Blog Business Is Serious, But Take Time For Fun

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Blog business can be funny too

We are all aware that a blog business is serious stuff. I mean, we are talking about some people earning a full time living from their blogs. Even others becoming independently wealthy from their blog business.

Time For A Fun Blog

I am as serious as the next person when it comes to building a successful blog. Hear me now, I will be quitting my 9-5 one day and focusing full time on my blog business.

Here is a short story for you. I have probably told you this already, but I’m going to do it again…shhh, no talking.

When I first started blogging I was hysterically ignorant. Yes, I said hysterically ignorant. Wouldn’t it be great to rank for that term?! Anyways….I thought I had to be all deep and philosophical. Write big words and sound as if I had a Masters in blog-ology.

I was so wrong. My goal for 2011 was simple enough. Be real. Be me. Write as if you are all in my living room enjoying a Sangria or soda pop. Inject my personality into every post.

My how things have changed since I made that simple adjustment. Your readers want the real you. They want the good, bad and icky of you. So give it to them! So that’s how I decided to run my blog business. Informative and fun.

What Is The Point?

Okay, you have waited long enough. You know I ramble sometimes. I decided that we have all worked very hard in this first few weeks of the year.

So the point is, I wanted to reward you all with some fun. See, we can’t forget about loosening up sometimes and having a good laugh. These are our blogs. We can incorporate so much with in them. From education, to compassion and yes, to fun!

So here’s the deal. I like to peruse YouTube for comical videos. It’s my guilty pleasure. I found this amazingly funny video that I am going to share with you at the end of this post.

The Bottom Line

In your blog business as in life, all work and no play is a bad thing. We have to have fun and relax at times and our blogs are no exception.

If you can invoke some fun and levity in your blog AND teach people…you will be miles ahead of the competition. So, keep it real folks and enjoy the laughter.

A quick summary of the video. A woman was in a store when a robber came in. She was interviewed by a reporter. A talented and witty young man auto tuned her interview…and it’s brilliant. So here is my gift of laughter to you.

Let me know your thoughts on the video and how you invoke the fun in your blog. As always, thank you for sharing.

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50 Responses to “Blog Business Is Serious, But Take Time For Fun”

  1. February 6, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Yeah, we bloggers should have some fun time, else blogging will soon become a burden on our health. Nice video, so far this is the 3rd funny video i saw on youtube, thanks for posting.

    • Lisa Drubec
      February 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

      Welcome to my blog and so glad you enjoyed it!

      Lisa

  2. January 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Silly video!

    Though I think that first when person is starting blogging he/she needs to work really hard to get results faster. Then they can rest sometimes when results start to come.

  3. January 25, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I have seen many who always say that Blogging is fun and they do for fun, that is a crap actually. If you see blogging as a fun thing then you cannot run long, i am sure of it.

    I like the video actually, and the pic as well

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

      Praveen:

      Thanks for visiting. So you don;t look at blogging as fun? You see it as a job, like the grind of a 9-5?

  4. January 24, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Hey Lisa,

    What an entertaining post! The video is so funny! :)

    You’re so right, we don’t want to end up boring our readers, we need to throw in a bit of fun as well.

    All the best,
    Mavis

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi Mavis:

      Im so glad you liked the video. It just cracked me up…although I have a warped sense of humor!!

      Have a great day mavis!

      Lisa

  5. January 24, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    Hey Lisa,

    Interestingly, I just finished reading your blog review on Ana`s blog, hopped over to my blog and was stunned that you left me a comment, thanks!

    Wow, I almost didn’t know your blog again. What fine-tuning you’ve done here. That’s what I’m saying. Taking action. keep it up.

    That video is damn funny :-) Thanks for posting!

    Tosin
    …fear is the passion of slaves!

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 24, 2011 at 11:54 am #

      Hi Tosin:

      It’s amazing how we all intertwine isn’t it?! glad you like the design and especially glad you found the humor in the video!

      All the best,
      Lisa

  6. January 24, 2011 at 2:11 am #

    Wow Lisa, your blog has a new look! Love it!

    AND I freaking LOVE the Backin’ Up Song! Does it make me a total nerd that I bought it off iTunes? :)

    I can also relate to your point about being all philosophical and complicated in the beginning too. I quickly realized that I don’t very much enjoy the blogs that explain stuff in such a complicated/sophisticated way. I like the blogs that are easy to understand and the ones where I really feel a connection with the blogger. I have a big sense of humour, and it’s nice to display that in my blogging sometimes. So, I switched gears and started blogging in more of a fun way.

    P.S. I’m also learning how to play “The Bed Intruder Song” on the piano and I’m wildly excited about it :D

    Great info Lisa, thanks!

    • January 24, 2011 at 2:12 am #

      Oh, and Lisa, your Tweet button on the side is not working! Just letting ya know :)

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 24, 2011 at 11:56 am #

      Elise…OMG! When you finish the bed intruder song I WANT THE link to the video. “they snatchin yo people up!”
      I love it…glad you like the design too and Im gonna look into this dang tweet button. Thanks for pointing it out.

      Lisa

  7. January 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Hi Lisa! I Always love what you have written! You always give valuable information. :) Hope you had a great weekend.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 24, 2011 at 12:16 am #

      Thank you and come back anytime!

      Lisa

  8. January 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    I always thought I had a pretty good sense of humor, and I hat to admit it, but that one went completely over my head.

    Still, I agree with you that it’s good to include a bit of fun in our blog posts as it’s good for the reader and good for the blogger as well.

