Blogging is powerful when done correctly. It's also powerfully addicting to some. Are you one of the people who sit up steadily beating the keyboard night after night until you walk around looking like a zombie with the black circles under your eyes? If you are, you're not alone. Many others have caught on as well, and they spend countless hours posting to forums, commenting on politics, religion, business, senseless things, and even shopping.
You've stumbled upon what so many others have stumbled upon and come to the same conclusion - blogging is powerful. And the more you blog, the more you're learning about how many ways it can be used, and how many different ways you can make money with it, or just have fun with it. And you realize what a great tool it is, and what a great asset it is to know how to do it, and do it well.
Blogging stormed the internet like a flash. It's taken many casualties in it's quake. But the benefits of blogging are vast and well established. It involves interactive journalism, and personal archiving, as well as feedback and readily available information. Your blog reflects whatever your goal is. Each blog can be as individual as the person who creates it. It has a different purpose, a different function, while still having the same basic working mechanisms. It's a place where ideas can be shared and circulated for the benefit of all who visit there. It's communication in one of it's finest forms.
Google Adsense has made it possible to pick up a little change as you share information. But don't expect to get rich quick with this program. You need to have a blog with a lot of traffic in order to make good money with this. Visitors can click on the ads on your blog, and you get paid. But it takes a lot of these small amounts to add up to a large amount. Just look at it as a bonus and don't really count on it as an income source. But then, if you keep on blogging, one day you may realize it's a substantial amount.
The easiest way to learn how to blog is to jump in and go. First you should decide what it is you want from your blog. Do you just want to share information? Or get feedback on something you're involved with? Or just have some fun or make money? Decide it's function, then pick a niche, get some keywords, and go for it. It doesn't take long to get one up and running. Actually it's simply a matter of minutes. If you have an hour to play with, you can throw up a blog.
Blogger is an excellent place to start one for free. Their blogs are so easy to use it's amazing. You'll find they have all the templates, all the fonts, and everything is very easily understood, and laid out well. You'll feel like a professional in no time. And remember that many people began to blog out of curiosity, and in time found they were able to quit their regular jobs and blog for a living, making far more money than they believed they could. Who knows? Blogging is powerful.