I started blogging back in 2005 after I got married, but that was unofficial. I took blogging seriously 2 years later and bought this domain, my very first, another year after. It’s been that long already and I’d say blogging these days is far different back then. With my own reasons, allow me to enumerate the differences:
Back then, I blog because I want to. I share my thoughts willingly. Now, I blog because I earn. Well, that’s a part of it. I’d be hypocrite if I’d deny that fact.
Back then, I blog everyday because my thoughts are continuously over flowing. I didn’t care if it was written in Tagalog or English. I didn’t care if it had wrong grammar for as long as it’s shared from the bottom of my heart. Now, I blog everyday because I need to update my blog. Because I need traffic. I need updated posts. Otherwise, I’ll lose my PR which happened during the last Google PR Update. Maybe I should look into a service that provides free content for websites if I run out of things to write about.
Back then, I blog hop because I enjoy meeting people online. In fact, a lot of them eventually became my friends in real life. I feel glad meeting people whom I share similar qualities. Now, I blog hop because I need to get known by other Bloggers and of course get traffic and exchange links.
Back then, I leave comments because I just love to. Leaving traces mean you want to be remembered the way you wanted it. Now, I leave comments whenever I have time or because I’m obliged to as it is one of the blog giveaway requirements. Try digging in my old posts and compare the number of comments I get before than now. Then tell me the difference.
Back then, one blog is enough. That’s how much I can handle. Now, I have 8 working blogs. Even a dollar for each of my blog will help me make the ends meet, so why not?
It’s just so sad that the real reason behind blogging is gradually changing. No offense meant to the newbies out there but that’s just my opinion.