I started this blog back in late 2004. But I didn't really get into the whole blogging phenomenon until 2007. In fact, I didn't post anything at all in 2006. At least not here.
Anyway, now I'm really into this thing. And in my journeys around the interweb, I've noticed that there are a lot of people out there who do this professionally. There are people who are being paid to keep a blog. And I just want to know, how do I get a piece of that action?
For example, there's Brigitte Dale, who keeps a video blog over at ABC Family's website. She asks that you please not call it "vlogging" because it sounds like something vulgar. Now, I assume she's being compensated by ABC Family to keep producing these video blogs. I don't think I'd want to do something like that for a major network out of the kindness of my heart.
Now, I can't say that's her only source of income. I wouldn't know, I've never sat down and had a conversation with Ms. Dale. But it would be interesting to find out how she got her start and where she got a foot in the door. My first exposure to her videos was over at TV Squad, which employs a number of writers.
If blogging was an Olympic event, I'd say I want to maintain amateur status so I could make an attempt at a gold medal. But it's not. So I'd kind of like to cash in on this internet thing. It's a fad that doesn't seem to be going away. I just have to believe that there's something out there better than the day job.