Just start blogging about something!?

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Let's say you want to learn something new, for example SEO.

Would it be interesting to start blogging about it and learning on the way and maybe help people, create a following and make some money?

Just brain storming here...

Most important it should be fun...

Is this just plain stupid:confused:

Or could this be something that might just work out of done properly?
#blogging #start
  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I am sure some people have started blogs as a hobby,
    you can certainly post as you learn,
    it will be somehow an adventure for you as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author s1ngular1ty
      This brings to mind the following blog:

      Economics of Learning Economics: How to Learn Economics?

      I was interested in learning more about economics and a little googling brought this up. A blog about a guy learning economics!

      Seems to me to be a brilliant idea. Learn a new interest and then blog about it. If you keep at it it could really turn into a valuable resource. Then you can monetise it and get paid for your hobby!
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    It really depends on what your goals are. If you plan to become a full time online blogger, you should probably have at least a basic idea about SEO and marketing techniques.

    However, if you are just doing it for a little extra cash and to have a place where you can write and pass time, then you can learn a lot on the way.

    Successful marketers often started their blogging journey as primarily a hobby, and they learned along the way. There is really no end to how much you can know in this field, so you have to start somewhere
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  • This is from a statistician friend of mine who once said he chose statistics over math, because stat only requires them to be close, and not necessarily right:

    Chances are, you and I and quite possibly almost everyone else want to learn something and gain beneficial returns upon implementing those things. A friend of mine who was into hardcore extreme sports once told me that only a few people choose to learn things that can make them die a painful death or lose their life savings in a flash, and it was a good thing the latter didn't happen to him while we were preparing for his wake. So, if you want to learn something, there is a good chance that you'll gain beneficial returns as soon as you learn and implement what you learned...

    Using your example, learning SEO and implementing what you learned will provide you the chance to become an SEO expert who can rank pages of your sites, or the sites of others, in popular search engines for relevant search terms. Beneficial returns you can get with this may include good online and service income streams, and the ability to rank Facebook profile pages of your friends in popular search engines for keywords they wouldn't want to be associated with, of course after you go mad with SEO power...

    If it can benefit you, then others can also benefit from learning those things. Documenting your learning adventure and making your detailed experience and discussions accessible to everyone, could also help others. Most of them will greatly appreciate your help, enough for them to discuss with their friends, colleagues and relatives about your awesome greatness and coolness. Most of their peers could also be interested in learning about the same things. You could continuously establish a good, solid network when you also continuously blog about your learning experience...

    This network could most likely be comprised of people prepared to buy your products and services, or other products and services you recommend. You may even have the ability, by then, to convince some of them to juggle 15 grenades while walking barefoot on a tightrope laced with shredded glass across two popular 30-storey skyscrapers in NYC, blindfolded, for your latest viral video marketing campaign...

    To cut this long post short: It's best to blog about your experience while learning things that can only give you and others beneficial returns real soon, and never go mad with SEO power because you'll lose a lot of friends, and never choose to learn things that can only make you die a painful death or make you lose your life savings in a flash, and don't even think of blogging about it if you ever decide to do so, unless your really hardcore!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brooke Milt
    I personally enjoy reading blogs by writers who write about their learning process. It always seems so much more personal and makes learning a new subject enjoyable for me. Everyone is different so you'll have to find what works for you and stick with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal Karim
    If you are passionate about something (whether you know about the subject a little or a lot), there is nothing to lose from starting to blog about it.

    Just the very experience of learning that topic/subject and blogging about it is well worth the effort. That'll not only help you learn more, but help others do the same. You will certainly get a following as there are other people who will find themselves in a position similar to yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenStyle Designs
    GREAT answers everyone! really nice and kind words! Thanks for all the encouragement

    I'm seriously going to consider doing this, I just have to do something...
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  • Profile picture of the author WittyBlogger
    Blogging isn't easy.

    You still need to know how to promote your content through various media. That means social media, forums, other blogs etc...

    It'll take you really long before you get anything out of it, so don't expect 1 week miracles.

    -WittyBlogger
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    7-figure entrepreneurs aren't made overnight. You can make money online with a full time income through blogging and making words crackle with energy. ;)
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  • Profile picture of the author WebmasterLabor
    Blogging is easy if you have a clear map. Sadly, there are too many scammy ebooks and "guides" out there purporting to show you the way. If you truly want to know, here are the basic steps

    1) Figure out what you are passionate about-what kind of topic/subtopic would you GLADLY write about without getting paid? List them all out

    2) Find out how much those topics' CPC rates are - figure out how many advertisers focus on those niches

    3) Find those niches' keywords - look up their competition levels - how many pages are availble for those pages

    4) find niches with LOW competition that you LOVE writing about

    5) Map it out...

    If you need further free help, just PM me. The info is free. Don't be afraid of competition, it's a HUGE market out there, there's enough space for everyone.

    Abundance is a MENTALITY.

    I wish you peace!
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  • Profile picture of the author Premier Plugins
    I'm of the belief that everything you learn or are into could/should be made into some type of site. Chances are, there are many, many people who share the same interests and while surrounding yourself with similar people will not only be beneficial in learning, it will be lucrative if you're diligent with your sites.

    My research has shown that some of the most obscure hobbies or interests can be massively profitable if a site is built around them and monetized. I'd like to have a site for each of my hobbies and internet marketing stuff, tracking progress and having discussions in each. Just don't have the time yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You can start off this way, but in truth you should go into an easy niche and make money from this small niche via adsense and affiliate programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenStyle Designs
    Thanks for all the replies

    If you would start blogging about a popular subject in the internet world that you know a fair bit about and keep providing great info, review products, offer free stuff and just provide a great blog environment that makes people wanna keep coming back for more.

    How long would it take to get a little bit of a following and to make yourself standout, just a little ?
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by BenStyle Designs View Post

    Would it be interesting to start blogging about it and learning on the way and maybe help people, create a following and make some money?
    Yes.

    "The best way to learn a subject is to teach it." - Robert Kiyosaki
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      Yes.

      "The best way to learn a subject is to teach it." - Robert Kiyosaki
      Off topic I really love that sig link, you should tell it like it is
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

        Off topic I really love that sig link, you should tell it like it is
        On topic, it's the latest step in more or less the same thing the OP is talking about: when I first got here, I knew pretty much nothing about IM.

        During the first year, I worried about figuring out what I knew already that people wanted to know about IM.

        During the next year, I worried about learning more IM skills and techniques so I could teach those things, too.

        And during the last year, I've been refocusing and retargeting my business model based on what I've learned.

        Throughout the whole thing, I've hung out on forums and blogs and Facebook and Twitter telling people what I learned as I was learning it.

        There have been good months; there have been bad months. Sometimes I had a lot of money; sometimes I lived in my car. Sometimes I was idealistic and hopeful about the future; sometimes I drank myself into a stupor and carved up my arms with razor blades like some teenage goth chick.

        But wherever I've been and whatever I've done over the past three years, it's all gotten me to where I am and what I'm doing now, for better or for worse. It's not just because of this thing or that thing or the other thing. It's because of all that stuff.

        And that comes full circle back to your post, which isn't really off-topic at all: straight back to the OP, you should tell it like it is. Don't varnish it or whitewash it or censor out the embarrassing parts. The bit you don't want to say is frequently the most important.
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        "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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