Recently, I talked to some young people about blogging. After I had told them how I enjoyed blogging and it was making me connect with people around the world, I got a shocking question from one of them.
What is more intriguing, I discovered that almost all of them were looking at things from the same direction.
The question that took me unawares and I could not answer fully because I did not back it up was:
“After all the joy you derive from blogging, making friends around the world and impacting others with your ideas, what next? Will that put bread on your table?”
I tried to tell them that putting bread on the table was not the most important thing but they told me I was out of step with reality.
We separated without agreeing on the issue. Curiously, they are not the only ones to think this way. Many people think that we need to be able to put bread on our table from what we do otherwise we will have to look for another way to do it.
This issue did not end with our separation. When I reflected on it later I told myself it was better to throw it open to people who master the subject. Of course, there are people who are making a lot of money through their blogs; but how easy is it? Many people do not know how to go about it.
Many people, indeed, do not know what possibilities the web offers to bloggers.Can anybody who is making a living through their blog share their story to newer bloggers?
Are there people who are living through blogging? What are the possibilities of making a living through blogging? Over to you.