Friday, May 22, 2009

What should I make my blog about? (Feeling introspective)

I'm feeling like I should blog; the last two posts, besides being BLATANT advertisements - you're welcome Mountain Dew!!! - weren't exactly inspired. Not to mention the fact the month of May is almost another page in the history books and I have a whopping 2 entries to show for myself. And they're both uninspired advertisements!

I've been contemplating what it means to 'monetize' my blog ... I recently got the idea that I could make money off my blogging efforts. Like to the tune of $30k a year, which although I would not get rich off of that, it would be quite the supplemental income.

But how do I make my blog one that makes money? I've never really gained much of a following on any blog I've ever kept up for any length of time. The most following I've ever had is on Twitter, which is awesome, but it's not going to pay the bills.

One thing I learned about successful bloggers is to find a niche and cater to that niche crowd. Totally makes sense. Trouble is, EVERYTHING interests me - and the things that fire me up the most are the most controversial and will most likely get me fired from my current job! That would be bad.

I'll have to ruminate about this some more, do some soul-searching. I also know it's best to write what I know about ... hm, that gives me an idea ...


  1. Sarah... the most important things I write on my blog are those about which I have some passion... that wat, I always look forward to writing. I seldom advertise, as you will see ;)

  2. The next thing that you will need, Sarah, is a plan of how you are going to monetise your blog.