Five Reasons Why I Joined BlogBourne: A Social Blogging Site

Why I Joined BlogBourne

BlogBourne is the second site I joined this week after promising myself I’d never write for a site I don’t own again. Here are the reasons why I broke my promise to myself and joined this site — a site that doesn’t have much of a history yet. Here are my first impressions of BlogBourne

  • I am used to working with an editor similar to the one in BlogBourne
  • BlogBourne is easy to navigate
  • BlogBourne has many ways to earn money
  • Other writers I already know are already on BlogBourne
  • Blogbourne has a variety of ways to interact


The BlogBourne Editor

The editor in BlogBourne looks a lot like the editor in WordPress, even though it’s missing a few features the WordPress editor has, such as headline formatting. I can choose different fonts and text sizes to make up for that. It’s also missing the the ability to paste as plain text if I want to write my post in a word processor and paste it in. It’s also missing a word count at the bottom that is included in WordPress. Other common formatting buttons are here, though. I can make words bold, put them in italics, or underline them. I can insert  block quotes, make lists, link, and change alignment or text color. I also have access to the coding in the text tab. These are all important features if one is to write a a grammatically correct and easy-to-read blog post. 



It is really easy to navigate the BlogBourne site. A handy menu on the left side of the page has links to everything important on the site. Notifications can be accessed from the bell at the top right, as can your cart for ordering payment. To see how much you are earning and for what, just mouse over your name at the top right next to your photo. The drop-down menu tells you how many coins you earned and how you earned them. You can also access everything else important to you from that menu. 

This is very different from some sites where you have to almost hire a detective to find what you’re looking for. Anything you want to know is within easy reach of your mouse. 

Earning Money at BlogBourne

An earning table you can access on the left sidebar of any page lists all the way you can earn money at BlogBourne. I won’t repeat the list here. To sum it up, you get paid for almost any kind of interaction on the site. You also earn coins for writing a blog post or referring visitors to the site.  

It’s important to note that you earn coins here — not dollar amounts — for your work. The value of the coins changes according to how much money the site is actually making. The value of the coins is posted every month. 

I Already Know People on BlogBourne

Let’s face it. When how much you earn depends largely upon interaction with other members, how many people you know makes a difference. If you’ve ever been on Bubblews, Persona Paper, BlogJob, myLot, or Literacy Base, you will probably see many people you’ve been writing along side for a long time. You will feel right at home and be making new connections as soon as you make your debut. 

You Don’t Always Have to Write a Post to Interact

One thing I loved about BlogJob (before they suspended payments) was the variety of ways one could interact and earn. Here at BlogBourne you can still earn by starting or participating in groups and forums. Let’s face it. You aren’t always in the mood to write or read blog posts. Sometimes you just want to talk to people about common interests. You can do that at BlogBourne and get paid for it. 

What Are You Waiting For?

If you like social blogging and you haven’t signed up for BlogBourne yet, why are you hesitating? Are you still nursing wounds inflicted by events on other sites that burned you. I understand. I can’t promise that this site will be different. But I’m a pioneering type. I don’t mind taking an occasional gamble. My first impression of this site is that it won’t crash and burn. Posts only need to be 200 words long, and a wisely placed affiliate link is allowed. (Just don’t overdo it.) What have you got to lose except, in the worst case, a bit of time. Why not join BlogBourne now?  Do it before you comment on this post, and you will earn your first coin.  



  1. Kyla Matton Osborne

    These are all great reasons for joining BlogBourne – even in the face of our common reluctance to trust another writing site. You elaborated on your points very well, and I hope it will help other quality writers to trust once more in a writing site and community.

    1. Barbara Radisavljevic Post author

      Some of us have to step out. I don’t really need this for myself, but I have friends who do need it. It seems only right to help get the site going and contribute when I can.

  2. IcyBC

    After I take a look around, I know I can work with this platform so I joined. I have been burned too many times to count, but I believe if you don’t give it a chance, you are not going anywhere either. Glad to see you here!

    1. Barbara Radisavljevic Post author

      Exactly! I have a good feeling about this site. I’m still cautious about somethings on third party sites, though. I will not do any more photo essays for them. Those are too difficult to move if a site goes under.

    1. Barbara Radisavljevic Post author

      Let’s face it. I’ll bet most of us went through a process of wondering if joining a new site like this was risky. We’ve all been burned. But the other voice in my ear says, “This site might be different and do better than the failed sites. Why not give it a chance??

    1. Barbara Radisavljevic Post author

      I’m glad you did. Thank you and welcome. The more of us here, the better chance the site will grow and thrive.

  3. grace

    I wonder how I missed this post. I particularly went to your now profile and found it there.
    I agree with all your reasons to be here.

  4. Angeles Fernandez

    When I first heard about this site I wasn’t sure.. Should I join? So, I took a look at it, and what I found here made me think this site promises, and, for now, I think I was right! For good or for bad, I tend to join writing sites, even when my mother language is not English… The reason for that is I want and need to practice and improve it. Apart from the money, of course! I agree with all the points you mention, @barbrad, and now that there are moderators, the quality will be improved, which is good. Good post, and hope to read more from you soon!

    1. Barbara Radisavljevic Post author

      There is an advantage to joining a thriving writing site or one that’s about to become a thriving site. This is especially true for people who don’t really want to become site owners. Even if you have your own sites, it helps to get to know others who might read your posts on a writing site and then decide to check out your own blogs if they are interested in your topics. Sites like this are also a good place to practice and improve your English language skills. Keep copy of the work you post and then compare it to the post after an editor here finishes with it. You can then see what mistakes you made and how to fix them.

  5. Gil Camporazo

    I have read your blog on how you compare BlogBourne and LiteracyBase in your review. It was a very comprehensive one. Since you mentioned that you are a member here, I search your name and come across with your post on why you joined this site. It looks like another review of BB as I may call it.

    I also read your personal experience. No wonder why you could write well for you’re a seasoned writer. Glad to meet you here. 🙂

    1. Barbara Radisavljevic Post author

      I’m glad to meet you, too. I have loved writing since I was a little girl. I always wanted to be a librarian because I loved to read so much, but I became an English teacher for a few years instead. Then I worked in a bookstore and eventually started my own book business, from which I retired last year.

  6. Marsha Cooper

    Well I know you from squidoo.
    As far as writing here, I have a lot of checking to do on what things do. Like what is the visual?
    I had an issue with the fact that I chose a style and size, but every time I double entered to make another paragraph I had to choose those again.

    I joined after promising I wouldn’t because a couple of the other sites I was doing closed suddenly. They were not writing sites, but social sharing sites. I won’t write much, but do plan on visiting daily.

    1. Barbara Radisavljevic Post author

      Visual is the default view in the text editor where what you see is what you are supposed to get. The other tab is for using html.
      I solved the font and size problems by writing everything first and then selecting all to change font and size at the same time. Then I changes the size just for my headers.

      I was hesitant to join, too, but I want to give this site a fair shake. It seems better managed than the others that went down.

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