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Readers Poll: What Is Your Blogging Motivation?

June 12, 2007 by  

It’s time for another round of readers’ poll. This time I’d like to ask the bloggers among you – what is your blogging motivation?

If you ask me that question, my answer would be ‘Money’.

That’s one of the major factors that motivate me to continue on blogging. Being an Internet marketer and working full time online myself, I can’t help but to spend my time and put the efforts on things that bring some financial rewards.

Realistically speaking, I have to pay the bills and can’t afford to work for nothing.

BUT fortunately money is not the only thing that motivates me. If it is, I wouldn’t have cared about my posts quality and whether they impart some new and useful information on my readers.

I would have Kontera ads, write pay per post in every topic conceivable and put blinking image ads all over the place just to squeeze every cent out of my pages. Money as the only motivation leads to the creation of sploggers. It may generate some income in the short term but that won’t last long.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying those who put Kontera ads, or write pay per posts in their blogs are sploggers. These are valid ways to monetize a blog but only if they don’t distract the positive users’ experience.

I’ve rejected Kontera and permanent third party image ads before but I definitely do not discount their relevance in blog monetization and thus there’s a chance that I might still use them here at Sabahan.com in the future.

I guess I also have a passion in writing to share my experience and teach others how to make money on the Net. The combination of these two, i.e. money and passion in the subject are what kept me going – churning articles one after another day in day out.

How about you? Please cast your vote and share your opinions in the comment section.

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Comment by Kay Kastum Subscribed to comments via email
2007-06-12 14:00:32

I think an honest quality content will bring you money with the right ad placement. Sort of like ‘Karma’ I guess. But I have yet to achieve that… he he

 
Comment by pablopabla
2007-06-12 14:03:54

Believe it or not? The original reason I blogged was to improve my English!!!

Comment by Mgccl
2007-06-12 21:50:50

xD.. we are the same!
but I don’t see any improvements >.

 
 
Comment by Sazkul
2007-06-12 21:33:14

Popularity..superstar!!

 
Comment by tk2
2007-06-15 03:14:15

pablopabla,Mgccl;
We are in the same ship!After taking the Japanese course, my English turned upside down.Last week I had a mock interview in English and it was …speechless.

 
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