I can almost foretell there will be people asking this question. A blog about failure? What’s his end game? My ultimate goal is like every other website I’ve ever launched, and that’s to share my thoughts, make some online connections with people, and earn money from it. Do I have a plan? Nope, not this time. I have tried so many different things unsuccessfully that I am no longer playing by the duplicitous rules of making money blogging. I’m doing what I want with this one, whether it ends up being an online diary for an audience of one, or something much bigger.
I’ve read a lot of tips on a ton of money making blogs from people claiming to make obscene amounts of money every month. The problem is for most of these tips, I can also find the polar opposite viewpoint on the same subject from another expert claiming to make a lot of money blogging. Perhaps there’s just too many facets to blogging to sum up any hard and fast rules for success. I mean, there’s a bunch of different ways to make money in real estate, but not every technique will work for every situation, right?
It could be that in addition to the multiple types of make money blogging angles, the market is changing, so some techniques just don’t work the same anymore. For example, if I do a search right now for how long my blog posts should be, I can find supporting articles for both long and short. Same thing for advertising on your blog. I’m tired of the tug of war. I’m sick of other bloggers telling everyone they’re being dumb and then having their ass kissed in the comments section. I’m writing my posts about what I want to write about and until I don’t feel like writing anymore, and that’s it.
It could also be I’m the sole problem too. A blogger making a ton of money from his site puffs out his digital chest and tells you how to do things whether he knows for sure or not. Fake it until you make it is fine for some, but not me. I don’t want to blow smoke up your butt. I’m not going to make you rich. You’ll have to figure that our for yourself. I have to do that too. What I believe this site may do for you is provide you with some decent ideas that you can take for yourself. If I suffer from idea overload and missing moxie or motivation to continue on, there has to be opposites of me who can take an idea and stick with it through thick and thin to make it a success, but who also suck at idea generation or lack ingenuity.
So what is my goal for this site? In the past I’ve picked a specific niche to target for each site, but because I have a vast pool of interests and a short attention span, I have a hard time sticking with writing about one topic for very long. This site will include a little bit of everything. Go ahead, try and label it.
The category names should sum it up for you. I’m going to share some thoughts I have on the books and programs I’ve purchased over the years, all of the website ideas I’ve come up with, and the creative stuff like limericks and movie script ideas I’ve started or yet to begin writing. I’m also going to include what I’ve learned along the way with most of that being stuff that didn’t work.
The ideas you can have for free, but if you want one of my domains I’ve purchased for a specific project, they won’t come cheap. I’m like one of those hoarders you see on America Pickers who is too attached to his junk to part with any of it. I usually price them at a number that I don’t think will sell, but I’ve been surprised before and had to say goodbye to one. It was a rather lackluster domain at a great price (for me), so I can’t complain, but more on that one here.
If you’re looking for someone claiming to be an authority on blogging to make money, or you need someone to tell you what to do, my sincere advice is to read elsewhere. There certainly doesn’t seem to be a shortage of people willing to impart their knowledge on the subject. On the flip side, if you’re looking for an idea for your next project, or just want to laugh at some of the stupid crap I’ve tried, stick around. There’s no shortage of that around here either.