Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So You Want To Be A Blogger

 So, I saw this new Blog Hop on a Board tonight and I thought it sounds kind of fun.  She didn't give us a lot of details about what she wanted us to write about specifically but she told us to just post about our take on the subject.   First of all, let me just say I have been blogging since 2006, and I started out just posting about my jewelry and then I realized "Wow!, You can actually make money just by blogging and talking about the things that you like or don't like."  I learned everything I know from just clicking around the ads on blogs that I liked and then I was able to find what would work for me.  Trust me, it was alot of clicking, alot of sign up forms for different affiliate companies and such.  So from then, this blog changed more into what it is now.  Basically me still blogging about life, daily experiences, different deals that I see, product reviews, giveaways, etc.  SunEGrl Loves To Shop came about because I am a single girl on a very limited income and I needed a way to make some extra money to have more time to shop.  :)  So, I started posting about mystery shopping jobs and how to become a mystery shopper.  I love posting about that!  I love the fact that I can go and eat or shop for free and then go home and write a report and then get reimbursed for my expenses.  Nowadays, I'm still blogging about Mystery Shopping but I also blog about other ways to make money online, giveaways, and different things that happen in my personal life.  I'm sure over the next few months, I will move more into mommy blogging subjects in addition to the things that I blog about now but I guess you'll just have to wait and see.  :)

So my advice to you is go ahead and just take that step.  Register a blog name, choose a platform, and just start typing.  The rest will come to you.  Find some bloggers that you really like and start commenting on their posts.  Bloggers love that!!  Comments are how we know if we are doing a good job or not.  After a couple of months, start trying to monetize your blog with different ads and just keep networking with other bloggers.  I think Facebook is the best thing that has ever happened to the blog world because it allows us to be more spontaneous in our posts and it gives us instant gratification with comments and likes.   If all else fails, just remember we were once in your shoes and we are here to help if you need us. I really do mean that too.  When I started heavily promoting this blog a few weeks ago, I had around 65 facebook fans.  I started networking with Sweet Pea Savings, Saving Said Simply, Saving Common Cents, and Sweeping in the USA, along with a few other bloggers and I know that I would not have almost 1900 fans if it wasn't for the help that they gave me in the beginning.  In the last couple of weeks, I've joined some groups and met some amazing new bloggy friends and I've been in a few Giveaway Hops that have generated a large number of fans but I know that those original girls were there for me in the beginning and that means so much.

So, get out there have fun and BLOG..  :)



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3 comments:

mglawler said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for linking up!

Janet said...

Great tips for a new blogger!! I guess it would be fun to just jump in and start chatting and learn as you go!!

Dena said...

Thanks! It was fun Janet. That's exactly how I learned. I actually offer a service to start up a blog and monetize it for people but it's so easy that basically anyone can do it. :)