I used to blog because I never did write diaries or took notes and it was comfortable doing the same on the PC with notepad (Yuck!) .
Well, trying to say that everyone has a different and unique reason to blog. After all what is it that motivates you to sit in front of the PC and type rapidly entering all those random thoughts into bullet points? There’s got the be the carrot somewhere isn’t it? Let’s see…
- Fame for the blog (Behind the scene masters)
Some of us like Dosh Dosh or Daily Blog Tips, are more heard of by their blogs name and not theirs. It is one way of motivation – to get a brand of yours to the top into a recognizable one among the crowd. And when you are the man behind it you get sort of a satisfaction from it isn’t it? A large part of such bloggers remain anonymous or in pseudo names.
- Fame for the author (Publicity freaks)
While in some cases, it’s the other way round. People blog because they want to get popular themselves. These guys are lucky , they are likely to see dreams where they have their portrait super imposed in the on the front cover of Maxim, or The Week for that matter. (Ahem..Ahem!)
- Money from AdSense (Wanna be John Chows)
Some smarties blog because someone told them about the little Google magic! Blog and ye shall receive!
I fact, the larger population of the internet is after this formula and end up being a “hypnoticed” follower to an AdSense guru or Affiliate Marketer.
- Status as the Guru (Smitten by Rand Fishkin)
Some people blog so that they can become something that they never were. Gurus. AdSense gurus, SEO gurus, Social Media gurus and what not? Name it and you have them. Spend a little time with them and they ask for your money. You say no and start being a guru yourself. (May differ according to situations)
- Living from money online (Hail Shoemoney and the cheque picture)
Some people are damn lazy. All they wanna do is earn some quick cash by doing no work but anything that will get them money. They sell affiliates, sell services on Digital Point, click their own Google AdSense ads and “make money online”. They are the most clever out of the whole bunch.
- Appreciation for writing (Attention Deficit Syndrome)
And then there are those serious guys out there who failed to impress publishers on their writing skills. They write stories, poems etc.
- Platform to express your thoughts (Introverts)
Some people express better while they type on keyboards. They never talk loud or join discussions. But they are superstars in the blogosphere.
- Brand Marketing Service/Company (Hoardings)
These guys would have a company, a brand to promote and they see Rand, or Nate and jump in. Jason branding the “Mahalo” flower all over social media is an example of good (?) branding. But this is a very good and effective strategy seen in the recent times. At the end of the day you have a clear brand with good recall value and also the “potential clients” read your message as well.
No wrong ideas please. Please take this post in the right/left/non sense, and don’t ask yourself the question – “Which category would you fall in to?”. Seriously.