Is your dream to be a Super Rich Blogger like me.
Being a Super Rich Blogger
Well, I have some news for you. I am not super rich from blogging. It has been a while since I have posted. In the eyes of Google, that is a very bad thing!
Two days after Memorial Day weekend, my 17-year-old cat passed away. This shook me to the core. Why this pet, I can explain that. I have lost many pets, but this one, I just don’t have that answer yet.
I’m Going To Quit Being A Blogger
I started writing down everything that I was involved in that had to do with being a blogger and I was ready to pull the plug. I was done!
Being a blogger is a lot of work. Go right ahead and read those books “Earn $1000.00 a day blogging!” There is so much more to it than that.
I am a dog blogger. What does blogging really involve? Passion, 1st and foremost – what is your passion? For example, I have been tossing and turning in bed for the last 2 hours. It is now 4:22 am and here I sit at my computer writing a blog post. It’s what happens when you decided to become a blogger.
Dreams of Blog Posts Dance Through Your Head
There is a lot to learn when you choose to become a blogger. As I mentioned before Google, well I hate to say it but they are king when it comes to the blogging world.
Once Upon A Time
Once upon a time, I had 10 cats and 5 dogs, and a full-time (40-50) hours per week job. I was not blogging at that time . I hated my job, I had worked there for 15 years and nothing was going to change but the amount of work.
Then It Happened
Photo credit www.cchumanesociety.com
I decided I would become an official dog trainer. I’d been training dog all my life, so why not go to school for it and get the credentials. I was still working full-time and finished dog training school. So in all my brilliance, I took on a weekend job at a major pet chain.
Now I was working 7 days a week, through pure exhaustion. This lasted about two months. I took on personal clients, OMG why didn’t I do this sooner. The money from personal dog training was great.
Then IT happened. Medical issues started to affect my ability to stand for long periods of time. There were days that just trying to get out of bed would knock me down. What was going on? No, no don’t feel sorry for me. We all have things to overcome, this is just mine, and it’s part of why I came to be a blogger.
Being a Blogger Is Not All Roses and Dollars
There is a lot to learn when you want to become a blogger. You can be the best writer in the world. Be grammatically perfect. That’s not what it takes to be a blogger. Trust me on this.
What Does It Take To Be a Blogger
Passion, commitment and an understand of what it means being all alone with your computer.
Read all the books you can even the ones that say you can “Earn a $1000.00 a day being a blogger”. But also learn how to take pictures, what keywords are, and what keywords means when it comes to writing a blog post.
Get to know your passion, get involved in groups that also enjoy your blogging passion.
I did, one of the best things I could have ever done being a pet blogging is getting involved with BlogPaws®. They are a great group of pet bloggers that want to help the world understand the human-animal bond and how important it is.
Involve yourself with Facebook Groups that have the same passion you do. You will learn a lot.
Learning the Blogger’s Technology Today
There is a lot to learn. If you want people to read your blog you need a twitter following and you need to post to it regularly and be social. It’s not called social media for nothing. You need a Facebook Page, Google+ Page, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and don’t forget the ALL important email list.
I’m not trying to tell you not to be a blogger. I want you to know that these are things you need to know. Get with your groups, ask for help, make online friends and you can do it.
Final Words of My Wisdom Of Becoming A Blogger
Learn everything you can first, write as many articles as you can before you start that blog. There will be days that you stare at a blank screen and have no clue what to write.
Be social, and yes there will be expenses. Budget what you think you can start with and go from there.
You will also be bombarded with so much, be picky. There is a lot to learn, but you can do it if there is a passion burning inside you to be a blogger – then do it.
Yes, I understand this post has little to do with dog training, but dog training is what made me become a blogger. Do you have a burning passion? Run with it, become a blogger! Just do it with your eyes wide open.
Oh, and by the way, when you’re not in bed at 3:00 am expect your significant other to ask “What are you doing?”
Paws & Wags
Suzanne Dean, ABCDT and Mary d Dog