Monetize a blog, Introverts and Ambiverts, and more Blog Round-up 19 from #introvert inspirer

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Monetize a blog, Introverts and Ambiverts, and more Blog Round-up 19 from #introvert inspirer

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How to monetize a blog: Follow your passion

Amber Johnson is pretty frank when it comes to her thoughts on motherhood right after having her first child.

“I thought my life was over,” laughed the bubbly, curly-haired blonde.

As she started to feel more isolated, she decided to reach out to other moms in a concept that, 11 years ago, was still fairly new: blogging.

She created the website In the past decade, she’s gained thousands of followers and subscribers along with major advertisers. But Johnson’s quick to point out most mommy bloggers don’t do it for the money.

“I think that’s a mistake a lot of new, first-time bloggers make,” she said. “At the very start, they immediately say ‘I’m in it to make money,’ and that’s not the way to go.”

Instead, Johnson suggests aspiring bloggers let their hearts and personal experiences inspire them. That’s what Lori Holden did. On her blog, she let her personal experiences with open adoptions guide the topics.

LinkedIn Changes

Time To Change the Way I Use LinkedinLinkedIn

Linkedin has changed a lot in the last 10 years for me.

  • From 2005 – 2011, I thought it was a great job board where people were carefully putting their online resume on display for people to checkout, learn from and record for a possible job change in the future.
  • From 2009 – 2012, Linkedin Groups were the place to be. For some people they still are. People could connect with others based on their industry, professional networks and other new markets.
  • In the past three years, there was a movement toward more social sharing on Linkedin. People started looking more at personal updates, company updates and article updates. These changes have really made this platform the place to be for networking with different groups of people.
  • The Linkedin Blogging Platform has taken Linkedin to another level.

So what does all of this mean…I am not a normal Linkedin User

Introverts and Ambiverts

introvert-cartoons11 Images That Only True Introverts Will Relate To

If you can’t deal with crowds, prefer time with your pet over time with actual people, and find peace in the quiet of a familiar space (alone), then you might be an introvert. Introverts are deep-thinking do-gooders who gain energy and inspiration from themselves rather than from other people. Introverts are seriously amazing, but certain aspects of the personality type can lead to some kind of . . . awkward situations. An awesome artist and self-proclaimed extreme introvert put these situations into comics that will be SO real to introverts who live them daily. We’re cringing/relating on all sorts of levels. 




Work Wanted: Applause for the ‘ambiverts,’ who can lead by example while listening to others

Human behavior almost always falls along a continuum; people seldom exhibit extreme behavior. Extroverts and introverts were one of the last bastions of either/or measurement, and now social scientists are rethinking that measure as well.

Extroverts are stimulated by interactions with others; they appear more socially confident and connect with others more easily than introverts. Introverts crave alone time, which they need to recover when they’ve had too much social interaction. Generally, psychologists believe that your extrovert or introvert behavior is set at a very young age and stays constant over time. But what if you don’t feel you fit neatly into one of these categories?

I can relate. Although I’m an extrovert, I find these days that I need more recovery time than usual after big, noisy, social functions. I also have a friend who has always identified as an introvert who recently ran a very successful campaign for public office. You would never have guessed that meeting new people and speaking in public was a challenge for her – she made it look effortless.

Psychologist Hans Eysenck coined the term “ambivert” in 1947 …

Breakfast or notbreakfast-or-not

Should You Skip Breakfast?

Americans have long been cautioned not to skip breakfast, based on epidemiological findings that breakfast eaters maintain healthier weights and live longer (American Journal of Epidemiology, Nov. 1982; Obesity, Sept. 2015; British Journal of Nutrition, July 14, 2015). But what are the true consequences of not eating breakfast?


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  1. Joined a beginners course on Harvard in Computer Science ( that I doubt I will complete:-).

    The first thing they did is ask you to click on a question and answer pre-course survey about you. One of the questions was about how extrovert/introvert you are. They gave you six options ranging from very introverted to very extroverted. – the options in between were somewhat, slightly, somewhat and slightly.

    It might be a good idea for you to contact them in order to find out how people answered that question. The course has thousands and thousands of pupils all over the world. And since the survey is anonymous they may let you know what answers they got. Just let me know and I will send you the link with contact details.

