It’s a job like any other job.
What’s it like being a professional blogger? I may be able to provide some insight on this subject. Remember, I’m just a small time blogger learning my craft.
I blog all day long, now. Since Social Security pays my basic bills I can spend all day blogging. I blog on Triond and on my personal blog. I’m not allowed to have ads on my personal blog, so I use it to drive traffic to my Triond Account. This all works out pretty well; but I find my new online career demands that I put in hours a day if I entertain any hope of making enough money to improve my financial situation. What do I do all day long?
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I try to submit an article to Triond every day. I try to read and comment on the content of several of the writers in my network at Triond every day. And I try to blog several times on my personal blog every day. That’s a lot of reading and writing. And it’s a lot of thinking. Blogging all day long means thinking all day long. I’m thinking, trying to come up with something to blog about. I read print and online newspapers to stay informed.
The funny thing is, Triond is the easy part. I come up with an article, submit it, do some reading, do some commenting and that’s it. On my personal blog I have to post five, six, seven, eight or more times a day.
I sit at my work station, listening to classic rock on the radio and drinking beer if I can afford it while I work.
I get up and walk around my small living room/kitchenette to stare out of one of the two windows. I have a corner apartment in the back. The windows face in different directions. I stare out the window that I can see the Cathedral of Learning of the University of Pittsburgh more often. I walk into the tiny bedroom and turn around at the bathroom and then come back and sit back done at the computer.
It’s a job. I love it.