Cops and other law enforcement professionals are just like other people when it comes to wanting a way to increase their income. Many like me have taken to creating side business on the internet and in that vein several people have asked me lately for resources intended for bloggers. So like a good blogger, I decided to write an article to describe some of my thoughts.
Can you earn a living on the internet? Some say so, and many say the way to build your base of support is through blogging or writing a frequent article on a blog or web log.
Don’t know what blogging is? A Blog is what you are reading. Blog is a contraction of the words Web Log or someone’s rambling on a running log on a website on the internet. Many are set up by using blog software from WordPress or Blogger. Check out Wikipedia has to say about blogging and blog software by clicking on the links on those words above.
I started CopsAlive as a way to give back to the law enforcement profession that gave me so much during my career. It was also a way to write about the things that I was seeing that troubled me like cops committing suicide or suffering the ill effects of stress by drinking too much, spending too much, getting divorced or getting fired.
I don’t know yet whether or not there is money to be made on the internet but I think the internet is the way of the commercial future and I think it is about selling the information you have, to people who want to learn more about what you know.
Check out what a friend and fellow police officer, Ted Newman, has created to help people learn about marketing your information on the internet at his site on Simple Information Marketing and learn more about Ted on my posting “Success Story – Ted Newman“.
I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about a group I’m organizing for a Caribbean Cruise next January called CopsAlive Cruises. I leaned a lot about what I know about internet business on a cruise vacation this last January. The same group of internet marketers are sailing again in January of 2009 and I’m organizing a group of cops who want to join me to work together and learn more about starting a business on the internet. Check with your tax advisor to see if it would be tax deductible for you. To learn more CLICK HERE.
If you want to read what other cops are writing on their blogs here is a list of sites I have collected. If you don’t see yours or your favorite send me an email and let me know about any others.
U.S. Marshals http://www.usmarshals.gov/news/index.html
The Iron in Our Soul http://www.theironinoursoul.blogspot.com/
Private Officers Breaking News http://www.privateofficerbreakingnews.blogspot.com/
Negative Ghostrider http://www.negative-ghostrider.blogspot.com/
Line of Duty http://www.lineofduty.com/
View from the Cop http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/cop/index.html
Which End Bites http://whichendbites.wordpress.com/
Unlikely Cop http://unlikelycop.blogspot.com/
Welcome to Toy Town http://uisgebeathaagusleann.blogspot.com/
The Twining Chronicles http://twining.wordpress.com/
Sheriff Carter’s Newsletter http://tracycarter.blogspot.com/
TPD Blog http://tpdblog.typepad.com/tpdblog/
Personal Safety and Protection http://tostopapredator.blogspot.com/
Top of the Cops http://topofthecops.wordpress.com/
The Thin Blue Line http://thethinblueline.blogspot.com/
I Know I Have a Right to Remain Silent http://theenforcersrollcallnotebook.blogspot.com/
The Bronze Blog http://thebronzeblog.blogspot.com/
The Chicken Run http://the-chicken-run.blogspot.com/
Stupid Criminal Files http://stupidcriminalfile.blogspot.com/
You’re Nicked! http://stanstill.wordpress.com/
Sheepdogs and Wolves http://sheepdogsandwolves.blogspot.com/
Support Your Local Gunfighter http://sharpshooters.blogspot.com/
Second City Sarge http://secondcitysarge.blogspot.com/
Second City Cop http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/
Positive LEO http://positiveleo.wordpress.com/
Police Locker Room http://policelockerroom.blogspot.com/
Police Community Support Officer http://policecommunitysupportofficer.blogspot.com/
The Philosophical Cop Policing Blog http://philosophicalcop.wordpress.com/
PC Franky Fact His Views on Policing Are Lacking in Tact http://pcfrankyfact.blogspot.com/
PC Bloggs A Tweny-First Century Police Officer http://pcbloggs.blogspot.com/
Panda Tales http://pandatales.blogspot.com/
Officer “Smith” Thoughts from Behind the Badge http://officersmith.blogspot.com/
Diary of a Police Officer http://officergary.blogspot.com/
Tales From The Metropolis http://officerdibble01.blogspot.com/
The Naked Cop http://nakedcop.wordpress.com/
Scott’s Morning Brew http://scottsmb.com/
The Johnny Law Chronicles http://law-chronicles.blogspot.com/
LAPD Blog http://lapdblog.typepad.com/lapd_blog/
Lagniappe’s Lair http://lagniappeslair.blogspot.com/
Intelligence Detective http://intelligence-detective.blogspot.com/
Police Inspector Blog http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/
Hott Cops http://hottcops.blogspot.com/
Glock N’ Cuffs http://glockncuffs.blogspot.com/
The Enforcer’s Notebook http://enforcer104.wordpress.com/
The Policeman’s Blog http://coppersblog.blogspot.com/
Just Livin’ The Dream http://commonsensehasnoplacehere.blogspot.com/
Cerberus at the Gate http://cerberusblog.wordpress.com/
Behind the Star http://ccsoblog.blogspot.com/
Dark Nights http://bolotno.blogspot.com/
Blues And Twos – Police Officers Blog http://bluesandtwos.blogspot.com/
San Jose Mercury News Crime Blog http://blogs.mercurynews.com/crime/
The Official COPS Blog http://blog.cops.com/
Belfast Peeler http://belfastpeeler.blogspot.com/
My 5150 World http://5150world.blogspot.com/
200 Weeks http://200weeks.police999.com/
Mr. Police Man http://10-9.blogspot.com/
Wikipedia on Blogs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
Wikipedia on Blog Software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_hosting_service
WordPress: http://wordpress.org/ or use a free account at www.wordpress.com visit http://wordpress.com/features/
Pro Blogger http://www.problogger.net
Daily Blogging Tips http://www.dailyblogtips.com/
Bloggers Blog http://www.bloggersblog.org
Blog Catalog https://www.blogcatalog.com/
Ted Newman and Simple Information Marketing: http://www.simpleinformationmarketing.com/ or visit his blog at: http://tednewman.name
CopsAlive Cruises: http://www.copsalivecruises.com/Welcome.html
Good luck to you and happy blogging!