said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I just finished reading the article, “How an Alaskan Mom Brings Millions to Her Carpentry Blog” that was sent to me by SME.
A couple of years ago, I was following a lady from the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico or something like that) that was doing a very similar blog about her life and photography.
She also started the same way: personal stories, mixed in a bit of family, some community items and a “how-to” every now and then.
Next, she started sharing some of the photos that her readers sent her.
Before too long, she was listed in a “blogs-to-follow” app on the Verizon home page, which is where I found her.
The advertisers came next, and she was on her way.
However, she took a different route, and started charging a subscription fee for her blog.
I left her then, and last time I went looking for her, I couldn’t find her blog.
It seems to me that although they ultimately choose different paths, both of these ladies hit upon the recipe for success in blogging.
The one that followed the recipe all the way is now making a living, the other is gone.
Here’s a quick link to the site in the SME article: http://ana-white.com/
Are any of you following their formula?