Do you ever wonder how many blogs are out there? Well according to Wikipedia, 'as of 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence.' Wow that is a lot of blogs...lol. those are a lot of thoughts, and ideas flowing out into the blogosphere on a regular basis!
However that brings me to the question why do we blog? Some people blog to make money, and my understanding is that it can happen, but it doesn't happen for everyone. I wouldn't even have a clue about how to go about that...lol. I know it has something to do with having a popular blog (great content), which brings in readers, and then once you have a good readership that can bring in advertisers. I'm sure it is more complicated than that, but that is my limited knowledge on the subject. However with 156 million blogs since February 16, 2011, and there are more being started every day how many of those blogs will make money? I don't know what the exact number is, but I know it won't be all of them...lol. So then why do people do it? I know how much work I put into my blog, and I don't do reviews, I have yet to do a give away, and I'm sure all of you out there that do the reviews, regular give aways, host blog link hops, and the such are probably doing more work than me.
So then why do we do it? Say, say, just SAY, I mean I don't have a crystal ball or anything, I can't read or tell the future, but just say, your blog doesn't provide with you with an income that will allow you to retire at 45, and live a fabulous life. Then why do it? Well I can tell you why I do it, and probably why the
We want to share!!! We want to share our thoughts. We want to share our lives. We want to share our hobbies! We want to share our endeavors! To some they may feel blogging is the only voice they have to express themselves. We enjoy connecting with other bloggers! It becomes like a community, and we just want to be appreciated for what we create, write, for our own unique voice. To know that others feel the same, thought the same or went through the same things as us.
So what are your thoughts on the subject? Are you making money with your blog? Is that your goal? Are you like me, and just like the community aspect? Or are there deeper reasons you blog? Inquiring minds want to know...lol.