I started this my main blog in November, 2004. I quickly decided that I didn’t want to spend my time managing comments. Although I allow them now, I shut off comments for years. Of course that meant my blog/blogs didn’t grow. But it was the right direction for me. Instead I developed other blogs and got into Facebook and then Pinterest. All of these activities take a lot of time to develop and research.
The main person I have learned to keep interested about my blogs is me. And this main blog of kathyberman.com has been suffering because I am using my facebook fan page, Emotional Sobriety, to be my primary 12th step work. So I am going to add ideas and tips for using social media for bloggers here to pick up my interest in the site. I will add a post a week about using social media.
One of my favorite bloggers and one of the first that I followed is Darren Rowse. I found him on his olf blog when he blogged about his church. He went on to become a blogger earning over $100,000.00 from his blogs. The one I read is Problogger where he teaches us wasy to make money by having good blogs. The one he made a lot of money from is about digital photography. You can become an Amazon Affliate and get commissons from products/ebooks/books ordered by your readers from Amazon. And of course you can make a lot of money from running Google AdSense ads.
But the only way to make money from blogs is to have high readership. I am going to give tips today on finding time to blog. Problogger did a great post on how 14 popular bloggers finds time to blog.
My summary for you of 14 Bloggers Share Their Daily Blogging Routines:
1. If you are a stay-at-home mother: Tsh Oxenreider from Simple Mom
2. A person who used to have many blogs but now isn’t on regular routine: Chris Garrett
3. Morning writer as I am who works on blog posts 1-2 hours: Chrisina Butcher from Hair Romance
4. Every morning writer who writes about an hour twice a week for his blog: Leo Babauta from ZenHabits
5. Keeps 20 “on the boil” posts in her drafts folder and sorts her blogs for the week on Monday morning: Sarah Wilson
6. Blogs in advance as I do and writes mainly on Sunday and Wednesday: Neil Patel from Quick Sprout
7. Mother who blogs mainly on the weekend who schedules posts in advance also as she thinks about the content throughout the week which I also do: Nicole Avery from Planning with Kids
8. Blogs in mornings and gets ideas from “new arrivals” pages and from her readers: Tina Roth from Swiss Miss
9. Airs new show every Wednesday and may shoot 4 episodes in one day: Jonathan Fields from Good Life Project
10. Now blogs spontaneously by bouncing idea against a main theme: Chris Brogan
11. Mother who gets up at 5 am and blogs for 2 hours as well as some other times during day and week: Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom
12. Blogs excusively very late at night on weekdays and weekends from 10 pm-2 am: Rand Fishkin from SEOMoz
13. Does daily blog post before 5 pm in New Zealand and produces 365 unique pieces of photography: Trey Ratcliff from Stuck in Customs
14. Writes 2 main posts a week and has general quota of 1,000 words a day for his various writing projects: Chris Guillebeau