I wonder what it would be like to be a professional blogger. To sit and write about stuff. Important stuff, I bet. And how would one become a professional blogger? Are there job advertisements in the paper for bloggers? I understand that there’s even some kind of blogging convention in Las Vegas, or someplace.
My blogging is done for fun but I wouldn’t mind getting paid to do it. Actually, I wouldn’t mind any job that would get me to write more often. Most of the time I have a problem with coming up with things to write. I used to think I’d write a lot of fiction, but then I thought what if I wanted to sell it in the future?
I do come up with some good article ideas but they take time and a lot of effort. My “Nostalgia” series is put on hold because there’s a lot of pictures and research that I need to do, and I don’t have time to get it done. Now, if I were getting paid to write it, then it’d be done already.
But those are the joys of having a hobby I suppose.
Right now I have web logs on five different sites. They’re all the same right now. I write it once, then I send it out to different ones. I have a sixth one, too, that’s supposed to be dedicated to gaming things. Let’s see: WordPress, Live Journal, Blogger, Microsoft Live, and Xanga.
I like WordPress the most. I get to see all kinds of stats on what’s being searched for, which pages get the most views, how many people are visiting a day, and I can preview all the porn spam before anybody else gets to see them. Xanga is also pretty good, in that I can see who is visiting, not just a number. I’m not keen on Blogger at all. I see no stats at all. I don’t even know if anyone’s ever seen my Blogger page. I have a soft spot for Live Journal, too, even though it’s not easy to navigate or tell what’s going on with it.
Sometimes I think I shouldn’t just mirror one blog and send it out to the different places. I think I should dedicate each site to a different blog. Like I do with the gaming site. But I really can’t think of that much to write about, and I don’t have the time to figure out what should go where. So, for now, everyone gets the same.
And sometimes I think I should just stop. Am I doing anybody any good? Am I providing people with something worthwhile? Am I just a rest stop for a search site’s web spider? Do I fulfill a purpose?