Have you ever asked yourself why we take the time to write in our blogs? Let’s not fool ourselves because we all know that maintaining an active blog takes time, a lot of time, and effort. It’s not all about the research needed to write the post, or even working out the SEO, unless you’re using Market Samurai. No, blogging also involves marketing, hitting the social media networks and commenting on as many blogs possible.
Those who have been blogging for awhile know fully well how much time and effort goes into it. While many have given up because they’ve found it was a lot harder than what they were made to believe, from all those get rich quick stories, many still soldier on.
- So, do we do it for the money? Ha! How many of us are actually making enough that it covers all the time we’re putting into it?
- Maybe we’re doing it for the fame? So how’s that working for you, are you getting noticed yet?
Well, don’t sweat it because we’re all in the same boat and most of the people who tell you they’re not are lying to you. So why the hell are we such dedicated bloggers? Could it be that we love it? Yeah, that could be it because blogging isn’t all hard work, there’s also the thrill we get when someone links to our post or gives it a Tweet. And let’s not forget how great it feels when someone comments on our post and we get a real conversation going. Yeah, the interaction that comes with blogging is pretty cool.
But I reckon the best ever feeling is the moment just after you click submit. You’ve read through it looking for mistakes and everything looks perfect so you click submit and when it’s finally published it hits you. If I was looking for an analogy I reckon the closest one would be comparing it to when you’re dying for a leak but there’s nowhere to relieve yourself and so you hang on and hang on until you see it! A restroom! So you rush in knowing that at any moment you’re going to wet your pants. You run up to the urinal, ladies in your case you’d be rushing to the loo, fumbling to get your fly undone. You whip out your member and let it rip. Ahhhh, the sweet sensation of relief floods over you and for a moment you’re thinking that the sensation is almost as good as having sex. No, really? Shit, must be just me then.
So the post hits cyberspace, I’ve had my first cosmic orgasm but I haven’t got time to just sit back and with for the euphoria to dissipate. Nope, if I want the next rush to happen, the one I mentioned earlier that involves getting tweeted and commented on, I need to get my ass into gear. Time to hit the social networks and promote the heck out of the post. Time to also hop onto as many blogs and leave a comment so that I can get some backlinks, oh and I best make sure their killer comments so that it may generate some traffic. Let’s not forget to send an email to my growing list too and while I’m at it why not ask them to give the post a Tweet just to generate a little more interest. Yeah that should about cover it. What? I should do something else? Well, just don’t sit there gawking at your monitor like stuffed mullets, tell me what the heck else I should do?