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When one takes a quick look at articles written on blogging, making money seems to be a very common theme. Bloggers invariably talk about adsense and how they can make money from blogs. Is blogging only for making money? Did blogs begin with that idea? Are we losing moral direction somewhere?Blogs became popular as a medium for a person to express himself/herself on a global platform. Some feel that they are sharing their deepest thoughts with other members of the world. Blogging is bringing the world nearer to each other like never before. Its giving identity to the few who feel lost in globalization. In certain cases, a blog is great therapy for venting out anger, frustration and other negative feelings. Blogging was never started with the object of making money on the Internet.

Imagine the scenario when the majority of blogs will somehow try to collect content from different sources and hope that their ad gets clicked. Is that not wasting of quality time? Will such blogs contribute to the Internet at all? Who will visit such blogs? Everyone is busy building a blog that makes money, so why should he/she visit other blogs?

A blog can contribute to lively discussion. A blog can be a great platform to meet people and talk. A blog is a great way to help budding talents show case their work to the world. However, being discreet about ads sometimes help keep a blogging community intact.

– Brian Yong