The Business of Blogging (Musing)
I want to write about the business of blogging and how we should approach it in this information age that we live in. These are indeed exciting times I should say. With social medias complementing our efforts, blogging in today’s context has never been easier. We are no longer like a fast food outlet opened in the middle of the desert anymore, everyone can see our posts virally through Twitter, Facebook or Google+ in a matter of seconds as soon as we publish our posts.
In fact, blogging is no longer just about personal anecdotes or quirky quotes as most bloggers would tell you today. It used to be just an online diary of our daily musings but these days blogging is a business. People have taken on blogging assignments and have in one way or another promoted products openly or subtly via affiliate marketing. Blogging in fact has developed into a very serious business that commercial entities with products to introduce to the masses have adopted the social media approach as a significant equal to print media.
Business today see social media almost on par as mainstream media, and that significance is unlikely to go away anytime soon. So are you ready to jump on the bandwagon of blogging hoping to strike it rich? Well, the truth is, blogging is hard work. In fact there is a saying, the harder I work, the luckier I get. I think that applies to anything that we do, especially blogging.
These days a blog is created in a matter of seconds around the world, each breathing air and fresh ideas into its online existence. Each trying to scrap off a little of that online gold rush. If you had started your blog early, and if you had timed yourself right, you would be an authority today, garnering traffic that is comfortable for your business. But for the rest of us newbie bloggers, there is still some fine grains of gold left over amidst the dirt, and if you sift through enough dirt, you will eventually find your niche, and find your fine grains of gold nuggets, and build yourself a suitable authority site in the topic that you have chosen.
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