I like most people got onto the blogging for bucks idea several years ago. I was pretty diligent to start with, (at least for me) however, I kind of lost interest in it, when it didn't turn out to be the cash cow, I had anticipated. However, I think I know a bit more about what to do, and what not to do in terms of making money on a blog. Basically, you have to love your topic, treat it like your job..and be very proactive. It has to be the focus of your life in order to make big bucks. You have to sell your blog to advertisers..get repeat traffic etc. It needs to be hosted. A domain name helps a lot..etc. I have created an "older and wiser blog" I think that if I follow the steps of successful bloggers that have gone before me, I might actually make more than 10 bucks on this one! Let's hope so! If I could make a living blogging..I would be super thrilled.