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Blazing My Own Trail  

It's both a strength and a weakness, my propensity to do things my own way. I'm one of those folks who can analyze quickly and change path accordingly, which sometimes is good and sometimes isn't so good. Admittedly, I have been far too distracted by the Entrecard community and have been having loads of fun building a money machine for harvesting and selling ECs. That's good, I guess. The downside is that I'm not really building any long-term value with my Entreniche blogs.

I see lots of advice about making money online in the emails I get from blog subscriptions and the blogs I visit while dropping cards. I read it, comprehend it, and then proceed to ignore it. I don't read John Chow or Problogger and I'm not a student of blogging or making money blogging. I tend to follow my own muse and am more than happy to not do the same things that everyone else is trying to do. From past experiences I have learned I enjoy idea creation more than idea implementation and that's not likely to change.

Even the way I write my blogs goes counter to the experts' advice. Honestly, I'm bored to tears by most of the blogs I see, what with their carefully formatted regurgitation of somebody else's ideas. They might end up making more money with that approach than I do with mine, but it's not a road I care to travel. Truth be known, I still write primarily for myself and the few folks who care to follow my musings.

Over time I expect I'll find some additional ways to make money online and they likely won't be the ways that the crowd has chosen. And if that means that I spend most of my time off wandering on strange unmarked paths, hatchet in hand, then so be it. After all, it was adventure I was seeking, not fame or fortune.

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4 comments: to “ Blazing My Own Trail

  • Used Cell Phones
    March 15, 2008 at 5:21 AM  

    sounds like you just need to find your "niche"...

  • LJP
    March 18, 2008 at 5:28 PM  

    I agree with your post entirely. Why be like everyone else? Boring! I like reading blogs where people are being honest and being themselves, whatever that may be :-)

  • Michael
    March 20, 2008 at 11:23 AM  


    it's good to be and stay true to yourself.

    And: a man got to do what a man's got to do!

    If you're more on the creative side, you might consider outsourcing as a way to turn your ideas into real products or services.

    You cthen could set up an Affiliate Program,t o let others sell you creations.

    Everything is psossible.
    Even if your go your own way.
    Like i do ...



    PS. Found you via Entrecard

  • Mark Wilson
    April 14, 2008 at 4:53 PM  

    That post describes me to a T.