Holy crap! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for ten years!
I mean, if you really broke down the time I’ve spent actually working on this, it would be far, far less…but whatever. Ten years!
I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t given up on the dream of running a blog, even though at times the urge to just call it quits has been really strong. Especially with all of the setbacks I’ve had over time, having to move the blog, having to rebuild after being hacked over and over again…I feel like I’ve come a long way.
Sure, there are lots of bloggers that are doing better than I am in a far shorter time, but I’m happy just to still be interested in blogging. I started this as a project to see if I could actually make money blogging, and turns out I have. Not as much as some of the more motivated bloggers, but enough to keep it going.
I don’t plan to stop any time soon.
There’s no fun in that. Especially after being a blogger for this long. It seems that it would really be silly to give up something that I enjoy.
The Next Ten Years
I have no idea what’s going to happen in the upcoming decade. What I’d like to accomplish is to get this blog back to being a steady stream of side income again (I’ve been quite lazy, honestly) and to get my traffic up to decent amounts.
What does that mean?
Well, that means I’m going to have to stop being lazy about it and actually write content, get backlinks, and level up as a blogger.
Thank you for sticking with me (if you have been sticking with me).
I look forward to bringing you a LOT more great stuff in the coming years.
Oh, One More Thing
I kind of want to have a contest. What kind of prizes do you guys want to win? Let me know in the comments!