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How Personal or Controversial You Have To Be

I was reading a story about a mom blogger at Dooce.com and how she has pretty much spilled out her life journey on that blog. It looks like there is everything from parenthood to issues with alcohol and employment. There was an interesting note about the whole story and how she eventually started to make about $40,000 to $60,000 a month through advertisements on the blog. Essentially, her readership started to skyrocket when she began to blog about some extremely hard times in her life.

What that topic brought up was how it basically took something extremely negative in order to garner the attention to produce what she has today. As well, I was watching a video interview on how so many mom bloggers are writing part time to make themselves an income. When you think about it, would the same have held true if her story was simply bubbly and happy instead? My guess would be probably not.

Kind of reminds me of a lady on this panel before where the topic was about Internet communication and she was specifically writing about dating and her personal relationships online. Apparently, it wasn’t until she had some kind of a big fight with her boyfriend that she started to get thousands of visitors and attention. She even said it seemed like no one cared too much when everything was all and well.

That should make you think too if you were planning to do something like this where you figured it would be nice to earn an income from it. If you are specifically aiming to make it a career of sort, you pretty much have to be prepared to spill yourself in some way. Unless you are already a big name or have some kind of network to leverage off of.

And you know, for those of you who are in debt too, this can actually be a good way to help you get out of it where you will be scrutinized by hundreds of people and at the same time possibly earning some money while you’re at it. Example, talk a bit about your finances and your goals. The possibilities are endless for a wide range of topics too. But if you are to learn anything from this it’s that everyone has a story to tell and if you are willing to reveal it you never know where it can take you personally and financially. Just be prepared for all the negatives and positives that come with it.




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