This isn’t the regular ‘hard-to-digest’ blogging article. You know what I mean, the stringing of technical words to confuse the newbie ; overhype of something a 7-year old can understand and the other blahs. This is me with the straight-no-gimmicks face. I want you to know what’s up.
The tides changed gears and suddenly, everyone wants to become a blogger. I know that pouty face. I ain’t for judging, I am for truth.
I am Esther Adeniyi and this is my fifth year of blogging.
1. Blogging isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme
No blogger made cents the first week. Yeah, right. It is a thorough Internet ‘sontin’. I am invariably saying that it is not for the faint hearted.
2. No investment, no success
That ‘somborri’ that told you that you need no dime to get a dime in blogging lied to you. If you aren’t buing a domain, you are buying your blog template or paying for traffic (Facebook is actually crazy, in a bad way) or etc.
3. ‘Aproko’ blogging is only a niche
I am a little bit vexed if all you think of blogging is gossip. Cat bloggers, personal bloggers, family bloggers, relationship bloggers all do blogging. Now that you know, when I tell you that I am blogger, ask of my niche, thank you. You can be a ‘I hate shit’ blogger!
4. Blogging can pay your bills
Jon Morrow is the classic example of bloggers whose life mission is to debunk the idea that blogging cannot be your only job. Now, listen. Hardwork, persistence, resilience are important. Nobody gets rich overnight. Actually, nobody.
.The other stuff no one told you – I have closed down my current blog twice only to reopen the next day. Yes, it is addictive. Serious blogging is addictive.
Who is Esther Adeniyi?
Esther Adeniyi is a graduate of Chemistry from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She is currently on her Masters in Organic chemistry. She hates pears with passion, will kill for rain and accept a proposal with a purple rose. When she isn’t in the laboratory, she is on her blog.
You can also find her on Facebook as Esther Adeniyi.