I was tagged by LeprchaunRabbit to write how I plan to take my blog to the next level.
Blogging has money. That was the brief given to me when I first started blogging. Which is now almost seven years to the date.
I took the brief and decided to move my closet writings out on the blank screens of a blogger dashboard.
But what they never told me was, blogging like every other thing is synonymous with life. And hence extension of who you are in person.
The way making money was happening, wasn’t quite appealing to my senses. To begin with, those horrible adsense ads in side bar made me puke. Writing random sponsored posts still give me sleepless nights.
And asking people to read my blog to increase traffic has still not appealed to me. Funny cause this is something no blogger would perhaps claim.
What was I even doing here? And why?
Questions that hit my mind very early on. I stumbled. I ran from this place. I got terribly scarred by the games that went on.
But I returned. Each time for that scared me inside.
Even today seeing an isolated blogger vying for attention and clearly lost in space and time does something to me. Makes me feel the same pain I had felt all those years. And knowing the next step for this blogger could either be shut shop or follow the herd, I quickly pitch in.
So many of them sustained blogging because maybe (I would like to believe) a random comment, an email or a text helped them survive the initial lull.
But why all this on a bright Wednesday when clearly the idea is ‘my blog‘ and ‘next level‘.
I now want to take my blog to the next level as a place where I can help people build a community through their blog. Understand the whats and hows of community.
Writing can be done in a microsoft word as well, why blog if silos is what appeals to you?
If you have decided to put up a blog, you have made the choice to find a tribe for yourself.
So my next level is this blog i.e The Philospher’s Stone will no longer be just for me. It now has to pay forward. It must inspire people to take up blogging as a serious business of being themselves. In turn blogging and evoking others to follow suit in ways of community
I am now tagging Sam to how he wishes to take his blog to the next level.
I wish to take my blog to the next level with Blogchatter and through Blogchatter I wish many others in turn take their blogs to the next level.
You inspire, encourage, motivate lady! The intent is clear and honest, the outcome inevitable…..successful! Your belief, zest and passion will lead you to your destination. My best wishes and kudos to you for taking the first step towards the larger dream!
Aww thank you so much Kala!
Wow! your post gave me food for thought. You are doing a commendable job at Blogchatter.
Way to go girl!
Keep up the good work & since you’ve got a clear vision of what you wish to do at the next step, may you go places with it.
Thank you so much era! Makes me very happy to hear that from you 🙂
So wonderful, Richa. Thank you for blogchatter.
P.S and this is no joke, write about your schedule. Woman, how are you managing 7000 things! 🙂
This is becoming a much asked for post. Soon!
You are doing a fantastic job of motivating and encouraging hundreds of bloggers out there through Blogchatter. I have personally seen the community grow & must say the growth of Blogchatter has been one of the best things ever! 😀
Thank you so much Aseem. Such great words on this post I am already blushing 😀
Thank you, is all I can say. I have been there, being lost in the blogosphere, seeing senseless sponsored posts and bloggers writing for freebies. This was not what I wanted. Just when I was about to quit, I found my tribe, I found you!!
Blogging is truly an extension of who you are. I am getting there, together with my community , trying to take my blog to the next level.
And I found you. In you so many times my own beliefs get mirrored. Thank you for everything Aditi, now and forever 🙂