I have to be honest, I started blogging because I needed the money. Before the recession, my money flowed like a river and I spent, spent and spent. However, after the great economic meltdown, money started to trickle in. I scaled back on spending and I had to learn how to manage money. It also made me realize that multiple streams of income is necessary in today's economy, so that's when my blogging life started.
You would think my blogging life has gone smoothly with money flowing in and I have thousands of subscribers, not! Blogging is hard, very hard. You have to market your blog, come up with fresh new exciting posts, market all the time, learn new techniques, and did I say market all the time, well I will repeat that again. As far as money is concerned, if you are really good at selling and lucky, you can make money from blogging when you first start. For most, it takes years to make a decent living from blogging.
When I started two years ago, I thought at this point I would have thousands of pageviews, subscribers and money, but I don't. My husband thinks blogging is a waste of time and I should concentrate on other aspects of my business, but that is not as important to me anymore. I LOVE BLOGGING! I have made new friends and it has opened up to me a whole new world of opportunities. My computer skills have improved, my writing, even though I'm not the best writer, has improved. This experience has made me want to take an English or grammar course at a community college to become a better writer. When Diary of a Debutante, asked me to take up this "why I blog" challenge, two years ago I would have been asking my husband to help me write this piece. I blog because I want to share my knowledge of fitness and frugality and I hope this blog can help someone become a better person too.