I’ve been thinking about starting a personal blog for quite some time now, but so far I haven’t pulled the trigger. I do A LOT of writing for other blogs and clients and all sorts of other things, but that is really just for the money. A personal blog would be more for fun, though I would try to earn some money from it as well of course. In addition, I could use that blog as another place to send potential clients to show them my writing style.
The down side, of course, is that it would take some time and energy away from growing my writing business. Even if I just write a few posts per week, that is time that I could have spent trying to find new clients, creating new products or other things. Then again, I’ve heard of many people who started personal blogs and found that they could make a lot of money from them.
Anyway, enough rambling on. I am writing this post mainly to try to get some input from other writers. Do you have a personal blog where you write only about things you are passionate about? Whether it is dedicated to a hobby you enjoy, or it is just a random blog filled with your thoughts and feelings about a variety of subjects, I want to hear about it. Please feel free to post a link to your personal blog (if you have one) in the comments below.
In addition, if you’re willing, please answer the follo
wing questions about your personal blog:
- Do you make money from it? If so, how?
- Do you promote it at all, or just write and wait for people to show up?
- What made you start your personal blog?
- How often do you post to it?
Anything else you’d like to share about your thoughts or experiences with personal blogging, please share below as well.
My Personal Blog
If I choose to start a personal blog it would be mostly about religion and politics, which I know are two very popular (oversaturated?) subject. Those are the two topics I could talk all day about though, so I feel if I’m going to do it, that’s what I’d be writing about the most. With that in mind, I’d love to write posts and then ‘debate’ in the comments with others who happen to read my work. I’ve always enjoyed that process, and I think a blog is much more conductive to it than a Facebook post.
So…what do you think?