A few people have had cause to ask me, “Victor, are you making money from your blog?” The simple answer I always gave is “No.”
When I started this blog, money making was never part of the objective. And it isn’t till this point in time.
But that does not in any way suggest that I am totally against monetising the blog. I am simply saying it is not part of the plan, at least not yet.
You may be a professional blogger, but I am not. So how you see blogging may not be exactly how I see it.
Writing this blog is a hobby I engage in outside my full time job. And like I already stated, I am not making any income from it.
My bills and those of my family are taken care of from income from paid employment. So what is in it for me in this blogging journey?
I would say a lot: more than I had initially anticipated and definitely much more than time and space would allow me delve into in this short post.
From the outset of my blogging journey, I wanted to share my thoughts on the issues of life with anyone who would care to read. I was convinced that what I had to share could make life better for someone out there – one way or another.
To a large extent, that objective is being achieved. The feedback I get from my readers and critics alike convince me of that.
And for that I’m very grateful and also very encouraged to keep the blogging flag flying higher. As you can see, I am not about to quit on my blog mission.
However, beyond sharing my thoughts and being a blessing to my readers, blogging has become a journey of personal development for me. By that I mean my life has been improved in many ways since I took up blogging as a hobby.
I have learnt new things, improved on my writing skills, acquired new skills, met and interacted with different kinds of people from different places around the world – including avowed atheists.
I have inspired some people and I have also been inspired by many other people. I have defended my faith, read several insightful posts, gained vast knowledge in many areas of life and so on and so forth.
And I am still developing!
Now you have an idea of what I have been talking about!
Right? Yes, thank you.
In a subsequent post, I will expasiate on some of the many ways blogging has helped my personal development. Thank you for reading.
Do you agree that blogging is helpful in achieving personal development goals?
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