Blogging, Programming and Making Money Online

Those are the top 3 things on my “to do” list these days. Of course that is in my spare time, between a full time job, part time job and family.

With a little success I have had in the last year I was able to drop the part time job, and I am so happy about that. I would much rather be on the computer than working for someone else part time.

The problem I run into is that looking at the list, you would think they all go hand in hand, but his is not always the case and I struggle to find the balance in these three items and I would break them down like this.

  • I want to blog more, and better.
  • I program almost naturally.
  • I need to make more money.

Although they seem to be 3 pieces to the same puzzle a lot of time they are not. The key has been to realize that the 3rd item, Making Money, is a result of the first 2 and not an action item.

Typically I sit down to blog, and before I know it I am programming. This is the trend I need to break. One thing that has helped recently is helping others. I have done a little programming and editing for other bloggers, and although you would think that caused more problems, but, it is actually the opposite.

When I help someone else, especially someone who is a good blogger (such as Garry Conn) I see where their focus is, and that motivates me to focus on the blogging, and only program on the essentials.

So here is to my focus, to post more, help more and let the chips fall where they may!


9 thoughts on “Blogging, Programming and Making Money Online

  1. I might not be a bad idea to continue offering programming advise. I did a post a few days about about the WordPress sidebar.php file and it seems like people really jumped on that. If you look at the WordPress forums you can see that there are only two people there who are there to educate and answer questions. I discovered this a few days ago and now try to make it an effort to visit and help people.

    Bloggers are frustrated people. Largely for the fact that we just want to write and soon discover that in order to blog or blog successfully, we have to know a few things about programming… and most bloggers don’t like that. Most bloggers just want to blog.

  2. I agree 100% Garry. I really enjoy helping others although it can be a time struggle sometimes.

    My goal is to get this site in position to help bloggers with the technical aspects of blogging.

    If anyone has a specific issue that they need addressed, please leave a comment or email me.

    cyberocder @ gmail.com

  3. I also own 4 blogs of seo,php,linux and review blog. I used to get some problems initially but its 2 years now i am doing blogging, i am used to it now. I may solve any wordpress related problem.

    Thanks..

  4. I guess many bloggers are facing the same problem like you. Apparently, it seems no matter how well the internet progress, bloggers still need to do some form of programming though some times it could be very minimal. Yet, it is always good to get ready the knowledge in case you need them.

  5. For me, it’s a learn-as-I-go kind of experiences. Part of me wanted to blog more, but I also face many challenges of improving the blog, adding more plugins, and then trying to figure out why it did not work. That takes alot of time. It is hard to find the balance and focus. Like a warrior, we just have to keep going and working.

    Eleanor

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