Its Sunday and its time to unplug and get into a different blogging mode, when I become too personal, and, give insight into blogs and the bloggers.
I received a mail asking why OCAAT doesn’t display any advertising banner.
Well, thank you for your mail, I am honored that you went beyond just commenting and asked this question via email. One Cent At A Time doesn’t display ad, for the lack of better words, advertisers don’t yet consider us worth of investment.
Next question I ask myself, do I consider my blog worth reading? I couldn’t convince myself. I do think readers won’t lament missing out on one of my posts. There’s just too many of finance blogs. No one will miss One Cent at a Time if I stop writing tomorrow.
But on contrary to my anticipation, last Tuesday, 09/20/2011, OCAAT had its largest number of visitors and page views on a single day. In last one month, I have set this record more than 4 times, a sure sign that a number of followers are on the rise.
Should I be jumping with joy now? Perhaps No, because any seasoned blogger shall tell you that this is the fact for each one of them. In the first year, almost every blogger sees a steady growth. It stagnates afterward and less brave quits as a result.
Unless a blogger is able to produce different content or same content with a different perspective why should other people be reading that blog?
You ask yourself a question, why do you read blogs? It’s definitely not for reading a news. There are a number of reputed news channels out there. People read blogs to get a new perspective on a well-known fact or news. People look to learn from other people through blogs.
I expect a blog writer will provide personalized perspective into a credit card review but, mostly I find bloggers copying card features from the credit card issuers and presenting with just a different sentence formation. I get pissed off!
Readers, have you come across a post or written a post which you want to share with fellow readers? Feel free to insert links in your comments.
Aaron Hung says
very interesting view on how bloggers quit after awhile. I guess in order not to quit blogging, don’t see it as a money making machine but just a fun hobby
Exactly Aaron, I till now, am writing for fun, its my hobby and a tool to increase my own knowledge. So far my knowledge increased tremendously.
Hunter @ Financially Consumed says
Hey SB, stick to your guns. Opportunities will come. I won’t be compromising either.
Hunter I will send you the speech, still I don’t think you’ll ever need that. 🙂 all the best
Sb. If you stopped blogging, you would be missed.
Thanks Hunter! Fortunately no such plan as yet 🙂
Thanks for the mention SB! It’s easy to get discouraged if we only focus on stats and money. The more we blog for fun and for helping others, the better imo.
I second that Sydney!
I would miss you! I think you have excellent content. Don’t worry about advertisers they will come.
Hey Niki thanks, no I am not quitting! It was a self introspection.
Doctor Stock says
Hey… I enjoyed the reads this week. Thanks for putting this together.
thanks Doctor! What about the market next week? What do you anticipate?
Doctor Stock says
I anticipate further volatility… no crystal ball here, but I did give my followers some hard numbers. For example, if the markets break below this support level, watch out… they’ll go to… and they did. I’m noticing a new level of resistance and support now. Meanwhile, they get tossed round within those perimeters rather violently.
I am sure these are interesting things to consider for stock traders and short term investors. Unfortunately I am not in to trading stocks. I know people make a lot of money trading stocks, but its beyond my reach at this point.
Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter says
I agree. Blogging should be a hobby and the money you make from it should be considered a bonus. You need to have fun with it or you won’t last.
I agree with Nikki. I would miss you too. I really enjoy your site and like she said, advertisers will come. Just give it a bit more time. It took me over a year to get anything worth while.
I wouldn’t stress about the money. I make $0 from my blog but I keep writing because it makes me feel good. You know how runners get a runner’s high? I get a writing high. Do I wish I got paid to do it? Absolutely. But for now, I’ll just settle on it as a hobby.
You have great content and a wonderful perspective. To paraphrase, if you keep writing, they will come to you.
Thanks Jana. I was not complaining about lack of money here..thanks for the comments and praising my blog.
101 Centavos says
Advertising will come in its own time. For now, you’ve been putting out some good and informative comment. Keep at it!
Yeah I am not worried, thanks!