This is a guest contributor entry.
Many of us don’t know there are close to 2billion blogs on the web worldwide.
Apart from the huge numbers of already running blogs, are you still aware that people create hundreds if not -thousands of blogs every day in Nigeria alone?
Just as people rushed into setting up a blog, the majority of them rush out in less three months. After facing little challenges, most of them abandon the blogs and the rest is history.
Yes… This is not new, it’s really possible.
Newbie bloggers abandon their blogs every day. This is the major reason why you will need to create a blog you are passionate about… that you can give anything to keep it working.
How to Create Your Blog
When it comes to creating a blog and how to do it the right way, we have a comprehensive guide on how to start a blog in Nigeria on this page. Do visit the page and follow the guide as instructed by the author.
Now That Your Blog is Ready.
After following the above guide, let assumed that your blog is ready as it has been set up by yourself or maybe you decided to engage someone to do it for you.
Now you are confused about the niche to focus on.
Each attempt you made to drop a post, makes you feel completely disconnected from your blog.
After putting hours on a blog post, you quickly reverted it back to the draft because the idea in the post does not reflect what you really want it to.
Probably you are unsure if people will like to read your content. Here is a guide on how to create content that people read in case you need to develop your writing skills.
Virtually all the niches you wanted to try are overcrowded and a lot of popular personalities in that aspect making your chances to become slimmer.
Now you started giving up, sometimes you wonder if you should just give up. Moreover, you doubted if all the popular bloggers around went through such stress in the past.
If ‘NO’…that means you are not made to be a blogger…
The problem is because you haven’t decided what kind of blogger you want to be. Could it be Tech blogger, Entertainer, Counselor, Anonymous, Moneymaking or a Personal Development Blogger like me?
You really want to choose one but difficult to decide.
Two Motive of Blogging.
There are two options available for you and the options are below:
1. Money Blogging Motive.
MBM known as money blogging motive is real.
There are couple of reasons why people create blogs and take it for a career job. They committed so much of their time, energy and resources online. One of those reasons is “Internet Money Making”.
This can be said to be the major reason why so many people want to start up their own blogs today.
If making money online is the reason why they choose to start a blog, they are right…and they are not greedy.
Online money is real and thousands of internet users are making money from it on a daily basis.
Therefore, if the main reason for which you want to start your own blog is to make money, you are also not wrong. For instance, most of the cash is earn online are through providing project topics and materials to clients.
2. Passion Fulfilling Blogging.
Do you know that it is very possible to be an active blogger and yet it won’t be for the purpose of money-making?
There are so many bloggers writing and posting because it just their passion and them feel like helping others. The reward for this kind of good gesture is not measurable in naira not even in dollars.
They just have a wonderful idea and feel like sharing it to their World.
In most cases, they are not always full-time bloggers. They do something else to earn a living and only blog for passion.
Which Option to go for?
The influence of Passion cannot be overemphasized when laying your hand on something. I have no doubt that one of the greatest supports to a person’s happiness is passion.
Passion is the major ingredient most successful bloggers have in common irrespective of their blogs’ niche. They are passionate about what they do. They can’t get tired of doing it, no matter how tough.
This is what it takes to be a blogger.
Having a passion for your blog gives you a reason to keep working hard despite the challenges and obstacles. Blogging in a passionate way gives you purpose.
It gives a meaningful structure to your time spent on the internet. It changes your perception of money and dream.
The easiest way to be the type of blogger you want is to follow your passion. What you have the passion for, has a great means of influencing your life and career.
You hardly get tired of it…no matter. Pursue your dream and passion competently and your reader will see you as a genius and thereafter money and other benefits will flow in.
In my own cases, most of the tangible money have earned via this blog were not from my AdSense or affiliate banners…they are cash from selling academic materials.
Therefore, If you can develop a product around your passion, it’s a wonderful thing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Uthman Saheed is a blogger and academic consultant with a high interest in digital entrepreneurship. He teaches and provides academic resources on https://www.myschooltrick.com