Because it’s the end of the year and I’m feeling extra-blue, and I think I need a treat, the five blogs I’m featuring below will be blogs that I personally like. I will be doing this “Lorie’s Pick of the Week” thing every week from now on.
The top blog I’m featuring for this year-end stretch is my personal favorite, Kirbitz.
Kirby is a 19-year-old Nursing student from my side of the boondocks and I believe he may have been inspired by Whateverlife.com’s Ashley Qualls. But whichever, what we do know is that he is savvy… And he is on the way to making money off the Internet.
I like it when kids take initiative and get off Friendster to make money for their toys instead of begging their parents for these. Great going, Kirby!
Excerpts from Kirby’s Blog:
The year has wrapped up but its not the end of our quest to explore ways for teens to make money through blogging. Nope, never!
Perhaps, I can only stop when every visitor, every reader and every subscriber of this blog has at the very least, earned something from blogging (wealth cannot be measured by money alone). If this happens, expect me to retire from blogging and helping teens make money. Nah, im just kidding, no one can stop me from blogging! But im open to challengers. *wink*
What a year it was for us! I cant believe that six months ago, I didnt know what a blog means and a month after, I started this blog, got disappointed ALOT, made money for the first time and now, greeting greedy lads (yes, thats you! hehe) happy new year! What a year it has been.
What I look for in the coming year:
- Help people make money from blogging - This is my very first priority for this year and i even wrote a post it sticker on my room to remind me on this cause. See how I love you guys? *wink*
- Open a domain of my own – I know 6 months is merely enough to get acquainted with blogging but im in the process of gathering all my guts into one huge snowball of courage to again, embark anew and extend my horizons a bit more. Any suggestions of what the name of my new blog be? Your input is very welcome!
- Increase PR and traffic – I have one word to support this one. SEO. Enough said.
- Continue quest to gain financial independence – Allow me to share my personal side to you guys, it feels great to buy the things you want, go to places you wanted for so long, eat at restaurants you drooled for without asking from parents. This is one of the reasons that I am encouraging as much people to blog. Sure, money cant buy you happiness but it sure does make life more contenting. Any reactions? Id love to hear what you can say.
This is just a spur-of-the-moment list and im pretty sure i have so much more in mind; I forgot some but i purposely left most into secrecy. Why? Subscribe to my blog and youll soon find out. *wink*