Why You Should Start a Blog

by Frost on March 7, 2011

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TonyD June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Starting a blog was the best decision I ever made. I have about 400 subscribers and I’ve made a total of $50 in passive income, but it’s given me a reason to get up and write every day.

exaequali May 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

Sounds good, I’m gonna try it. I’ve started writing, but now I need to “submit my work to forums of smart, critical readers”. How?

Sajib April 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

A friend of mine recommended to this blog and I honestly like your mindset and the way you think about life and doing things. But, could you not find out some time to reply to those who take time to write comment on your blog? I find that pretty cruel not to reply readers’ comment.

Avatar April 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

Thank you for this- I’ve begun taking steps on my own personal journey through blogging. Guess you were the last kick in the butt and get to work.

Thank you. Again.

Susan Walsh March 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Frost, I think you’ve really captured the essence of blogging here. For me, living more consciously has been a huge benefit, though it wasn’t one of my goals going in. In fact, I’ve been thinking about finding new ways to do that – take one photo every single day, for example. It’s just been incredibly intellectually stimulating and rewarding to see things in new ways.

We benefit by reading your blog, your POV, your increased consciousness.

Frost March 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

-Neill,

I think there are far too many people out there trying to write about lifestyle design without actually having done much successful designing. IMO, if you expect to position yourself as a guru and make money via book sales and paid ads, you’d better ALREADY be living an exceptional life.

If you’re still a young punk figuring it all out, i.e. myself (and I think you as well) blogging is more useful as a means of pushing yourself, organizing your thoughts, and immersing yourself in a world of people who either have done or are doing what you want to do. Peer group effects matter.

Finally got around to your archives, very good writing and mindset. Keep it up and good luck.

-APM

It’s amazing how many people just can’t write a paragraph. Starting a blog, contributing to a forum or even just drive-by commenting are all great ways to get to a point where you can quickly fire off an email that doesn’t make you sound like a retard.

Currently working on a write-up of some stories about my grandfather for your latest project, I think it’s a great idea.

Cheers,

Frost

theprivateman March 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I resisted blogging for a long time. Ironically, I’m a professional writer with a solid portfolio of published work.

But when my last writing contracted ended abruptly, I had some down time and figured it would be a good time to start writing consistently.

It’s been a good exercise thus far. Writing every day is important for practice and maintaining critical thinking.

Also, learning WordPress is a good career move.

NomadicNeill March 8, 2011 at 4:56 am

One thing I’d point out is to decide early on if you want your blog to be a source of revenue or just for your own benefit.

This will help you decide whether to stick to regular posting schedules, network with other bloggers, advertise etc.

Some people beat themselves up for not treating their blog seriously or like a job. But if you aren’t getting paid for it and don’t have plans for that to happen in the future then you shouldn’t worry about it too much. Better to focus your energy’s on other ways to make money.

I see many people trying to make money online through blogging but as far as I’m concerned it’s one of the least efficient ways to make money on the internet. Far better to offer services, create products or set up membership websites.

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