Wednesday, 9 April 2014


I like blogging.  I've only been at it for a week or two but it's getting addictive.  I especially like going into my stats and seeing how many people take a look at my blog.  As you can probably imagine, it's not many people, but there's a constant 8 or so views every time I upload - I must admit getting to 28 views in one day was a bit of a surprise, but it made me start wondering.  If I could be bothered posting links to my blog posts everywhere instead of just Twitter (and I didn't feel like too much of a spam artist) I could make a little bit of pocket money from this.  I'm never going to get to the stage where I can live off blogging alone (and quite frankly, I don't want to) but a nice little $30-$50 a week wouldn't hurt me at all.

What's stopping me? Mainly what others would think - would people get annoyed by me constantly pointing to my blog in Bigfooty posts (more than likely)? Would my Twitter followers think I sold out?  What if my views don't improve?  I don't really have much consistancy in the subjects of my blog posts, one minute I'm ranting about my passion in footy (at least once a week) and other times I'm talking about society issues and pumping up my favourite tourist destinations.  Plus there's the fact that most people nowadays insist on using ad blocking software.  I do sometimes, but for sites I respect like That Guy With The Glasses I turn it off - I really enjoy Doug Walkers work and for him to continue his work he needs to get revenue in from advertising on his site. I also do it for Youtube, as content creaters such as JWittz and Johnny of the Super Gaming Bros. earn money from the site and I LOVE the content they create, and would hate to lose them.

This day is also a sad one, with the loss of the Ultimate Warrior James Hellwig.  It was only yesterday I was watching him on RAW in what would be his last ever promo.  Rest in Peace Warrior.

1 comment:

  1. Kerryn, if blogging gives you enjoyment, keep doing it. I think it is good practice to reach your journalism goal.