    I do this quite a bit on my blogs and when I do I try to relate it to blogging so that there is some instructional value to it as well. Not always possible but when it is the post turns out to be pretty popular.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

      Hi Sire:

      Glad you like to use humor too! Are you telling me that lady being remixed did not make you smile at all???!!

      Have a good one,
      Lisa

      • January 23, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

        Nope, my lips did not move at all. If anything I probably had a puzzled look on my face. Not your fault though, people have often said I have a weird sense of humor. My wife is forever looking at me all weird like when I burst out laughing while watching something on TV.

        • Lisa Drubec
          January 24, 2011 at 12:42 am #

          HA!! I laugh out loud at tv too, so I get it!

  9. January 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I am very new to blogging for money and I have been trying to write while being myself, as far as injecting fun into my blog post I am not sure how to do it, I after all find learning everything I can about business blogging fun and captivating. You do have me thinking though.
    Thanks
    Patrick Simpson
    http://www.getziggys.com/

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

      Hi Patrick:

      I find that if I just write like my readers are in my living room with me, it helps bring my personality out. I try to not over think it. If you need anything, please let em know…I’d be happy to help.

      Lisa

  10. January 23, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    Aloha Lisa, great blog and I enjoyed your candor and being you. I stumbled onto your blog from Ana’s. She was giving your blog some tweaking and I admire that, she took notice of your blog and it looks great. Glad I came by and thanks for sharing! Mahalo, Lanikee.com :)

    PS..come by some time and leave me a sweet comment. The benefits are sharing is caring.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by Lani! I appreciate the support and I will definitely be by your place.

      All the best,
      Lisa

  11. January 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi Lisa

    Wow it’s not too long ago that this site looked completely different! You sure don’t mess around. After the blog audit you must have taken instant action. Well done gal. Like it :-)

    Just from the short time I have been reading and enjoying your posts, I figured there was some fun in there. Great to see you infusing it into your posts; like with this video.

    Sometimes I can be very serious, but there are times when I just need a good laugh. Thanks for just being you Lisa. This blog is a breath of fresh air :-)

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

      Thank you so much Patricia. I am glad people can appreciate the humor and good times!

      See you around,

      Lisa

  12. January 22, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    You have mentioned great points to write great blog post. If one follow these points he’ll certainly get result.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 22, 2011 at 11:33 am #

      I hope you enjoyed the video!!

      Lisa

  13. January 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    I try to make sure I have fun blogging and writing the articles or I would tire of it very quickly, this is why I consider it a hobby and not a job or else I wouldn’t do it.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 22, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      Hi Justin:

      Thanks for visiting my blog! We definitely have to look at this as fun and festive. If people begin to feel as if it is a chore, their blogs will surely suffer.

      Hope to see you back,

      Lisa

  14. January 21, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    That video is a riot, Lisa! And yet another reason you should never agree to be interviewed by the press.

    I’ve adopted a Monday, Wednesday, Friday posting schedule at my blog, and I’m very serious about that. But sometimes I just want to post something short and pointless, so that’s what weekends are for. No keywords, no SEO, no backlinks, just me talking to myself.

    You’re right, though. Too much seriousness leads to boredom for everyone. Have a great weekend, and be sure to have some fun!

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

      LOL! You are exactly right Cindy about the media interviews. I too am working on a Mon Wed Fri schedule. I decided I needed some organization put into place and this is week 2 of that schedule. So far so good. I think it’s a great idea for your weekend updates…just you, no linking, no seo no worries. I love it!

      have a laughter filled weekend!
      Lisa

  15. January 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Lisa,

    The most valuable thing a person possesses is his spirit of play.

    I do much better with my business when I look at it in the spirit of play. The ideas come in by the boat loads and the things that need to be done easily.

    The video is a perfect example….taking a “serious” situation and taking it into the spirit of play.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

      Sheila:

      So glad you “get it!”

      i always enjoy your visits!

      Lisa

  16. January 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Lisa,

    Good job of imparting an important lesson to bloggers of all levels.

    Great post! Great reminder.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

      Thank you Jennifer and thank you for visiting my blog!

      All the best,
      Lisa

  17. January 21, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    That lady is way better than R. Kelly

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

      Isn’t she Dino??! Rockstar status for sure.

  18. January 21, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Yoooooooooooooooooooooooo Lisa…:)
    Funny post!
    I like using some video, (not too many as I think it might slow down my site), I like that it adds to the post and entertains people, maybe getting them to want to come back and see what we have in store for them at another time.
    I probably only have 3-4 videos currently, my last one being an Armed Forces tribute, which I thought was pretty cool and gave me something to write about,(although it was not funny). I need to remind myself to throw these in once in awhile!
    It is fun to see what you come up with and this was good one, thank you for the gift today…:)

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

      Hi Dan:

      Glad you enjoyed the comedic gift of the day!! I think it’s important to get a good chuckle every now and again.

      Pleasure as always,
      Lisa

  19. January 21, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    I’m sooo glad that some people have more time than me so we can have awesome comedy like that. I too enjoy finding comical vids on YouTube – nothing wrong with that.

    Being pretty new here and now going back through your previous posts I’m glad that you’re being you here. I really like and enjoy the tone you take. It’s conversational and fun. It makes reading your posts very enjoyable.

    Please keep it up!

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      Yay Robert! Glad you got a kick out of it and I appreciate your kind words with regards to my blog. I always enjoy seeing you here.

      Lisa

  20. January 21, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Thanks for that Lisa, what an intro to the weekend.
    Really made me giggle:)

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

      Pippa:

      So glad you enjoyed it and can now have a brilliant weekend!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

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