How 1 Year of Blogging Changed My Life

flickr staircase photo by Flipped is now officially 1 year (and a few weeks) old, so let me sum it up: blogging is awesome. It has changed my life, but not quite in the way you’d expect.

Blogging For Dollars: Not So Easy

For starters, I haven’t made one dollar from blogging. This is considered a major failure by many but not to me. More on that in a minute.

The main reason I haven’t made money from blogging is because I find myself at odds with the “make money online” mindset. Many (but not all) marketers in this so-called niche are not actually trying to help you make money, they’re helping themselves make money by selling you something to believe in.

Does “$250,000 per year or more by working just a couple hours per day” sound realistic? This is an actual quote. What part of your psyche do these outlandish offers appeal to? Read more