning money online. Am doing this for pleasure but when i feel that i have gathered enough material, i'll monitize it.
@jaderamirez (1031)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
I blog because I enjoy doing it. I have three blogs now and my oldest blog ranks in search engine and that is one of my achievement online. I monetize my blog too, again my oldest blog also is the reason why I am earning extra money.
@SinfulRose (3518)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Jan 12
Maybe I blog for both. The very reason why I created a blog is to record down everything I know, everything I love and jot down my complaints on certain things. I guess I want to record down everything about me in my blog but then it came that I have to blog to get referrals of my own on certain sites. Despite that I am not very okay with my charisma, at least I am starting to learn. So I say that the reason I blog is not only for one of your given options but both and for learning.
@yanzalong (9699)
• Indonesia
17 Jan 12
I blog both for money and pleasure. I am satisfied when my blog looks good, and more satisfied if I can earn some money from it as well. My blog is still new. I've got to wait for about 6 months or so. It takes time to build up traffics so patience is need ed here. I have recently used custom domain which I paid $10 per year. I don't rent hosting since I am afraid that hosting sometimes is offline. I trust blogspot as a hosting.
@arjunm (439)
• India
17 Jan 12
I have't know the method of earning policy by blog.but i can do blog for getting any pleasure to give me.
@youless (87490)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jan 12
i have a DIY cooking blog and I posted my recipes there. I like to share my recipes with others. Whenever I cook something delicious, I will update my blog with the new dish. So it is not for money at all. I do it for fun. Although I like earning money with my blog but I don't know how to start it. Perhaps I shall find a specific blog to it? I love China
@champoy186 (1638)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
I blog for money. I think this is a good way to earn passive money. Unfortunately, as of now I am not earning some. I guess it is also very hard to earn from blogging. You must have a good traffic. My blog is just 2 month old. I am looking forward to earn money soon.
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
Actually at first I started to blog because of the articles I have read that says the earning potential of blogging. But as of now, I am currently enjoying it, I am able to learn new things and at the same time, developing my writing skills.
• India
16 Jan 12
Well i just started blogging and honestly i have money in my mind but there is also so many things i want people to know of my life, to be heard, to share my thoughts, to may be get respect and someday have people approaching me for help and that would really be a nice feeling.. And if all that doesnt happen i guess i still have so much self realisation to do!!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
16 Jan 12
i used to blog for money and that company stopped paying, then i blogged for fun but found it hard to come up with new ideas so i dont blog anymore.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
I used to blog before when there was still yahoo 360! I gained a lot of good friends from that blogging site and all of us do blogging not out of money. Since we are not being paid, our purpose is simply to share significant things about ourselves, our families and everything significant in our lives. Now, its different thing. I am trying to do blogging, or write articles or post reply on certain topics because I wanted to earn online. I want to make the most out of being online most of the time. At least my time is not wasted with unimportant things on the net.