Learning to Blog – True Slow and Steady Entrepreneurship

I always love when people ask me what I do. I use to give all sorts of convoluted answers, but now I just simply say I’m a blogger. After they close their gaping mouth, they then start trying to ask questions which basically ask the question, How do you do that?

Of course, the real issue is that most people don’t understand the type of blogging I do. Most of them just think of their wife’s blog or a family blog that they might know about. They don’t realize that blogs have an amazing power outside of just sharing stories about your family.

The other assumption that people make is that as a blogger I JUST write stuff. While I guess at it’s core, writing blog posts are essential to blogging, there’s so much more to creating a successful blog.

I’ve been pondering on how to share the knowledge I have with other people that want to do what I do. At first I considered teaching a summer course, but finding a location and the right pricing model made it so I never did it. A few recent happenings have prompted me to basically create a new premium blog that will teach someone how to blog.

It will probably take me a few months to create, but here’s an off the top of my head outline of the topics I want to cover:

-Choosing the Right Blog Topic (Passion)
-Key Points to Setting Up a Blog (plugins, hosting, platform, etc)
-Creating Great Content
-Marketing the Content
-Monetizing the Content

There are a whole lot of sub-topics under the above topics, but you get the idea. I think it shows the real core of what you need to be a successful blogger.

My approach is different than many other people. I won’t be claiming any get rich quick scheme. In fact, I’ll do quite the opposite. Blogging is the epitome of slow and steady entrepreneurship. However, done consistently over time it can have amazing rewards!

I just wanted to put this out there. More details to come in the future. If this interests you, let me know in the comments.

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5 Responses to “Learning to Blog – True Slow and Steady Entrepreneurship”

  1. Joe Morgan Says:

    I’m very interested.

  2. John Says:

    Awesome Joe. I’ll let you know when it’s up. It will take a little time to write, but I fleshed out a more detailed outline last night. It’s looking pretty promising.

  3. Mark Says:

    John, I’m interested too – you’ve the site up and some social media accounts.
    Any news on a launch date?

  4. John Says:

    Hey Mark,
    I should have finished it already, but got busy with some other projects. I’m about half way done with the content. I’ll see if I can push through the rest and get it out this month. Maybe sooner. We’ll see what else distracts me from it. I’ll send you an email once it’s done.

  5. Mark Says:

    John, sounds good. Thx.