We really outght tell them the rest of the story. . . . 🙂
If you’re thinking about being a problogger, folks don’t tell you everything you might want to know about it. You might see what looks exciting. Take a looke a little closer.
Glamour is only glamorous from far away. I sit at my keyboard writing this at 10pm tonight.
Those 940,000 hits I just looked up by my name on Google aren’t fun or interesting when I want play or read instead of write another post that’s due tomorrow.
If you become a problogger you will find
- that you have to explain what you do to every person you know over and and over and over and over again. . . . I tell my mother-in-law I write spy novels. It’s easier.
- that every job you get will take longer than you thought it would. I don’t know how this happens. . . . It’s a Murphy’s law thing.
- that occasionally folks who become your fans will send you email and expect you to stop your work to answer them over and over and over and over again. . . . . Unfortuantely, telling them you’re in the middle of blogging a spy novel won’t work with them.
- that you’ll still have the same problems with traffic and stats that you had before, escept they’ll feel bigger because now you think about losing money.
- that no one will be as excited as you are that you’re finally a problogger.
So Why Does Anyone Do It?
We do it because we can’t NOT do it. Blogging is something that makes us better. It makes a connection that is more than what people can see on the surface. We do it because
On top of it all, a problogger gets paid for that.
Okay, so it’s not so glamorous, but with a payoff like that the work is sweet, when you can get it.
Don’t just sit, there. Help them out. 🙂