Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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My Journey to Six-Figure Blogging Begins Today

Filed under: Blogging,Work — by at 10:24 pm on Saturday, May 17, 2008

Glenda giving the ProBlogger book a thumbs up
Left Thumb Blogger Begins Her Journey to Six-Figure Blogging

A couple of weeks ago I pre-ordered ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. The very next day I received a Twitter message from Chris that I had won copy of their book. Wow! I didn’t know I had even entered a contest. Is that a message from the universe or what?! (I will be giving away one copy at a later date.)

Reading Darren’s story about how he went from a hobby blogger to a six-figure problogger in three years gave me goosebumps!

I yet again laughed at what an employment counselor once told me: Blogging is a passing fad. Well, perhaps it is a fad, but, until it fully passes, I know I can create an income from blogging. It may not be a six-figure income; I’d be quite content with a decent five-figure income.

With blogging as an income source, it erases all of the barriers I, a person with a physical disability, faced when searching for a job. With blogging, my typing speed and inability to answer phones – requirements for many jobs I applied for – don’t matter. With blogging, I don’t need to deal will transportation or the accessibility (lack thereof) of the workplace. I can work from the comforts of home, on my own schedule, doing what I love to do: writing and connecting with people from around the world. With blogging, technology has finally caught up to me and given me something else I can do, and with stories like Darren’s and Chris’s, I now have a goal to strive for.

I dove into ProBlogger, skimming the first few chapters that introduced blogging and explained how to set one up. Then came the good parts: blog writing, earning strategies, promotion and marketing. The ideas began flowing – not a book to read before falling asleep! A notebook on hand while reading is a must.

Both Darren and Chris point out, several times throughout the book, that problogging is not a get-rich-fast scheme; that it takes consistent hard work, countless late nights, some trial and error, and a bit of luck. None of which is new to me.

To go as far as I can with blogging, I need to learn, to absorb, as much as I can about the medium, the technology, the community-building, and the promotion strategies. Much of these can be learned online and from the still few books on blogging. But, there comes a point when nothing beats being in an actual room full of bloggers, exchanging ideas, strategies and lessons learned face-to-face.

The ultimate event for such experience is SOBCon – a conference for Successful and Outstanding Bloggers, founded by blogger extraordinaire Liz Strauss and held in Chicago in May. Touted as Biz School for Bloggers, attendees are guaranteed to leave with a Business Action Plan that can be immediately executed for measurable success. A plan for becoming a better and more effective blogger sounds good to me!

Unfortunately, SOBcon wasn’t in the budget this year. However, SOBCon09 definitely can be! A year to raise $2000+ – that is definitely doable! This is where I would like to request your support. I am not asking for charity. That isn’t my style. What I am asking for is, if you enjoy the posts on this blog, if you find value in what you read here, please consider buying me a coffee (link at the bottom of the post ) or a copy of my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself.

Together, we can make this happen. I look forward to meeting many of you in Chicago next May.

Thank you.

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Comment by Avril

May 17, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

Hey Glenda,

What a great idea! I’m in for a couple of venti lattes! If anyone could take this idea and make it soar, you can. Go, girl!!


Comment by Glenda

May 18, 2008 @ 12:54 am

WOW Avril, that was a very generous cup of coffee! Thank you so more. I sincerely appreciate your support.

Comment by @Stephen Productivity in Context

May 18, 2008 @ 3:27 am

I am so proud of you Glenda. I have only “known” you a short time online and I am impressed by your gumption and ability.
Count me in for a coffee, and feel free to contact with any other questions you may have about accomplishing your goal.
Looking forward to meeting you in Chicago next year!

Comment by Karen Putz / DeafMom

May 19, 2008 @ 6:11 am

I just finished the Problogger book and I’m eager to start implementing some ideas.

I can’t wait to meet you next year in Chicago. I’m going to help promote the sale of your book, because that’s an enjoyable read!

Comment by Liz Strauss

May 19, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

You have so much to offer. You go for it girl! Count me in!

Comment by Suzie Cheel

May 21, 2008 @ 6:53 pm

You will easily get there- Law of attraction already working with the book.

You really are awesome and we are gping to have so much fun getting me to Vancouver- getting you to Sobcon will be a breeze.

Just been given another big contribution, happy dances everywhere


Comment by Tajim

May 24, 2008 @ 10:56 am

Hello Glenda

I just landed up to your blog using a link from

I must say after reading your blog i can say for sure that you have that guts to make into the A list of bloggers.

But it will take time and hard work.

I can’t buy you a coffee at the moment but i can surely help you with technical stuff regarding your blog. See my site on what services i offer and if you are interested than shoot me an email if ever you need any help.


Comment by Tom At The Home Business Archive

May 25, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

Hi Glenda! What an excellent and inspiring post.It does take a lot of time and good nerves to make money blogging, but once you get the routine it will get a lot easier.If you need help with something, just send me an email or visit my blog.

All the best,

Tom Lindstrom

Comment by Lightening

June 2, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

Hi Glenda,
I have just started reading your blog due to your involvement with Suzie’s BHAG. You are truly an inspiration. 🙂 I look forward to reading about your progress and hope that I can offer some support and encouragement along the way.

Comment by Glenda

June 3, 2008 @ 11:45 am

Welcome Tajim, Tom and Lightening! Thanks for stopping my corner of the blogosphere and for your support. With readers like you, I know my journey will be worthwhile and a success.

Lightening, I am meeting Suzie in downtown Vancouver in a few short hours! Her Big Hairy Audacious Goal of coming to town for the certified Law of Attraction facilitator training is materializing this week! Too bad the weather isn’t cooperating. The woman from down under is going to freeze.

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