I was inspired by reading through momhood articles, especially those entries made by mommy bloggers. I found solace in realizing that I was not alone in experiencing a roller coaster of emotions--- motherhood is certainly different for everybody. In time, I started my own blog to share my own parenting journey and impart ideas that capture my fancy. I started blogging about fun things that make me happy and things that I feel strongly about.
PR and marketing agencies took notice and I got invitations to cover product launches, to join in brand campaigns and do product reviews. The blogging world enriched my life. I found it easy to make new friends who share the same passion for writing. I was able to connect with other bloggers, most of whom have become my long time, real, mommy friends. I started my career in the blogosphere alone and found these nice people who helped me in my blogging endeavors. They urged me to continue on doing the things I want to do at times when I was slacking.
Running a blog is easy. It is a rewarding hobby that I can be proud of. My blog entries opened up opportunities for me to do sponsored posts. On occasions wherein I needed to provide samples of published work to potential clients, my blog becomes a primary source. Building a blog helped me generate passive income from home after I quit my day job in 2011.
An Engaging Blog is the Endgame
I was looking at creating a blog with a passive revenue so I have started to make blog improvements.
Netizens regularly read blog entries and posting something of value to them will definitely drive traffic to my site. I narrowed my niche to lifestyle and posted on food/travel topics that I am passionate about. I learned that writing articles with catchy headlines on topics that people want to know more about attracts internet users to my site. I've made use of videos and eye-catching pictures to make more engaging blog entries.
Is blogging really worth it? Will it pay off?
Yes, considering that you do it the right way by putting in a lot of work. Making a quality blog requires tough grind and patience. Content is king. In blogging, readers are one click away from you so a well-executed blog will give you leverage.
I sometimes find it hard to stay inspired to make compelling content that stands out. Writer's block do happen, it's an uphill battle. And so whenever I feel overwhelmed by competition, I just tell myself that there are people less qualified than me who blog about things I want to, simply because they started to believe in themselves. Then I pick up my pen and push onward.