Why Blogging?

Let me start off by saying that I have no intentions of ever leaving me “day job.” I love teaching and I love my students; I just figured that a side project would keep me writing and, I hope, bring in a little extra cash by the time my daughter starts college. (Because of budget cuts, I’m making less money than I did three years ago, and my state revoked the 10% bonus it promised National Board certified teachers–but more about that another time.)

I initially planned to start a small writing and editing business and thought this blog would be part of my platform. Then I decided to focus on blogging because:

1. I love blogging more than I could have imagined.

2. Blogging allows me to write in small chunks–ideal for someone with a full-time job and short attention span.

3. Blogging allows me to see the proverbial fruits of my labors right away.

4. Blogging jobs are plentiful and varied. See, for example, the FreelanceSwitch Job Board and WhisperJobs.

5. Blogging requires no overhead, so anything I make goes directly into the child’s college fund.

These are the first reasons that came to my mind, but I’d love to hear other people’s motivations for blogging.

Wish me luck!

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My Latest Decision–My Blogging Biz!

When I first started this blog, one of my objectives was to start building a platform for a writing and editing business I planned to start. After some research and consideration, however, I decided to focus on one type of writing: blogging. I’ll discuss my reasons soon, so stay tuned!

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