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I don’t talk much about blogging on this website. After all, this website is about homesteading, not blogging.

So if you aren’t interested in blogging or my blogging journey, no problem.

I won’t talk much about it all year long, so don’t worry. This is a rare thing on this blog.

But for those of you that might be interested in making money online with a blog, listen up.

I want to tell you why I started, how I learned to blog and what my result is so far.

Why I started blogging?

I started blogging for several reasons, which all work together to make blogging one of my favorite things to do.

  1. Homesteading is a passion I want to share with others.
  2. I love take photos of things I’m doing around the homestead.
  3. By sharing what I am doing on the homestead, I am more motivated to get things done and accomplish my homesteading goals.

How I Learned to Blog:

I started just like everyone else: scouring the internet. I had thought about starting a blog for about a year before, but I just wasn’t sure if I could do it.

Would anyone want to read what I have to say? How would I get my message out there?

So about November 2016, I decided I would start a blog and just give it a try. It is cheap and easy to start and it would give me a creative outlet.

I started this blog on January 1, 2017 with 4 blog posts. It was exhilarating and nerve racking to put those posts out into the vaste internet, but I did it anyway.

I continued to learn and grow throughout the next 2 months. I was like a huge sponge, absorbing everything I could about blogging and online marketing.

Then, at the end of February, I found out about Elite Blog Academy (EBA) and signed up. It was a big investment into this new blog, but I thought it would be worth it. My husband agreed and off I went.

All year long, I worked on EBA and posted 3 times a week to this blog. I found that this blog, which I thought would just be a creative outlet, could actually be a business. I also found out that I really love blogging.

How is it going, one year later?

So now I have been blogging for over a year and I am so glad I started. In fact, I wish I had started sooner.

I have grown so much in homesteading and blogging. I love teaching people as I learn and accomplishing the goals we have as a family to become more self sufficient.

I am making an income (still small, but growing) and I have so many plans for the future.

Why should you start a blog?

Well, that is great for me, but what about you? Should you start a blog? Maybe.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you passionate about a topic that you love to talk about constantly?
  2. Do you have a unique hobby or interest that you would like to teach others about?
  3. Do you enjoy writing to express your feelings?
  4. Would you like to make an income from home to support your family?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in starting a blog.

It doesn’t matter if your interests are about homesteading, soap making, raising goats, carpentry or any number of topics. You can blog about anything you are passionate about and succeed.

If you are still with me, I would like to invite you to sign up for this free blogging PDF: 10 Mistakes I Made When I Started Blogging . This will add you to a small portion of my email list that is interested in blogging. I don’t want to bother those that aren’t interested.

Since this isn’t the focus of this blog, I won’t be sending out alot of emails. But hopefully what I send will help you decide if blogging is right for you and some tips to get started. You can miss some of the pit falls I fell in by letting me help you get started. It’s quick and easy to start and you decide how serious you want to be with it.

Here is the link for the blogging freebie. I know it will help you start your blogging journey.

Good luck!

Julie Gropp

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