When Blogging Becomes More Than Just Bread and Butter

Blogging is definitely one of the many means of earning money online. However, there is more to blogging than meets the eye. There are many passionate bloggers out there, who blog not just for the money, but also for their love for blogging. I started off as a blogger about 3 years ago, not for the passion, but for the money. I had a software job, which I had to quit as my family was relocating to another city. In the new place, blogging was one of the few options I had for earning a living. However, during this blogging journey, something happened. A breakthrough! New doors opened! Doors which I hadn’t known to exist! Doors that led me into discovering more about myself.

This article is a glimpse of some of my experiences as a blogger. This could be helpful for all the budding bloggers who’ve just embarked on the journey.

Blogging made me believe in my opinions

During my initial blogging days, I used hesitate to write my true opinion about something, just because a majority of the other bloggers had a different one. Since I was new to blogging, I spent several hours going through blogs from experienced writers. Many of these articles, were not mere blogs. They were gateways to the writers’ hearts, their thoughts and emotions. I was inspired by the way these writers expressed their views. They did not beat the drums because everyone else was doing it. I wouldn’t call them rebellious, but they strongly, yet politely, just stood up for what they believed in. It slowly dawned on me that a blogger does not necessarily have to opine what everyone else is opining. He needn’t be rude either. Putting forth opinions, in a manner that will not hurt anybody’s feelings is the mark of a skillful blogger.

And slowly I started paying close attention to that little voice within, which had something to say when I was blogging. It made me feel happier, stronger and more confident.

Expressing Ideas

As I progressed on this road, I soon realized that I was able to express myself better when I write. I started composing little poems and write-ups for my family and friends, for their birthdays and anniversaries. They seemed delighted and touched. The contentment I got, seeing the glow in their eyes, when they read the poems, is inexplicable. All these incidents further led to strengthening my bond with blogging.

A means of learning

One of the biggest advantages of blogging is the opportunity it provides to understand and learn various subjects. Technology was my blogging niche, initially. However, I also had the opportunity to write on subjects related to finance and real estate. Finance and investments were never my cup of tea. In fact, I even detested reading articles related to these fields. But when the opportunity came, I had no way out, but to swallow the bitter medicine. I started spending hours, poring over finance related blogs. Lo and behold! I soon developed a sweetspot for the subject. Thus blogging helped widen my knowledge base too.

Blogging for money is not at all a bad thing. However, if blogging puts a big smile across your face, then it’s just the right thing!

This article has been contributed by Trinity Nick, who’s been blogging for about 3 years now. While technology is her main niche, she has written articles on various other subjects as well. Currently, she is working on a project for CashforGoldUSA, a part of CJ Environmental Inc., one of the largest precious metal recycling corporations in North America. CashforGoldUSA has as well been testified by Fox News as a company that pays “3x more cash than the competition.”.

38 thoughts on “When Blogging Becomes More Than Just Bread and Butter”

  1. I guess every blogger goes through such stage. I myself have been “out of the game” for a few weeks now. Sometimes passion takes root in strange places

    1. PPC Ian says:

      What a great guest post! It just goes to show that you can get into this business for one reason but then see it take you so many places you never envisioned. All great stuff and all great reasons to get involved in blogging today! 🙂

    2. These are the stages which is applicable in every field. We call it as learning stages.

      Nice to see that you are keep pushing yourself hard enough to get your goal.

      Still long way to go.

    3. John Rampton says:

      I think we all go through it, I totally find myself going through the same motions

    4. Sometimes it’s better to stop blogging about blogging and start just doing.

    5. I’ve been out of the blogging game, at least on my once main blog, for more than a year now.

  2. Hey Trinity, I became a blogger for just love blogging and want to improve my English skill. I think that, if you want to make money from blog, dont only think about it, write about your love and money will come.

    Thanks for your article!

    1. John Rampton says:

      Your English is really good, can’t wait to see your site live!