  2. I had fun with this post. I love the cartoon post. They were great. Thanks for sharing!
    Sabrina Q. recently posted…Clear Picture Frame Clutter, Make a Wall CollageMy Profile

  3. I asume “mile high bloggers” refers to her geographic location not her state of mind. Just kidding but consider that I just came back from Denver where there now seems to be a pot shop on every block. Good advice about no looking for money right away.
    Ken Dowell recently posted…How We’ll Get From Place to PlaceMy Profile

  4. Jacqueline Gum

    I really haven’t met anyone who blogs for money! Maybe I have but I just don’t know that they do. Most folks I know want to promote a product, but not necessarily make money on the blog itself. I know this is changing… affiliate links and the like. LOVED the cartoons! LOL But I already commented on those.
    Jacqueline Gum recently posted…Dating…Where’s The Justice?My Profile

  5. I of course found the breakfast article interesting. The results of that study were contrary to the results of multiple other studies I”ve looked at. However, you have to take every study with a grain of salt since there are studies that prove almost anything. (I remember in health class hearing about a study that proved that hot water caused cancer). Still, very interesting.

    I enjoyed the blurb about the mom who started a blog. It’s nice to hear how ordinary people decide to become bloggers.
    Erica recently posted…Cortisol, Stress and Weight GainMy Profile

  6. Pamela Chollet

    I loved the cartoons. The concept of combining visual simplicity to illustrate personality traits is so creatively inviting. Thank you for sharing this was a great assortment of posts!
    Pamela Chollet recently posted…How To Boost Your Baby’s Cognitive AbilitiesMy Profile

  7. I read the post about monetizing your blog and using Linked-in to drive blog traffic. I have this Puritanical streak that says that if I’m spending a lot of time (and indeed some monetary resources) on my blog, it should be contributing to the family fisc even though my husband says it’s fine with him if it doesn’t. (I did do my 25 years in the lawyer trenches).

    Since I’ve been using Linked-In very little, the info you provided and linked to was mostly new to me and very helpful. Thanks for sharing it. (I thought you had written the Linked In post you linked to—-so that guy now has a very nice comment from moi 😉
    Suzanne Fluhr recently posted…Philadelphia Phreak Out – Popeapocalypse NowMy Profile

  8. Hi Patricia, I liked the LinkedIn one but what is the LinkedIn Blogging Platform – do you know? The cartoons were great – loved the handshake one. Like this idea you have of offering different posts – I’ll bet the other bloggers love being featured like this.
    Lenie recently posted…Snackin Cake: Back to the 70sMy Profile

  9. Loved the cartoon post.. Boy howdy can I relate to that! Everyone of them. And the breakfast thing… Wow Im so tired of one year something is bad for you, the next they prove its not and vice versa. If we listen to all the studies and surveys I think we would be afraid to eat anything at anytime. Lol. I thought the point of breakfast too was that it was supposed get our metabolism going for the day?
    Susan cooper recently posted…Baked Onions In Beef Broth: #RecipeMy Profile

  10. Great roundup! I read the first one because I most closely identify with mom bloggers, and the topic of monetizing my blog. I started mine for the same reason, to reach out to people. The monetization is only a happy side-benefit.
    Meredith recently posted…Surviving CreativityMy Profile

  11. Krystyna Lagowski

    Well, if I could monetize my blog, I’d be pretty happy. But in reality, I think of it more as a way to market myself, an extension of what I do for a living. Maybe some blog topics lend themselves more to profitability than others? Who knows? If you get a sponsor, I guess that would help. But then, would you have to compromise your content? That’s the sticking point for me. Until I can figure it out, I’m happy to just to scribble along. And I guess that’s what counts …
    Krystyna Lagowski recently posted…Is it any wonder that the 2016 Subaru WRX feels right at home on the road less travelled?My Profile

  12. I read the “11 Images That Only True Introverts Will Relate To” article to check out the cartoons by the “self-proclaimed extreme introvert”. I think of myself as being seriously introverted, but I gotta say that if you are bothered by a checkout person who asks, “Did you find everything you need?”, that’s pretty hardcore, man.
    Andy recently posted…Profiles in PC Poisoning, Part 6My Profile

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