This topic isn’t the first but it is another sequence regarding my thought about blog and blogging.
Blogging is not job or work for me, it is hobby, an activity that I like to do. Speak honestly, when I starting this blog years ago, I didn’t have any vision about / for this blog future. My first thought for this blog only as media, a place for me to speak up whatever I have on my mind, passion I want to share. And now, without my realization, this blog is almost a decade with me. I can feel this blog is growing up together with me.
Not long ago, I had gotten an offer to monetize my blog through third party by putting advertisements. It sound interesting because I can host my own blog and at same time generating amount of money. But somewhat I was doubting whether to accept or decline the offer.
‘In order to attain something one’s must willing to let go another thing’
Having new source to generate money is tempting, but beside money I don’t see any positive reason to monetize blog. I afraid once make blogging activity become part of job, it will turn to be something burdensome, not fun and stressing because I would start to worry about stats and traffics, followers and contains…..
Sometimes I do also feel little jealous towards some bloggers who earn money through their blog and seem to have wonderful life. They are free and have very flexible time, while me, I stuck with my daily routine. Perhaps this is one of my ugly side and I won’t make any denial about it. Again, I always believe there is no such thing called as free lunch. It is not like I don’t be grateful for my job (since there are many jobless outside there) on contrary, I feel okay and satisfied with my current jobs. I enjoying myself with my jobs, I have one full time job as white collar, two part-time jobs, my own business and these jobs are enough as my earning sources.
So, what do you think about blog or blogging activity?