      1. When’s that going to happen?

    2. Yes, man. Writing is equal to getting money.

  3. Hey Trinity,

    Nice to meet you through this post. John Chow in his book also warns that blogging without passion will likely not be successful. It’s great that you discovered so much asbout yourself through blogging.

    That picture of the sandwich has way too much butter if that’s what it is.

  4. Eric says:

    Hi Trinity,

    Blogging for money is not bad. at least you jumped into an opportunity, some people on’t have the guts to better themselves.
    Good luck!
    I’m curious to read your financial blog, send me the link when you can.

    1. Yes I would also love to read your finance blog.

      After you said that this was not your first love. Please share with us.

    2. John Rampton says:

      I would really like to read it as well, send over a link

      1. Nice, pleaese send a link to me as well.

  5. i have had a few different blogs over my career and i have found that when I blog because i love it rather than just for money, I tend to have a better experience. It helps to have passion in a niche that you can make money at as well.

    I have had a couple blogs in previous industries and just never got into them even though they had a good market and potential for income.


  6. John do yo do any kind of title modification in case of guest blog post ?

    1. John Chow says:

      If I think the title can be improved, I change it.

      1. Yes you arr master in giving killing titles.

  7. George Tee says:

    Most passionate bloggers would do blogging for having fun and making money with it is just the second thought. All newbie in blogging had experienced what you had too. There are bloggers who work with just one topic though some work with more. Visiting and researching other blogs that you want to focus more helps you learn more until you get comfortable with the topic.

  8. Work online says:

    John i prefer you are master in giving killing titles.you are great from anything.

    1. It is simple, any one can giving killing titles. Especially john.

  9. fas says:

    WEll passion is what keeps you going, no doubt.

  10. Good post. I absolutly love blogging because I love writing. I’m not an expert writer but I always make good points in my posts and people seems to love it. I think I could blog for a living but it will take time, I definitely dream it though!

    Traffic is key though.

  11. ary says:

    Thank you for the wonderful and inspirational stories, It is very touchy, and within 3 years becoming a successful blogger, wow that is awesome, I’m on my 3rd years, and still struggling how to improve visitors.I have tried many things, from back linking software, PPC, blog commenting etc, but still the results far from encouraging especially Google is tossing around their algorithm, it would be nice if you share your revenue from those 3 years of blogging, so that we can learn from you and beside postng originally content, what else is your technique, are you working alone?Do you have assistant, or family members to help you.So far I did it own my own and still taking me long hours to work and get that traffic.But thanks for sharing

  12. Allen Walker says:

    I especially like that blogging helps your learning in a big way. Being a strong advocate of constant learning and accumulation of knowledge, I can say that blogging has helped me to expand my horizons in ways that would not have been possible otherwise.

  13. Clay Burt says:

    I would agree with the learning! People contact you about something vaguely related to what you do and then you end up learning all about that topic or finding just the right resource… both people win!

  14. Lots of butter there on that bread and butter sandwich.

    1. Lol. You are true. Lots of butter here.

  15. Work online says:

    I absolutly love blogging because I love writing.

  16. Work online says:

    I accept This article is a glimpse of some of my experiences as a blogger. This could be helpful for all the budding bloggers.

  17. One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about blogging is learning how to connect better with people through my writing. You can really see the impact of things like well-written headlines, bullet points, and more, by the number of comments and post views you get. It’s a super valuable skill to have, and getting out there and blogging seems to be one of the easiest ways to learn and improve!

  18. Mitu rosu says:

    Hi there.
    About this post, it’s really nice.Thanks for posting it.I would like to read some more informations about what
    you wrote in this article.It helps me a lot with my businesses, inspires me.

  19. I believe that when one blogs because of passion and not just money, that’s the time when the content will be at its best.

  20. Work online says:

    I would really like to read it as well,but keep more sharing.

  21. Work online says:

    I really like bread and butter food.

  22. singer divya says:

    l would say the comparison of blogging is really too good.

  23. I think that when blogging becomes bread and butter, we can eat bread without butter, but without bread, we cannot eat butter.

    So, same it goes to blogging.

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