Better Than Nothing

by Nasrul Hanis · 4 comments

I still remember the early days of my involvement in blogging and sometimes I smile when remembering about it. It is because the things happened at the fast directly or indirectly affect our today’s life. And that is what we call history.

I started blogging as a trend followers when I was in secondary school where I saw my schoolmates building their own blogs so I created one for myself as I didn’t want to be left behind. Then I realized that blogging is a nice thing to express something and then your expression can be commented by other people or readers.

Blogging then becomes my hobby where I found that I can make a lot of friends and know a lot of things through blogging. One of my friends introduced Adsense to me and starting from that time I realized that making money online is not impossible; the thing is – how can I make money online? I kept wondering and since it’s a rare chance to get online, the question dissolved itself.

Time moves and then I went for the next level – using a self-hosted blog. That was for my personal blog and I felt so happy to have my own self-hosted blog with ‘.com’ behind the address. I blogged almost everyday and made a lot friends through blogging and then commenting at other people’s blogs. Yeah, it is one of the technique for getting traffic to your blog but I even didn’t know that it is a ‘technique’ at that time.

One day I found a portal for paid post, a new thing for me. I then tried to register my personal blog and fortunately had been approved. In a few days, I got a writing job. I tried to write based on the requirements and submitted my article. Within a few days, an amount money had been transferred into my Paypal account. I said to myself – “Wow! They pay me for writing the article!”

Since that day, I explored a lot of things about blogging seriously and found a lot of things including various bloggers and techniques. Although I’m still a student, I grew my niche blogs based on the research that I did and I happy to see it worked well. The amazing thing is when I realized that blogging involves discipline and within a few months, I feel more confident to use English and writing articles through blogging.

Some people said to me that blogging is for noobs. What? I feel pity for the people who said that because currently I got money almost everyday from blogging! I feel that blogging had changed my life, not completely but a big part of it. I feel happy because blogging helped me to be better than nothing.

Happy blogging!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Agent Deepak

Nice man. It is good that you continued blogging. I hope you get more success.



Yes better have little than nothing


Alex Monroe

The people that say blogging is for noobs are jealous and can’t do it themselves. Keep blogging!



Totally agree to Alex Monroe. I’m sure people who say blogging is for noobs don’t even now what a blog is and never wrote a blog entry in their entire life. Before saying that something sux, you should first try it yourself.


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