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  1. Make Money Online Tips
    2/5/2009 - 5:53 am

    Wooooow thats some sort of a evolution there Darren. Thanks for sharing this fantastic post which shows us that there is hope :)

  2. Tressa
    2/24/2009 - 3:54 am

    Hi Darren

    I love your blog. Thank you for sharing your story, you are right a lot of people think it’s instant success but it does take time and a lot of hardwork. Someday I hope to be in your position.

    Congrats! And keep on blogging.

  3. tim
    3/17/2009 - 3:10 am

    I love the life story. I know how it is to be in Bible school and working three jobs while getting ready to be married! I also know how it is to take my time with getting my degree (attending on and off it took like 8 years).

    Thanks for sharing your story, I think it helps people connect with you and your experiences in life.

  4. A Singaporean in London
    3/18/2009 - 12:58 am

    Have started blogging two years back and I’m surprised that my blog has lasted till now. Having experimented with Adsense and all, I’m still in the $1 region per day.

    Well, reading this post has nudge on. Anyway, I enjoy the interaction with my readers and I guess that’s what keep me going as well.

    C K

  5. Ken
    3/20/2009 - 8:07 am


    What ever happened to you ministry? I am an ordained minister and just starting to blogg. Any tips about ministry and blogging or using your ministry as a blogg site?


  6. Erin Kennedy
    3/24/2009 - 12:33 pm

    Hi Darren,

    Wow. What a great story! I just recently got into blogging a bit more and am really enjoying it. In fact, I wish I had more time for it, but with 2 small boys and a full time resume writing home-based business, it is hard finding the time.

    HOWEVER, your terrific post has given me new reason (and excitement) to get out there and post more. You provide such a wealth of information… especially for us blogging newbies! :)


    Erin Kennedy

  7. Robyn
    3/24/2009 - 4:06 pm

    All your good hard work removes the slog from blog and gives me hope that even I, with my theology degree and artistic brain, can hatch and nurture a blog. Thank you!

  8. alex
    3/25/2009 - 7:37 am

    wow really inspiring

  9. Priscilla
    3/25/2009 - 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the story, Darren. It’s encouraging–and balanced. Anyone who says up-front that it takes a couple of years or more of hard work isn’t preaching a get-rich-quick scheme! Just launched my blog in Jan and am enjoying it a whole lot more than I expected, so I’m paying attention to stories like yours. Thanks for sharing so thoughtfully. And congrats on your successes. PS: I’m interested in the number of ministry-theology-seminary types responding here. I got my start in theology too.

  10. Rob Llewellyn
    4/3/2009 - 6:46 am

    I’ve been back at this post about three times over the course of a year. Always an inspiring read Darren.

    I’m curious about how the chemistry and potential income of blogging has increased/decreased since the introduction of the likes of FaceBook and Twitter.

    Incidentally …I follow you on Twitter.

    And I Twitter @

  11. Marcia
    4/14/2009 - 12:08 pm

    This information was incredibly helpful and seems very reasonable and realistic! Thanks for sharing… I am an early blogger and have wondered about blogging for money… since I would be able to be a “stay at home” and still help my hubbie financially…

    As far as I am concerned… I will keep trucking and working and see where this leads me…


  12. sun
    4/18/2009 - 5:09 am

    Wow…what a story…congratulations!

  13. planettech15
    4/20/2009 - 5:30 am

    Hi friends
    I love the life story. We have more in common that I thought we would. I too am earning a theology degree that is a decade in the making. Keep up the good work and you have a new subscribe.
    Well, reading this post has nudge on. Anyway, I enjoy the interaction with my readers and I guess that’s what keep me going as well.
    temping jobs-

  14. lavender kitty
    5/2/2009 - 2:43 pm

    Dear Darren,
    Was nice to see you had faith to stick to your dream.
    Your now in my heart and prayers.Keep up the great work.
    Thank you 4 the information.
    God loves You

  15. spreadbettingblog
    5/13/2009 - 7:53 am

    Thanks for telling your story Darren. It’s truly heart-warming. As they say, you have a great head on your shoulders! You made your own luck so you deserve all the success you achieve.

  16. Perros
    5/17/2009 - 9:05 am

    Thanks for this post Darren. I have some problems with monetizing my web, but this is very inspiring. I have to say that my web is in the part-time-job status, though, so it is not so bad. It certainly takes time and discipline (the latter being my biggest problem) but it is possible. Thanks for such an inspiring story.

  17. Dita Basu
    5/22/2009 - 3:43 am

    Thank you for sharing your story. There are times when I get so discouraged. But I love to blog and some how deep inside I feel it will make it some how ,some day. I just have to be persistent. Your article written long time ago, still inspires, inspired some one like me.

    Thank you.

  18. DKPORT
    6/13/2009 - 5:27 am

    Thank you for this post. This is an inspiration for me in becoming a problogger just like you. Thanks again!

  19. Harrison Schmidt
    6/21/2009 - 6:13 pm

    Awesome post.

    Its always interesting to hear the back stories of successful people.

    The main points I got out of this are
    1) Work hard, and focus on few blogs.
    2) Blog about things that people want to learn about, like how to blog better, how to make more money, how to take better pictures, how to use twitter better.

    Your success is impressive and inspirational.

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