I became a blogger 6 good years ago.
I started blogging in 2013 professionally. That’s 4 years ago.
At times, when I tell people I am a fulltime blogger, they wink and just act as if I am a good-for-nothing-dude. To many, “there is no money in blogging”. Not really far from the truth, only if you’re a part time blogger. But, let the truth be told, “there is little money in blogging.” The fame in blogging outweighs the net worth therein.
To become a fulltime blogger, you need money, time, reputation, brand, etc.
6 good years of daily blogging cannot put good food on your table.
Check out great fulltime bloggers home and away, some 7-9 years of daily super blogging.
The number of years it takes to build reputation as a blogger is just pretty too long. No wonder many bloggers do phase out after some time.
We have a lot of up and coming bloggers posing in the name of fulltime bloggers.
“A blog originally came from the word ‘weblog’ or a ‘web log’. You can think of it as an online journal or diary, although blogs are used for much more now, like online journalism. A blogger is someone who blogs, or writes content for a blog. Blogging is the act of writing a post for a blog.”
A blogger from the above excerpt
“A blogger is someone who blogs , or writes content for a blog.”
While from the same excerpt, “Blogging is the act of writing a post for a blog”.
A blogger is like an online writer, journalist, gossip, editor etc. He publishes for the entire world to read and reference on the blogosphere.
Blogosphere is the space for blogging activity.
A netizen is a citizen of the internet who derives joy in searching for information.
A nethead is same as a netizen. He derives joy in updating the world.
A blogger is that person who can make your wedding, book launch, birthday, occasion etc go viral.
Mistake many ‘up and coming’ bloggers do make:
They feel having a website and posting several works (stolen & original) will make them earn from the site.
What a fat fallacy.
You can have a website that is 8 years old and end up spending over N600,000 on it without making N1.00 from it.
You think just having a website will make you rich?
Go create one and see for yourself.
Ways to identify real and fake bloggers:
Ways to identify fake bloggers
They have never written anything about blogging.
They are very loud.
They indulge in plagiarism with no remorse.
They accept little or no cash for publications.
Ways to identify real bloggers
They have written about blogging severally.
They are very expensive.
They don’t beg you to have your work(s) on their websites.
They are unique.
They are original(s).
They hardly make noise.
They can be very aggressive when they want to argue online on any social media.
They have other channels of sharing their posts.
We have cheap and expensive bloggers anyway!
© SIR A-ONE