Chat Show: Let’s Talk About Blogging

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I’m back with another Hugs, Kisses and Friends Chat Show.  This time around my friend Mari Farthing from Mari Quite Contrary is visiting and we talk about blogging.  There are a lot of mysteries in the blogosphere.  How to make money blogging, blogging SEO,  writing authentically, increasing readership.  The list goes on and on.  Google those topics and you will find umpteen-million blog posts trying to disyper the magic code.

I often get asked if I make any money blogging.  The answer is not yet.  Just because you start writing a blog doesn’t mean that money begins magically appearing in your paypal account.  People who do make money blogging have several different streams of revenue.  Speaking engagements, book deals, selling an ebook, free lance writing for other blogs and publications, ads, product reviews.  And bloggers who make money through these means have been blogging for a long time.  You definitely have to be passionate about it.

Mari and I have some thoughts on the subject of blogging.  So, let’s talk about blogging.  

What do you think?  If you are a blogger, have you made money yet?  Do you worry about SEO?  Do you obsess over stats and likes?  Tell us about it.

7 Responses

  1. Brandi Barnett

    Thanks for the reminder that we don’t need to compare ourselves to the big-time bloggers to have a reason for being in the blogosphere. Being authentic is something I can do. Even if it doesn’t bring in the six-figure numbers, I can share an authentic moment with my readers. I like that idea. Way to rock the interview, ladies!

  2. Chris Carter

    Ya know how I feel about all of this Stephanie!! Here’s the thing- I totally get being authentic and not fighting the good fight for followers etc. But what is SO discouraging, is that so many of us feel limited in our reach for people to SEE us- and perhaps think we have a gift to offer to them. That is the hardest battle- We don’t want to manipulate for all that to happen… we don’t want to end up wilting over spending all our energy pouring out blood sweat and tears to get an audience. ETC!

    So we write, and we do our best and share our gift and hope. LOTS of hope. Sigh.

    I love watching you two talk!! I just want to squeeze YOU Steph!!! SO adorable you are!!

    • Stephanie Clinton

      You know that I know how you feel.
      We pour our hearts out into our posts, then when nobody sees them it feels like punch to the stomach. We want to spend the majority of our time writing but if nobody sees it we feel the need to spend an equal amour of time on social media finding readers. It’s a vicious cycle. That’s when it’s so good to have online friends like you. We got each other’s back. oxox

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