Corey over at Passive Income To Retire, issued a little challenge on February 27th, to answer four short questions.  It sounded fun to me, so I’m in.

  • How long have you been blogging? – I started blogging at the end of 2010, but I was not organized and I wasn’t serious about it.  I was inconsistent at best.  At the beginning of 2012 I made a goal to be more focused and blog regularly.

  • Why did you start blogging? – Great question!  Initially it was to focus on a niche market of leadership development with two friends, but I got a bit more into it when some friends started a daily deal site called Moolala.  But for at least 30 years I have wanted to write, and blogging seemed organized enough (and short enough) to let me grow as a writer and keep my day job!

  • How long did it take you to earn $100 (if you have already earned $100) – I haven’t yet!  I guess getting people to visit the sponsors or advertisers should be something I work on in the coming months!

  • What is (at least) one thing you wish someone had told you before you started blogging? – To differentiate between blogging as a hobby and blogging as focused means to develop a second source of income.  There is a definite science to getting your blog noticed, and it is one I am enjoying learning (but still have a long way to go).  But there is a wonderful community of bloggers that are almost all willing to share and encourage, and I did not anticipate how much fun it would be to interact with new blogger friends.  The Yakezie Challenge has been a great experience for me so far!