Bloggers who earn money like to tell other bloggers how to earn money. It’s what we do. We like to think our way is the best way and share our success secrets with others. Here’s the thing though, what works for one blogger doesn’t necessarily work for another. If there’s one thing I’ve learned these past few years it’s to use other bloggers’ experiences to experiment with my own blog, but find my own formula for success.
Every time I read another blogger’s thoughts on how to kill a blog, I feel as if they’re writing about me. My sidebar is cluttered, my SEO sucks, and I’ve been tweaking my navigation for months (though judging from your mail it’s better now). Here’s the thing….this is the formula that works. The monetization works, the navigation works and the search traffic is bigger than it’s ever been. I’m going to keep tweaking, because I’m the kind of girl who has to try the couch in every corner before committing to a permanent location. However, I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong – even though others may not feel the same way.
Here’s my piece of advice to you about blogging for a living: Take everyone’s advice into consideration but find the formula that works for you. No two blogs are alike.