It seems to me, that I need to stop looking for a Magic Bullet. I've been on a quest the past year trying to figure out, how to make a successful business blog, and reading blogs and articles on how to "blog for money", how to "turn your blog into a money maker", and all kinds of "ways to get better SEO", (Search Engine Optimization).
I've been searching for a Niche, I thought I had one, in creating a blog that serviced my local area. Seems there's plenty of those also, not that I don't think that could contribute, but it sorta puts some limits on things. But back to my first thoughts, No one has the magic answer for your blog. No one can sell you your experiences, or your views.
There's also blogs or websites that service or sell just one theme. Say Organic Cat Food, so your cat too, can help save the planet. I'm going to be a little miffed if my cat is able to save the whole set of plants, er, planets, as she's just over a year old, and I've been trying to collect the whole set and become the ruler of the solar system for some time. But nothing says cute like a kitten, and if that's what the people of the solar system want, well... I'll be hard pressed to stop them.
I take a look around and those that I know and respect online who've made something out of their own creations, and there's one common thread, that should stand out shout its's self at you.
It's gonna take a bit of effort.
BUT, if you enjoy the effort. It won't feel like work. Look at Scott Sigler, Nathan Lowell, and that Wine Guy Gary...
You're going to make mistakes. - So long as you don't kill someone, it's not that bad, Really.
In hindsight I might have done better to have kept my "Randomize Radio/Ramblings" Blog going. It took some time to build up that brand, and then I let it go to pot, and moved over to this blog. Was that a good or bad move? - I really don't know. I do know that it's still getting a few hits, on a couple of posts. Why those posts are popular, I'm not sure.
Here's a short list of things that I hope to get to shortly, that's if WORK doesn't burn me out and use up all of my time. And lately, it has. It pays the bills.
- I keep telling myself, that I need to learn more and post a bit more about AWeber.
- I keep wanting to learn some drawing programs better.
- I keep wondering how viable the "Decade Car" idea is?
- Also I wonder if development of a SMS Dispatching and book keeping for trucking (or any fleet) idea is dead before it's off the ground, with the new smart phones, and aps?
- And... I wonder if I should just experimenting around with writing a few short stories?
Due to time, and I'm not good at cold calling on people. I doubt that I'll get the Best-Of-Lakewood video blog going full bore as I had envisioned. My Pimping of the Penguin might not happen as much, but that has become more of a "how to" blog, and more of a journey of things that I've learned about computing over the last few years kind of blog. Coincidentally, it's the oldest blog that I've kept, and plan to keep, if you travel back to the first posts, it has Window's posts.
So, while work might keep me busy for 14+ hrs some days, I'm not gone, I'm not dead, I'm just doing the deal to buy my meal.
So? Any Votes on what kind of content you'd like to see?
Short multi-part stories?
How To Posts? - They'd be on another blog...
Aweber, Emailing Program? - Could lead to a little cash...
* Photo Credit: ME. I used Google Draw and The GIMP.