It would seem blogging is just about money. At least that is the sad message I get from top bloggers. I set out to find some articles on “how to blog” and ran that search in several search engines.
Mojeek how to blog
Duckduckgo how to blog
Millionshort how to blog (this with the top million sites removed)
(All open in new tabs.)
I found one or two. The vast majority of those articles all involve money and they fall into one of two camps: 1. articles written to make money on affiliate sales for blog hosting and domains, 2. articles about how you can start blogging in 20 minutes and start making money, oh and buy our ebook, sign up for our course on making money by blogging.
And don’t get me wrong, I don’t begrudge a blog that has one or two ads on it, so long as they don’t get in my face, and I don’t begrudge some blogger for using affiliate links if they are going to link to a product anyway. It’s when the quest for money starts dictating the purpose of what we write, the purpose of the blog, and I start to have problems with it.
Does anyone know of or has written a “how to blog” article that is not about the money? It could be for beginners or more advanced bloggers. If you do, post a link in the comments, or ping me with a URL. I’m curious. Thanks.