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About Blogging: Numbers, Brands and What Matters

I was on Twitter and I just felt like talmbout this blogging business. I’ve been at this thing for 11 years and I’ve picked up a few lessons along the way. The rant below is what happened from my randomness and folks asked me to save it. Storify to the rescue!

This is information that will be of value to bloggers (both old and new), as well as the brands who work with us.

Blogging Rant

If you cannot view my tweets below, check them out on Storify.

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14 Comments

  1. October 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing your blogging insight and expertise! Really great info!

  2. October 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you for this. I’ve been on and off blogging since 2010. But in the words of Jay-Z, “every time I thought that was that, it call me right back”. Can’t leave this game alone. I love to write. And you’re a huge inspiration, so keep doing your thug dizzle.

  3. October 1, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Great post. Thanks for sharing. I have been blogging for about 18 months but I still feel like my blog isn’t ready for real monetization. I’m still challenged with finding a decent following. I’ll keep at it though, and keep learning as I go along.

  4. October 2, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Loved this post Butterfly. My face when I discovered people were buying the impression of a large audience was nothing less than a laugh fest..appreciate you for always providing content on your site that I can literally hear you saying. Thanks for your blog voice.

  5. KayMee
    October 2, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Your blog is the only one I actively follow. I found you because of Dumbest Tweets and have been hooked ever since! I am probably old enough to be your Mo…umm, cute Auntie. I am enamored with your use of language and POV. Funny can be both entertaining and powerful. Although I will be sad to see you go, I hope one day you WILL leave us and I see your name in the credits of my favorite TV show or wherever you choose it to be. #TeamLuv

  6. October 2, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I’ve been blogging for 6 months, and I know I’m not ready yet to be paid for I write. I need much more followers and to sharpen my writing skills as well, lol.

    Your post was very helpful, though! If one day I decide to market myself to brand, I have an idea of what I should do.

    PS: I’m not at all surprised that some people pay for followers.

  7. October 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Glad I found your site, it really helped to start my day on a good note! Stay blessed!

  8. Marra
    October 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I’m new to blogging and it can be hard to find information and whatnot. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you starting when you did! So again thanks for sharing with us

  9. October 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing! As a new blogger I can really appreciate this article!

  10. October 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    This post was very insightful. Even though my blog has been pretty dead and has no sign of engagement I definitely set a standard of at least $100 for posts based on my previous professional experience writing for magazines and businesses for years

  11. Tanya
    October 3, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I follow your Awesomely Luvvie facebook page and blog anyway simply because you’re awesome. I’m definitely bookmarking this post. I’ve been a blogger for a year and a half. I didn’t know you could get paid to do this, and I really don’t know who’d want to be a part of what I write. It’s just a random blog about everything…and nothing. I do strive to give anyone who reads it a good laugh as I share my observations and experiences stumbling through this thing called life. I’m going to bite the bullet and give my blog a little more publicity so I can have followerS instead of A follower. (Yeah, I only have one.) Thanks for hipping me to the possibilities, Luvvie.

  12. October 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Awsome Luvvie! I had no idea bloggers could buy followers too?!!! I don’t believe in any of it for twitter or anywhere else for that matter. I work hard for the love! Thx for the tips btw….#blogIdol#2

  13. Tiffany Anderson
    October 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    This is what I needed. Thank you, you are everything awesome, just like Legos. I stopped blogging for a bit because I couldn’t see the endgame. Now to create a new one with a new dream & get back to it.

  14. August 21, 2015 at 2:47 am

    You and your truth bombs! EW! You give me so much life! Blogging in Kenya is just as hard but as a lifestyle blogger I feel like I am so privileged to share my experiences with people. Might not get paid for it but I sure do enjoy it.