Jessica Gottlieb wants to know why I blog. And so I’m telling her (and you).
I always wanted to be a writer, and blogging is the ultimate wanna-be writer high: instant publication. So that’s a plus.
I got connected with a great bunch of women when they launched LA Moms Blog and that was a wonderful experience. I went to BlogHer ’08 and met a ton of amazing women (and some men, too) (and I continue to all the time), which makes blogging the ultimate social-butterfly high: lots of people to interact with, anytime of the day or night.
Motherhood – and let’s face it, Life – can be an isolating experience. Finding a community of people is gold.
The fact that they happen to be a community that embraces tech and talking, well, that makes it like gold with a cherry on top.
There’s also some money in this blogging biz, and of course, that’s not a bad thing. I spend a lot of my time doing this, I treat it like a business and I intend to make money doing it. I run ads on my blogs and I have a deal running deals as well. And I won’t lie and say the freebies are terrible, because they’re not; freebies are just fine. At least most of them are.
But there was a little dust-up last week in the mom blogging community, about what the purchase price of a mom blogger is these days, which you can read about here on the Harbrooke Group’s site.
It really got me thinking about why I blog.
So I want to be clear about this: it was not so I could sell fast food.