“And it occurred to me that there is no such thing as blogging. There is no such thing as a blogger. Blogging is just writing — writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology.” ~ Simon Dumenco
I often get asked if I have a book on the Tarot published. My answer is ‘No,’ which seems to surprise a lot of people. Of course, I do have a FREE E-book, which is a compilation of some of the relationship Tarot spreads I created for Love Dove Tarot. A self-published 32 page PDF booklet, without an IBSN number doesn’t really count, does it?
When I get asked about publications, it mostly makes me feel guilty about not working on a manuscript (any of the many I have started). However, I know myself well enough to know that the motivation for writing and publishing a ‘real’ book primarily comes from the ego rather than my Higher Self.
In reality it boils down to satisfying either my inner snob (who would love to add ‘Author’ after her name) or my entertainment self - the latter seeking instant gratification… For those of us who are slightly addicted to blogging, the main ‘hook’ is instant feedback – something you definitely don’t get when you’re typing away at a 100,000 word manuscript!
When I decided to go self-employed as a Tarotist, I actually did so mainly because my first blog (www.tarotize.com) was starting to get noticed. By then I had been blogging for nearly five years. I thought that the blog would make a good ‘platform’ for a business, as well as taking care of the need of having a professional website.
What I didn’t realise at the time was that I would turn into a professional blogger as well as a professional Tarotist. It all happened quite accidentally a few months into my self-employment, when I suddenly felt the urge to start another blog.
This was completely instinctual, and it was only with my second blog. www.lovdeovetarot.com, that I began to attract wide enough an audience for advertisers to start taking notice. Little did I know that I was about to cross over into pro blogging territory…
Attracting my first advertiser (they looked me up, not the other way around!) lead to the discovery of passive income through advertising and affiliate programs. It sounds a bit like money for nothing but it really isn’t.
Unless you have put the hours in to attract loyal readers, you will never have enough trust or credibility to be able to generate a ‘passive’ income. I can also honestly say that I wouldn’t have had the guts to go down this route without the guidance and support gained on the Business Goddess E-course.
So, while I let my snob ego and my entertainment ego battle it out, I will just keep enjoying what I do, one day at the time, and hopefully be of use to my readers in the meantime.
Another joy of having a blog is the ability to post interviews with talented and interesting people. It was the Tarot Lady, Theresa Reed, who opened my eyes to this in her Talkin’ Tarot series, which I was invited to participate in.
On Saturday, I will post an interview here on Seer Pathways with the wonderfully knowledgeable and prolific Angelologist Angela McGerr. She will share about how to begin working with the Angelic realm, as well as what the Angels have to say about 2012 (and more!).
Working with the Angels for healing and spiritual guidance is sacred to me, as is the work I do with the Tarot, and the more I do both, the more I realise that they are interlinked. I have already published quite a lot of information on how to work with the Angels when doing Tarot readings and there will probably be more.
Check out 7 Ways to Invite Angels into Your Tarot Practice if this sounds interesting!
See you back here on Saturday! There will be a competition as well, with a chance to win of Angela McGerr‘s meditation CD’s, so you won’t want to miss out!
Angel Starlight Blessings,