net visionary, blog, money… me?!!

a visionary...?

a visionary...?

Not a chance… !

In The Sunday Business Posts Computers In Business magazine, April 5th 2009, a fine article  was written, in which I was quoted… the title of this piece:

Blogging: does it pay?

You can read the full article here. The mentions of me were thus….

Peter Donegan, an avid blogger who runs an award-winning horticultural business, Peter Donegan Landscaping, agreed.

“I think if making money from your blog is important to you, this will show through,” Donegan said. “Once that starts to happen, people will start to see you for what you are, which is a guy looking to make money from blogging.”

and later on in the article….

“I don’t believe I’ve ever made money from blogging,” he said.” For me, blogging is just good fun. It’s something I do in my spare time and I’d be surprised if anyone is making money out of it.”

If the questions were, have I ever made money from writing a weblog… then these were my answers. I had also written a blog post called why [I] bother with a blog…

Whilst I might take the belief that one shouldn’t knock what makes another smile… each to their own… be it writing poetry, gardening, painting etc…. as long as you are happy; then writing and gardening combined is my hobby. It makes me happy. 99.9% of the time I am always extremely happy…..

More recently, unusually possibly, I have been shortlsted for the IIA Net Visionary Awards….. What?!! I imagined 2 guys at a bus stop….

Did you hear Peter Donegan is a visionary

He’s a what….?

Yeah, he’s a net visionary

He’s a what….??

It doesn’t make sense to me at all. I don’t even know how I got there. I have a t-shirt that says on the front…. it’s not the winning that counts it’s the arsing around. I think I’ll wear it tomorrow night when I’m playing guitar at the trad session in the local teach tabhairne 😆

UPDATE: the others short listed nominees in the net visionary best business blogger category are:

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