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People might think that writing for a blog or creating posts on your blog might not pay off. Honestly if I wrote on this blog to make money I would have stopped the very first months I started the blog. I started this blog last year at the end of May when I finally decided I needed a place where I could share my ideas while expressing myself from my standpoint.

I had written many posts in the past for other blogs with the purpose of teaching others and most of my posts where tutorials. I started this blog was to express my random thoughts that where not aligned to a specific subject.

I have inclined myself towards some topics more than others but at the end I am still trying to figure out what you want as a reader. I experiment every once in a while with various topics making sure my point of view stands out.

Posting With A Purpose

Every time I write a post I do it with a purpose. Those purposes vary with current events around me, the world, my online community, and many other factors.

I write this blog to share my thought and ideas with you the reader.

Today I can say some of the readers like yourself have given me a great opportunity to be part of the Hispanicize Conference not only as an attendee but as a Speaker and Moderator to some of the sessions.

The session I am moderating today will focus on Communispace’s Hispanic Identity Project, a research project conducted to better understand the growing U.S. Hispanic population, and its findings.

My Payback from Blogging

One of the payback’s I have gotten from writing this blog was the Payback of you taking time to read my posts whenever you get a chance. I really appreciate that over all the other content there is online, TV, Newspaper, Magazines, Books, and other channels you choose to periodically come by and read about my experiences and my thoughts.

I have to clearly say that the biggest PayBack I have received other than having you as a reader of my blog is having you as part of my community. My blog has enabled me to reach a new audience that little by little they have been become part of my close community of online friends. For those of you that read the blog thank you and even a bigger thank you for those that go the extra mile and leave a comment with your thoughts.

Thanking you for stopping by and I hope count on your support by following along the #hispz11 hashtag on twitter since I am sure this opportunity will link a fe readers like you from my existing community on my blog to the new relationships I plan to strengthen and establish during this conference.

Any other suggestions on how you and I can take better advantages of this opportunity and others?


photo credit by aless&ro

6 Comments

  1. Gabriele Maidecchi on April 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    “if I wrote on this blog to make money I would have stopped the very first months I started the blog”.

    This pretty much is the core of this post Raul, and a very very true one as well. Not every blog can be aiming to direct income, you need to lay down a strategy centered around it and understand its possible use and the advantages and benefits you will get from it.
    For example, my company uses the blog as a laboratory for our experiments, to talk about news relative to our market, and generally to improve our branding in ways that go beyond the standard corporate web presence.



    • Raul Colon on April 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Great point on using it as a Laboratory. I learn so much from reading what brilliant commenters like you leave on my blog. It is a great place to interact and establish great relationships at another level.

      Thanks for sharing your ideas and elaborating with some very thought provoking lines.



  2. Gabriele Maidecchi on April 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    “if I wrote on this blog to make money I would have stopped the very first months I started the blog”.

    This pretty much is the core of this post Raul, and a very very true one as well. Not every blog can be aiming to direct income, you need to lay down a strategy centered around it and understand its possible use and the advantages and benefits you will get from it.
    For example, my company uses the blog as a laboratory for our experiments, to talk about news relative to our market, and generally to improve our branding in ways that go beyond the standard corporate web presence.



  3. rbeato on April 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Money to be made out of blogging? I started blogging because I used to keep journals. The blog has just grown and I hope some might see the usefulness of my concepts. Might I eventually make money out of this? I don’t know.
    Will finally one of my comics or illustrations make it to a local newspaper? I doubt it.
    Will some catholic high schooler use one of my threads and discuss HAARP weapons? or building an anaerobic compost system for a science fair?
    On the meantime, I’ll keep collecting the breadcrumbs found on the web.



    • Raul Colon on April 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      it would be great to read your blog and more of your point of view. You can make money of blogs but it should not be your key purpose.

      My approach is providing content that is valuable to the people like you that gave me some of your time by reading my content.



  4. Prometeo on April 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    The benefit from blogging is not monetary, its the bonding you create with others that makes it worthwhile.