How long have you been Pregnant with Blogging?

By | 15th August 2014

Today is yet another day in our lives but it seems to be a special day for our Indian friends. I logged on unto my Facebook account today and these types of messages were flying all over. What type of messages?

I am going to tell you soon but on a more serious note, let me ask you this; how long have you been pregnant with blogging? That is of course our topic for today.

We are now moving towards a new era and blogging seem to have taken the centre stage of every domain purchased. There are more than 300,000 domain names which are being registered each and every. Why are all these domain names being registered? And I guess your guess is as good as mine, they want to be part of the internet world. Being part of the internet world is a world which comes really easy. It is easy to set up and there is nothing like paying a monthly rent fee or whatsoever but instead renewing it every year at a small fee.

Please, before I delve in further with the discussion, I think it will be prudent to let you know what is going on in India and what my Indian friends on list are celebrating. Today seem to be a grand day in India and so to all my Indian friends, I say….

But before that, let me introduce you to my good friend Little Johnny who surprisingly had a 0% in his exam even though he believed he had answered all the questions rightly.
Take a look at the questions and the sort of answers my good friend delivered and make your judgment.

Q.1- In which battle did Tipu Sultan Die?

Ans. – In his Last Battle.

 Q.2- Where was the Declaration of Independence Signed?

Ans. – At the Bottom of the Page.

 Q.3- What is the Main Reason for Divorce?

Ans. – Marriage.

 Q.4- Ganga Flows in which State?

Ans. – Liquid State.

 Q.5- When was Mahatma Gandhi Born?

Ans. – On His Birthday.

 Q.6- How will you Distribute 8 Mangoes among 6 People?

Ans. – By Preparing Mango Juice.

Hahaha! On this note, I wish India a Happy Independence day. 

Now let move back to business as usual and let me ask you the question once again, how long have you been pregnant with blogging?

As I reiterated earlier, many blogs are being set up each and every day but the problem is; how many of these blogs see the day of light? I mean how of these bloggers behind these blogs make sure their blogs survives at the end.

Take someone like Darren Rowse of Problogger.net, he had been pregnant with blogging since 2002. Yes, he started his blog in 2002 and 12 years down the lane, he still continues to deliver quality for his blog and the most interesting thing has to do with the fact that; his blog now feeds him.

Blogging to me is more or less like carrying a pregnancy, it’s great knowing you’re pregnant (depending how the pregnancy came about though but in general it is really great) and so tend to go about telling the world how your womb has been blessed but as the months unfolds and the stress and signs of an expectant mother sets in, that is when the real experience begins.

And it is at that juncture which separate the ‘men’ from the ‘real men’. Many therefore end up having a ‘miscarriage’ with their blogs moving from this topic to that and at the end, there comes an end of an era.

I always say this; one place to be confused in this world is deciding to live the internet lifestyle or better put; it is deciding to becoming a blogger. Whiles this blog tells you this, there is another blog telling you something different so the question therefore is; which way do you go?

That is when being yourself comes in. The fact you’ve been told or read that this or that particular niche fetches lot of cash doesn’t in anyway mean you should direct your blog topics towards that when you don’t the requisite skills. That will of course give you some bitter ‘pregnancy’ experience with blogging and at the end give you miscarriage. HAHAHA!

Knowing what you want and deciding to stick to it is what matters most as a blogger is what matters the most even though you need to be taken advise but they ought to be discerning ones.

Your Turn

The question once again is; how long have you been pregnant with blogging and what has the experience been like all these while. Has it been a smooth journey so far or you’re still looking for the one responsible for your pregnancy? Hahaha! Let me know what you make of this post.

Your thought by way of comment is very well welcomed.

31 thoughts on “How long have you been Pregnant with Blogging?

  1. Harleena Singh

    Hi Emmanuel,

    Thank you for your kind wishes…it’s very kind of you to think of your Indian friends, and I think that’s why they all love you so much too :)

    Lol…I loved the way you weaved this post title! I wish blogging was as easy as pregnancy though, which is just a matter of nine months, but what happens after that is when things really start. Just like after child birth, you have a child to look after, raise, right to the time they are on their own….creating a blog is the simplest part. It’s sustaining it, raising it, and taking it to higher levels, where the main challenge lies. Nevertheless, the strong carry on, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend :)
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Madam Harleena,

      I love my Indian friends a lot as well and obviously the name Madam Harleena can’t be left out of the equation.

      You for instance have been pregnant with blogging for more than 3 years now and the good news is that, Aha-now is seeing the day of light with great articles being channeled out each and everyday.

      Thanks a lot for your comment and please do have a great week as well.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Do you think so? So how long have you been pregnant with blogging and how has the experience being like?

      Reply
  2. Amit Kumar

    Ohhh God,

    Once again you did a great Job. And i think now you have made it your habit to come up with a interesting and extraordinary tutorials along with magnetic post title.

    I loved the way you p[resented this article. I thoroughly enjoyed this article. Thanks Emmanuel for your wishes.
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Amit,

      How is your independence celebration going?

      Reply
  3. Loudthinkin

    Ha ha… yeah blogging has all the ups and downs of pregnancy! If what you write is appreciated you will be like a proud parent and there will be days when traffic on your blog is slow you will get the feel like you have been neglecting your child

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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Yeah, that is true. Blogging has lots of ups and downs.

