15.2.08

Review Your Blogging Experience

How serious do you take your blogging? Are you a personal blog enthusiast writing about family and pet affairs? Or a social butterfly kind of blogger? A shopper blogger? Or maybe you are one of those money bloggers who see the dollar sign in every nook and corner of blogosphere.

Well, it takes all kinds of bloggers to make up the blogging community.

After one or two years of blogging, maintaining one or several sites, most people will reach a point in their blogging life whereby they need to sit back and review their blogging experience.

No doubt they will wonder what the hell they are doing in blogosphere! Are they making something out of it or none at all? Or are they just enjoying themselves in a narcissistic way as a blogger?
Like anything in life, having a self-appraisal in regards to spending time blogging is a good thing. Review your blogging experience and see which direction you are heading. Are you at the crossroads of blogging or cruising along nicely on that easy road?

Now know very well that there are a 100 million or more bloggers on this planet. That's a huge figure and still growing. In other words, if you decided to pack up as a blogger, it won't make one dent. You won't be missed. The blogosphere keeps on spinning while you go your way.

Given this perception of an "endless" stream of new Netizens starting their own blogs or websites, you can be sure that there will always be another noob or sucker joining the community of world bloggers everyday.

Most of us would have gone through this phase and learned from our blogging experience but the newbies will keep on coming, eager to grab opportunities and so-called good advice that are being offered because they tend to be easy targets.

I'm not saying all these offers are bad but one can never be sure especially when you are new to the game and still learning. But certainly there are scam artistes, snake-oil merchants, multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes, sham contests and other shady deals.

Sadly, all of them will continue to reap some kind of harvests out of these newbies.



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15 comments:

troy said...

I agree that there are many "bloggers" out there looking for dollars. Maybe they should just Blog and mix in a little business. I look at Blogging as fun and informative. I also ty to mix in a little business, but not too much

online equity trading said...

It's sad to see so many people making their fortune off those who don't know any better.

Selling free information, bogus products, etc...

There's always some sucker out there, and until these people educate themselves (or figure things out the hard way) things won't change.

Stock Market For Beginners said...

There will always be newbies and there will always be people willing to try to take advantage of them. It's too bad but its true

Chevy Camaro Guy said...

With the internet growing very fast, it is getting harder and harder to get traffic to your own personal blog. I started mine about 7 months ago and got suckered int to it, for now I'm not getting that many hits. But I do have faith, I think if I keep at it my blog might get better traffic. Keep at it folks!!!

anwar said...

as a noob myself, i take pride on the fact that i did months of research to get the ins and outs of this blogging deal. . . i'm not a pro, but i definitely have a level of knowledge higher than most noobs.

Markk said...

> Anwar: Doing research is good for you. You should learn a lot with your positive attitude. Wish you a successful blogging journey. You're not a noob, you're a newbie learning the ropes.

lilyruth said...

Its true to know people are suckers to this blogging network I myself am hopeing I will not get sucked into anything I cannot handle altho I will not lie Im such a dummie and still new to all this blogging stuff but thanks for the heads up.

SEO expert said...

The unfortunate thing for newbies is that not only are there scam artists hawking mostly useless/rehashed products, these newbies also have to sort through a lot of information from forums and blogs... this blog not included of course ;-)

This information overload can get the best of a newbie and cause paralysis from analysis.

The thing to remember is that "There are no shortcuts". This simple statement will help the average noob steer clear of get rich quick programs.

Piper said...

When I first got started in blogging, I purchased a few information products with a lot of skepticism. 3 out of the 4 were garbage (I won't mention names because I'm not looking to slam or advertise anyone). The other one was actually quite good, though, and the amount of time that it saved me made it easily worth what I paid for all 4 combined. People continue to buy the "how to make money" stuff because it actually is working for someone, even if a lot of people end up getting screwed.

Jay said...

Sadly, this will always be the case. New users are unfortunately easy targets

Tamas said...

Well but for my case I write blogs on my life experiences and its a kind of mental relaxation for me!!!

MAC said...

I don't think there's much we can do about it. Internet is growing widely each day, and each time a new way will come up. It's up to us to be prepare for what might come after this.

Jeremy Womack said...

While I certainly agree that there are shady individuals, preying on the newbie blogger, I think that's the same through out any industry.

codes and coupons for zappos said...

I think im one of them. You see blogging takes a lot of time. That is why, some are having a problem doing their blogging.

job said...

blogging is one of the ways to meet other people from different countries and share with them new experiences..