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Overheard on #Blogchat: Blogging as a Fun Business (@justicewordlaw)

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Do you participate in #blogchat? Every week, this weekly discussion on Twitter focuses on a specific topic and bloggers everywhere are invited to join in. Because I often have more to say than what will fit in 140 characters, every Sunday night (or Monday morning), I post about some of the most interesting #blogchat tweets. Join the conversation by commenting below.

(Still confused? Read more about #blogchat here.)

This Week’s Theme: Open Mic!

When there’s an open mic night at #blogchat, the conversation often hits on a huge array of topics. Before I had to leave this week, I think this one summed up exactly how I feel about blogging:

@justicewordlaw: I treat my blog like a business but a very fun one

We spend a lot of time strategically planning out every blogging move. How can we find new readers? How can we get readers to subscribe? How can we optimize for search engines? How can we make more money. Strategy after strategy after strategy…

It’s easy to lose sight of why we blog in the first place. We wanted to get out of the rat race! No matter what your niche, you don’t blog because you want to hate your job. We start blogging so that we can work for ourselves, have a flexible schedule, love what we do, follow our passions. We blog because we love it.

Sometimes, we get so caught up in treating our blogs like businesses that we forget that this should be fun too! I think it’s important for every blogger to love what they do, and you don’t have to compromise that to make money. In fact, from what I’ve see, the bloggers who love what they do, who have the most fun with their businesses, are the bloggers making the most money.

Thank you, @justicewordlaw and #blogchat for reminding me how important it is to enjoy your blog business!

Allison Boyer freelance writer and content marketing consultant. She also runs the food blog The PinterTest Kitchen with her mom and sister. You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (@allison_boyer) or contact her at allisonmboyer@gmail.com.


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