      Hi Loud, thanks as well for your comment and do have a great weekend.

      Reply
  4. Larry Frank

    Hi Kabenlah,
    Little Johnny was right according to himself anyway. Hahahaha..

    Nice one about Pregnancy in blogging, I like it when you say one gets a miscarage when he/she diverts from a particular niche, I almost got a miscarage in my blogging career, but I’m glad now that my baby will soon be born, but till then I’ll introduce my baby to you all hahahaha.
    Happy Independent day to all my indian Friends!
    Happy Blogging! :)
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Larry,

      Happy Blogging to you as well. Hahaha! Thanks for your comment as well.

      Do have a wonderful weekend.

      Reply
  5. ogili kingsley

    Nice article!!! I must confess
    Another thing is that mis-carriage occurs when there is frustration or there seems to be no improvement. But, Endurance is the key…
    Reading such a great article on my birthday.
    Thanks
    I found this on kingged. Upvoted.

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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Ogili,

      Today is your birthday? Then your birthday coincides with the Independence celebrations of India.

      Happy Birthday bro. and do have a great day.

      Reply
  6. Sunday

    Firstly, I want to also congratulate my Indian friends and bloggers on their “birthday”. Happy Independence day to you all!

    Yes Emmanuel, blogging is like being pregnant. The experience is filled with expectations when you are highly motivated.

    However, just like there would be challenges during pregnancy there are also challenges in blogging. With the same mindset, any experience or challenge can be gotten rid of.

    Bitter pregnancy experience can be avoided with blogging if the right mindset is attained. Bloggers should be expectant to deliver value and rejoice!

    This post was “kingged” or upvoted in kingged.com where it was shared for bloggers,social marketers,and online marketers.

    http://kingged.com/long-pregnant-blogging/

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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Sunday,

      Having the right mindset is of course what matters the most at the end and not having that is what results in ‘miscarriage’ in blogging leaving many bloggers in frustration at the end.

      Thanks for your comment and do have a great week.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Atish,

      I am obviously going to keep it up bro. Thanks as well for your comment and do have a great day week.

      Reply
  7. Okto

    Hi Emmanuel,

    I think blogging is not as easy as it looks in the beginning of blogging learning. As time goes by, many bloggers will soon realize that blogging is like “pregnancy”. In nine months you have to prepare for the real thing comes. Then when the “child” is born, your task is getting more interesting. You have to raise, feed, and teach the child everything best so it can grow as one of the best in life.

    When we put so much care to our blog just like parents put their love into the baby, of course it just a matter of time our blog will go big as it deserve.

    Great post my friend. Wish you enjoy the weekend
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Okto,

      The question therefore is; how many bloggers have the patience of expectant mothers. And obviously the answer is only few. Hahaha!

      Thanks for your comment and please do have a great week as well.

      Reply
  8. Akaahan Terungwa

    Hello Emmanuel,

    Little Johnny is a genius, believe me…his teacher, like all those who are cursed to teach genius, did not understand him!

    Back to the point. I have been pregnant with blogging for some time now – and believe me, I have already seen signs of labor. For me, the pregnancy isn’t going to be forever (who wishes for that kind of ‘blessing’?), and it’s not going to end in miscarriage either.

    Make the Sunday a great one, dear friend!

    Always,
    Terungwa
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hahaha! I like what said with regard to your ‘pregnancy’. There is certainly no reason why your ‘pregnancy with blogging’ is going to end with miscarriage looking at the good work you’re doing.

      Thanks for your comment and do have a great week as well.

      Reply
  9. Ravi Chahar

    Hi Emmanuel,

    Thanks a lot for your wishes.:)

    And what an amazing and unique title you have given to this post. It’s really remarkable.

    As you have mentioned about Darren and his success. Blogging is not a joke. It’s the path with hard work and patience.

    Many people may think that they can make money from their blog in their starting days but as you said it’s like getting pregnant and the result will be delivered only if you continue to put your efforts.

    Again thanks.

    Have a good week.:)

    ~Ravi
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Ravi,

      Do have a great week as well and as always, thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  10. Shivkumar

    Hie Emmanuel,

    Thanks a lot bro for you wishes!

    This day means a lots to all of us as an INDIAN.
    I think this is the first site where I landed up and show such awesome way to wish ‘Happy Independence Day!’ to us.

    Relating pregnancy with blogging is just an wonderful concept. Great share bro. :)

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    >SK Lohar
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Shivkumar,

      In case you don’t know, India is my second home. Hahaha!

      So Happy Independence to all of us.

      Thanks as well for your comment and do have a great day.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Is that all you to say? The question is how long have you veen pregnant with blogging and what has the experience being like?

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Emebu,

      wow!You have come a long way indeed.2008 till date is no joke.

      I started mine in 2012. Thanks for your comment and do have a great day.

      Reply
  11. Mark

    Excellent post Emmanuel!

    And BTW, you’re riddles are too funny? They really make you think!

    You mentioned the original poster Darren Rowse, as far as super successful blogger go.

    And just like you pointed out, how many bloggers that started way back in 2002 are still even remotely active today?

    My guess is, not many! Yes far too many of u are strictly after the fast buck!

    This was an excellent post. Although I’m very new to your blog, I really enjoy your keen insights and your great sense of humor!
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Mark once again,

      Thanks as well for your comment and I do hope to see you around more often with your comments.

      Reply

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