If you’re the creative type, an artist, a musician, a photographer, or even a writer, I wouldn’t recommend starting a blog. Blogging is not a great tool for creative people. I’ve found out the hard way. Now, you might call me an anti-blogger.
Starting an online portfolio, or a showcase, that’s different. In fact, that’s my ultimate intention for this site, but I have a writing problem. There’s always another idea, a new topic, another song, or a poem. But I’m a writer, not a blogger, Jim.
Here’s the problem.
Most creative people are not marketers, business people, or experts at promotion. But that’s what it takes to make a blog successful. In order to make it work, you’ll spend huge amounts of time, (and a good amount of money), developing your blog. Then you’ll lack the time for the true work of a creator: the art itself.
Financially, for 90% of us, blogging is a losing proposition, and it’s only about 5% of all bloggers who make an independent income from their blog. Chances are good that those people have to put in 60-80 hours a week. The four-hour work week is a pipe dream. Get over it.
I started blogging to try to get my writing seen, to sell books, to share my story. I played the game and followed all the so-called rules. I wasted too much time playing that game. After making a few book sales, I’ve only spent money.
Now, I’m only keeping a site as a future investment in promoting myself as a poet, writer, and musician. Other than my creative works, I’m not trying to sell you anything, no ebooks, programs, or courses. You won’t find popups, ads, or fake photos here.
You’ll just find me, the anti-blogger. – dse
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