I want to first start off by saying I enjoyed doing my post yesterday about online safety. I did it because a fellow blogger wanted me to highlight some of the safety hazards of posting pictures online. So, I did😊. But then to my surprise, it created negative emotions in some people. I had noooo idea that would happen! That definitely surprised me😕. I merely wanted to let people know the good and the bad side of posting photos. when you are giving out information, it’s important to answer questions and be as thorough as possible. It never hurts to be aware of your surroundings. Everyone is adults, you can make your OWN choices, I’m just the messenger.
Okay, now that I got that out the way , I’m going to probably stir up more emotions😏(including my own). I wanted to talk about a word I find to be taboo in the blogging community. MONETIZATION! I can’t figure out to save my life why that word makes people so angry. I had posted up a Motivation Monday that showed a chart of how some bloggers were able to succeed👇
When I posted it up, I could tell it made some people uncomfortable. When I see this picture, I feel happy! Why? Because these 10 people didn’t become trapped! Trapped in the cycle of poverty! Trapped in the cycle of a 9 to 5 job that they hate. Trapped in the cycle of getting paid minimum wage or below! Trapped in the cycle of getting bosses that treat them like crap because they feel like they can😭! Oh boy, let me calm down😩. Hahaha😂! Why is it that people don’t want to see someone accomplish anything. What’s wrong with entrepreneurship? What’s wrong with someone being compensated for great work? What’s wrong with getting paid while doing your passion? And I’m not saying that everyone has to monetize. If you’re happy with your job, and using it as a hobby makes you happy, then more power to you👍. But, why are you going to make someone else feel guilty because they hate their 9 to 5 job, and they want to be compensated for their work/ passion in their blog? Why are you encouraging people to stay in poverty or a job they hate? Instead of being jealous, why not make it a new goal to get out of whatever is trapping you in your life. Goals is what keep us alive. It gives us purpose and meaning to this life. Stop sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. Get up and fight. When life pushes you down and try to destroy you, lay down, cry, bleed, scream, and pray! But don’t stay there. GET UP! Why? Because if you plan on continuing on with this life, you have to get back up. If you don’t, life will totally take you over. And you should want some control over your own life. And you can’t do that sitting around being jealous or judging others. Lastly, why is it that no matter how great someone’s writing is, or how much someone needs the financial help, nobody suggests they should monetize their blog? Why? People on YouTube do it allllllll the time. And people don’t really care that much. But with blogging, people feel a particular way. I’ll be honest. I’m not in a lot of need for financial help right now. I’m not rich, but I’m accustomed to living humble. And since I’m a humanitarian, I find joy in helping others. I’m not able to help those in need financially, so I try to give back in other ways. But, if I ever decided to monetize my blog or YouTube, it’s because I’m in bad financial need. And I’ll be the one to say that if any of you writers are in need of money, don’t be afraid to monetize! Okay, my rant is over😄!
Monetization is like a fought over treasure😄.
My points for this post is the following:
- Monetize is a taboo word in blogging
- The word often bring negative emotions
- Stop being jealous
- Set some goals in life
- If you fall get back up
- Don’t be afraid of entrepreneurship
- If you’re in financial hardship, don’t be afraid to monetize
Discussion- You read my rant, now it’s your turn to be heard! Is the word Monetization a taboo word to you? Do you think that great writers deserve compensation? Do you believe in entrepreneurship? Do you get angry at the word? Do you suggest someone in need should monetize? Remember, we can disagree without being rude, this is supposed to be a stimulating and fun conversation amongst us bloggers! Reply in the comment section below👇
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