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Blogging Full Time

I have decided that not only do I absolutely love blogging, I want to do it as my full time job.  That seems like a big “duh”, but it took me several weeks to decide that it would be possible and I would enjoy it.  I was worrying that I may lose interest in blogging if I had to do it on a schedule, but I’ve been sticking to my set schedule for months with BFS, so I am going to pursue this like a dog after a car made of bacon…

I have tentatively decided that I can quit my day job after I get my blog income to more than $36,000 a year – $3000 a month.  Here’s my rough plan to make that happen:

1.  Don’t suck

If I let my writing slip or get lazy, you (my very awesome readers) will be oh-so-bored and give up on me.  So, I will try very hard not to suck.

2.  Post regularly

I post on BFS every day and post at least every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on here and It’s a Dog’s Life For Me.  I will keep to that schedule come hell or high water.

3.  Care a little more about SEO

I have been blowing off the idea of search engine optimization, but if I want tons of hits, I’ll need to dig in.  I promise not to give up my personality or to start writing boring SEO-only posts.  I’m just going to include more SEO-friendly titles and wording.  Heck, we may not even notice.  Let me know if it causes me to break the first rule above, lol. 

4.  Comment, comment, comment

Due to time restrictions, I haven’t been able to read and comment on as many blogs as I did before.  I’m going to have to schedule in a little weekend time or something because I cannot let that slip.

5.  Get my name out there

I will be guest posting as often as possible and accepting lots of guest posts too.  I hope that word of mouth will pass along how amazing my blogs are and that the wacky red-head that runs them is pretty funny too.

Okay, that’s my plan.  My goal is to hit that $36,000 a year mark by 2012.  That gives me the rest of 2010 and all of 2011 to build up some major traffic.  Look out, Crystal in out for as many readers as humanly possible!!!  :-)

Thanks to all of you for being a part of my life.  If you are reading this, I mean you.  Seriously.  :-)

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