Yesterday, I was intrigued by Jennster's question: Do you blog just for free stuff?
1) To force myself to write.
2) To keep a record
3) To keep in touch.
4) To meet new people.
5) Because I hope that something good/more/interesting will come of it.
Listen up advertisers with tons of money, publishers looking for the next funny memoir, potential sugar daddies...
Would I like to pay my mortgage with my blog? YES
Do I want my parents to read my blog? NO
Would I like to review your product? PERHAPS
I realize there's a learning curve, never mind the popularity contest. So far, my expenses of blogging have far outweighed my monetary gain. I've won a few online giveaways, had my business card drawn for a few prizes and received one small check for the ad revenue from this site. But for me, nothing (so far) has been better than hearing the words: I really like your blog.
Now excuse me, I running out to a blogger lunch sponsored by the Hawaiian Tourism Board. Seriously.