In a world of blogging filled with doubt and sometimes the self-loathing that comes with it, I offer this little nugget of advice. Always plan for the surprised element of success.
You may, one day, either surprise yourself, or a piece of written material may suddenly take of. Or, you get discovered.
I woke up this morning with bells and whistles all over my phone. My blog was blowing up more than usual. Traffic was at a weird level of high so of course I had to wonder what was going on. I had an ad running on Facebook for a PA author service I provided, so initially I thought I was getting some last-minute traffic to that, since quality PAs are really hard to come by these days.
Nope, it wasn’t my ad.
The source was a Reddit post, where a lovely commenter recommended my blog to follow as one that they’d recommend to fellow Reddit users about how to make money blogging. The initial poster referenced that there are a lot of blogs out there talking about how to make money blogging in such, but called out the fact that most of those talking about blogging and making money from their blogs seldom actually do. At least, not enough to make an actual livable income from it.
It was SOOOOO lovely to read something quite positive this morning. I’ll quote:
“I have a blogger crush on Kerrie Legend. She’s the only “blogs about blogging” bloggers I follow and subscribe to. She could tell me to jump off a cliff and I’d happily mosey on down.”