When I started Digital Disney World, I actually knew very little about blogging. Over the past several years, I kept hearing the word "blog" but wasn't really sure what it was all about. As I mentioned in my first article, throughout 2010 I became a big fan of several Disney World podcasts. I would often hear the hosts talk about specific blogs and I finally decided to check some of them out for myself. I was pretty impressed with the blogs that I started reading and wanted to learn more about this new medium. Most of them looked like regular websites and often didn't even mention the actual term "blog" anywhere. I assumed that these websites were professionally created and that the articles must have been posted by experienced writers. I couldn't have been more wrong. After doing a little research, I learned that a blog could be created by nearly anyone who is comfortable using a computer. It wasn't long before I decided to jump into the Disney online community with both feet!
The first thing that got me excited about moving forward with the creation of this blog was the cost. There was none! I was happily surprised to find several blogging hosts that assisted ordinary people in producing relatively professional websites. I chose Google's blogger.com and I was off and running. It was pretty easy to come up with a unique angle to write about when it came to Walt Disney World. I am definitely someone who embraces new technology, and I am always looking at fun new ways to experience Disney. If I couldn't live near the mouse, I thought it would be fun to write about it on a regular basis.
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Over the past six months many people have asked me why I decided to get into blogging. Often times they ask if I am doing it to make money or if I'm trying to make a career out of it. The answer is no to both of these questions. While it is possible to actually make decent money if your blog becomes extremely popular, most bloggers will never generate any serious income. The reason I write the Digital Disney World blog is simply for the enjoyment of doing it. Every three or four days I get to sit down at my computer and "virtually" put myself in Walt Disney World for a couple hours. Although I may not physically be in one of the theme parks, I typically put on some Disney background music and mentally escape to the place that Walt built.
There are alot of great Walt Disney World blogs out there. I intend to write about many of them in the coming months. In the meantime, you can simply do a Google search of "Disney World blogs" to start finding people, like myself, who are also writing about their favorite subject. You will even find that the Disney Company actually writes their own blog about the parks. I featured this one back in article #20. If you are interested in starting your own blog, whether it be Disney related or not, I suggest you click on the "Create Blog" tab in the upper right corner of this website. Google makes it easy to get started. Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to read the Digital Disney World blog. I look forward to writing another 50 articles this year!
Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward. See ya real soon!