Sometimes I read about other blogs and how much money they make and I am jealous. Sure it would be nice to make hundreds of dollars a month just by writing articles that appeal to the masses, but then it would become a chore, a job, another chain that keeps me from doing things I really enjoy. I read those blogs and I don't find them particularly interesting. Occasionally there is an article that I can relate to which is why I keep visiting them. I get so bored at work sometimes that ANYTHING is more interesting than data entry.
I really enjoy the personal frugal blogs. The ones that talk about the nitty-gritty, everyday ups and downs of living with and without money. Unfortunately, those are the ones that are blocked at work. That's probably a good thing. I might spend too much time reading blogs, then get fired, and then I couldn't afford the internet anymore. I don't think those blogs make a lot of money, they are a labor of love.
I should continue to chronicle my life on this blog and not try to change it just to try to make money at it. When something blog-worthy happens in my life I get excited about writing on my blog, taking pictures and trying to explain myself without sounding like too much of a crack-pot. I should utilize other avenues for income such as finding another renter for my house. I shouldn't let jealousy take the fun away from my little blogging hobby. Not everything is about making money.