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Blogging About Your Life and Making Money

Let’s be honest, I don’t know if the question is can you blog about your life?

The real question is can you blog about your life and make money?

That’s what we are going to answer in this post but before we do that we have to understand why people spend money.

Why Do People Spend Money?

You’re probably thinking this has nothing to do with you wanting to blog but it does if you want to make money.

You don’t know me but you have to trust me.

Or don’t.

Whatever.

Anyways, people spend money because they like to have problems solved.

It might not always seem like a problem but it is. It could be really small or it could be extremely big.

You buy a Snickers because you’re either hungry or you want to get rid of that craving. Both of those are problems you want to solve.

If you see the world as every transaction happens because someone is trying to solve a problem it will change how you view business in general.

So what does this have to do with blogging?

Well, blogging about your life is kind of like being on reality TV show. However, with reality TV you get entertainment.

There is a problem being solved there as well. Maybe it’s boredom so you need to watch something.

To get people to read your blog they have to believe that you’re going to solve a problem for them.

But a blog about my life isn’t meant to solve a problem.

And that’s the problem.

Think of how many distractions people have to deal with daily. So many brands are throwing things in their face.

So many people are trying to get their attention.

On top of that, they have problems on their mind.

Now here you come telling them to come read your blog where you talk about yourself.

Have you ever met a friend and you were so excited to share something with them but all they did was talk about themselves?

Actually, every interaction you have with them is them talking about themselves.

It sucks.

That can be you and your blog.

So does this mean it can’t work for you?

Do you have to give up your dream of being a world famous blogger that loves to talk about themselves?

No.

However, you might have to change your approach.

How to Blog About Your Life

It’s simple. If you’re trying to get someone’s attention they are going to want to know what’s in it for them.

Why should they bother giving you any attention?

If you can solve a problem, then you’ll get their attention and I think that’s the approach you need to take about blogging about your life.

Instead of sitting down and talking about what you did today, you need to think about what obstacles you overcame.

Today almost sucked. My boss was being a dick but then I decided to have a chat with him and explain how I see things and it seems like he has a better understanding my world.

Okay, that’s great. You can go into detail about what led you to think that this was the right approach and what you actually said to your boss. The more detail you can give the better because there is someone out there that has the same problem.

They want to know how they can get their boss to stop being a dick to them.

If that seems simple then that’s what it is about.

When you watch certain shows or movies you know if something is going to be good or bad depending on how well you can relate to the characters.

Talking about your life can make you more relatable to your audience which gives you a leg up on other bloggers, but that doesn’t mean people will want to come back to you over and over again unless you are doing something for them.

And that doing something has to be solving problems.

If you can do that then you’re onto something.