I am very new to blogging. I came across it while surfing the internet. After a bit of researching about blogs I decided to create one myself. My first blog was created in October 2007 from a social networking site popular with fellow Filipinos. I only did one post in it since I discovered Blogger, which I prefer to use.
I like Blogger because of the opportunity to earn money from my blogs (I have two at present and two still in the planning stage). Earning from blogging? Now that caught my attention when still researching about the topic. I thought to myself, that is a good incentive to motivate me to pursue this hobby. Yes, it is a hobby for me as I have a day job that pays me well enough. But greedy as I am, I want to earn more money!
Seriously, I was intrigued with the idea of earning money from sharing my thoughts and views on life to the rest of the world. Although making money is not the main reason I got into blogging I cannot discount the fact that it is a motivating factor. If I earn from my blogs it will make my wife happy, too! She is not too keen on me spending late night hours on the internet. She wants me rested and sleeping the night away instead. Understandably so as I have to bond with my young sons when I arrived from work; not to mention, too, the chores awaiting me at home!
Anyway, I did a Google search on the topic of earning from blogging and I came across Moneyblogger. It was very timely to come across it as I have just started blogging without any knowledge about computer programming. Moneyblogger "is a year long project started in October 2007 with a simple aim - to see how much money you can really make from blogging." Although it was about how to earn from blogging, the added value to me is that I also learn some of the 'basics' on creating a blog e.g. how to write the About Me page.
So far, Moneyblogger has proven to be indispensable to me as it is helping me a lot. I always refer to it if I want to improve on my blog. Whether I will earn money from my blog is not on my mind now. If it comes, it will be a great bonus. For now, I am happy just blogging my thoughts and views and whatever caught my fancy, to the world. And did I mention that by posting about Moneyblogger I have a chance to win an iPod Nano. How's that for a bonus!