There are lots of reasons to blog, and many bloggers start with visions of making lots of money blogging. In fact, when I ran into a very nice group of women at Panera last week who were familiar with the Brainzooming blog, one of the first questions they asked was whether I was making a living off the blog. My quick answer was, “No.”

But then again, making money was never the direct motivation for starting a blog. Instead, what sustains me in blog writing is the desire to share the many blessings I’ve been given (learnings, lessons, experiences, wisdom from mentors, etc.) more broadly.

The “pay” is learning someone benefitted from a blog post because it helped them get unstuck creatively, develop a new strategic approach, or consider an innovative way of approaching an opportunity or challenge.

Last week, it seemed as if I got paid for blogging nearly every day. A few examples:

Not sure what in the post would get her excommunicated, but let me tell you – based on these four messages alone, last week was a very high paying one for my blogging efforts!   – Mike Brown

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5 Responses to “Is Blogging Worth It?”

  1. Mike, as a fellow blogger, I agree with you. It isn’t always ALL about the money but often about a sincere desire to help others and pursue your passion. Taking that route has a payback, just not always a monetary one.

    People don’t always understand or agree with that philosophy but that’s ok. Everyone should take the path that seems right for them.

    I’m a new subscriber to your blog, like what I’ve seen so far.

    • Mike Brown says:

      Thanks Karen – there definitely are a lot of different reasons for blogging, and some of the more subtle ones certainly don’t get the attention of the get rich quick reasons!

  2. Juliana Joie says:

    I love the way you value blogging. I, too, want to blog to serve people’s needs. My blog is for helping to inspire people with chronic illness-or not-to live their best lives. We all matter, and we all have gifts to contribute.

    Thank you so much for generously sharing yours!

    • Mike Brown says:

      Thanks Juliana for the comment and the very nice shout out on Twitter that was part of the inspiration for this post!


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