Last night I went to the Sheffield Bloggers Network meet up (@sheffblog follow them on twitter) and shared a room with like minded individuals, even bumping into friends. It’s weird when you sit down for a pint, open a blog and the very person who’s blog you are reading calls out “lash” to you in the bar. Talk about timing. Looking at you Pat Pinder (@aSteelCityman)
The talks were friendly, interesting and informative. The only problem I have is the concentration on monetisation of blogs. Which is great in itself if you blog about health, beauty, fitness, football and maybe weddings but I blog about my mental health. So I have difficulty seeing how I can turn my mental health issues in to a small amount of income. The thing I’m interested in is building an audience, a following of people who read and react – negatively or better still positively – to my blogs.
Karl, who is a great guy- health, well being and fitness instructor. Pointed out that I could monetise my blog by talking about holistic therapies and things connected to condition in life but we will wait and see. It is a problem I will grapple with in time.
People have always praised me for my honesty and openness in my blogs. It’s all I can be. My mental health issues are what the are. Sometimes I don’t feel like blogging but I do, it is in a way a form of therapy in itself.
As the old saying goes- “a problem shared, is a problem halved”
I want people to share in my highs and the lows that I experience in my everyday life. So my personal mission is to blog at least once a week to once a month and see if people find me and find something I say worthy of them to read.
Well let me know what you think and follow me and my misadventures on twitter at @lash1978
Any question feel free to ask me on here or email me at – firstname.lastname@example.org