Moving ahead…I want to hear from you

It’s been no secret that in recent months, I have looked at ways to monetize this blog. I work in the non-profit sector and while I love my work, it’s not exactly a big money maker, so supplementing my income is a good thing. I love blogging and enjoy the process and while this blog has grown over the years in terms of readers and recognition, for the most part my attempts at monetization have failed.

Oh, I tried Blog Her, but it simply wasn’t a fit, and while I do have a relationship with EdenFantasys, most of the rewards aren’t financial. I have offered direct advertising but the downside of not having a true niche is advertisers are hesitant. I can’t say I blame them.

Even direct appeals don’t exactly kick up a lot of support except with the most die hard of readers. Right now I am still looking to raise the cash to hit a few conferences this year and that is looking more and more like a dream yet again.

I get it! For many,the idea of paying for something like reading a blog doesn’t sit well either due to lack of ability or desire. Why drop a few bucks in my tip jar when you can read someone else’s blog and not have to worry about it. Believe me I understand. So I am playing with some ideas that one of my favorite bloggers gave me for monetization but before I go that route, I would like to hear from you.

So I am asking today, if you might take the brief survey that follows this post, so that I can get a sense of what my readers want and are willing to support. I would great appreciate hearing directly from you.

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4 thoughts on “Moving ahead…I want to hear from you”

  1. Hi,
    I just found your blog. What a delightful site. I too am a midwesterner in exile here in Maine. I also suffer from anxiety attacks.
    I have a blog about birds. (talk about a true niche. )
    I’ve come to realize that it takes a very large amount of traffic to make advertising on one’s site pay off. I do sell a few things through Amazon and I just found out one can sell their blog to be published on Kindle. I haven’t checked into it yet but maybe that would be something for you.
    Good luck,


  2. Hoping to make a trip to Portland and Bailey Island later this spring summer and looking forward to an opportunity to have coffee or lunch with you.

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