AdSense, Two Cents, Quit Blogging
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After three months of blogging and completing the Yakezie Challenge, guess what I have to show for it? Two cents! That’s right ladies and gentlemen. I have two, big, fat, copper Abraham Lincolns to my name. This startling fact made me reassess my latest side project, Buck Inspire. Should I quit blogging?
Outmanned and Outgunned
Wake up and look around you! Look at all the firepower! You have CPA’s, lawyers, real estate experts, stock market traders, MBA’s, and PhD’s! Who do you think you are and what do you think you are doing? You can’t even hold a candle to them! Who would want to read a blog from you?!?!
You have a job. You have bills to pay. You have a wife to take care of. You have to think about a future house. You have to think about future dependents. You have to worry about aging parental units. You have to worry about retirement. I can barely keep everything together now, what happens when life happens? What now Sherlock?!?!
Addicted to Blog
Lately, everything I do is blog related. Wake up, check blog emails, forums, any comments? If so, comment back, read and post on forums, read other blogs, comment, prepare for my next post. Go to work. Do some work. Sneak off and check blog, comments, emails, forums, and throw in some social media. Break for lunch.
Read and comment on other blogs. Read about SEO. Tweak my site with new plugins. Ride an elevator, check mobile apps for visitor stats and new comments. Go home for dinner and repeat above processes at home. Take a break to chat with wife, squeeze in a movie or a sporting event, and then back to the blogosphere. Eyes heavy, maybe I better sleep… Need to catch up on one more blog, one more comment, one more forum topic. Nearly pass out on my laptop before I drag myself to bed to repeat the process the next day. What am I doing with myself?!?!
Six Figure Pipe Dream
You’ve heard all about the superstars, John Chow, Shoemoney, Problogger, Copyblogger, Yaro, Steve Pavlina and their six figure dreams come true. Well guess what, at this rate (two cents in three months), I’m gonna have to string together several lifetimes to even make a tiny sliver of that. Pipe dream? Delusions of grandeur? Am I on crack? I know, I know, don’t quit my day job, right?!?!
If you are fortunate enough to find something you are passionate about, it practically occupies your every moment, and you don’t even care if it brings you an extra two pennies, count your lucky stars because you are truly blessed. If this isn’t you, keep the faith, work smart, be aware, and hopefully one day, your dream will come true, too.