Can you hear that? It’s the sound of tumbleweeds tumbling in the wind. Mea culpa.
It’s been almost a year and I have done almost nothing about my blogs. It’s the Big Curse I suffer from: I have no time and energy to focus on blogging as a side activity. Most of my time is spent at work, and then I have other things to worry about as well. Family, friends…
But it’s not quite true that I did not blog at all. I have kept my worldbuilding blog reasonably up to date, I have posted a few times on Geek Worker, and I finally started something I always wanted to do, a Let’s Play Youtube channel. Yes, just for kicks, not for the money. (I allow advertisement anyway, of course.)
Working on blogs and writing is still something I really want to do, though, and so lately I have been revisiting and consolidating what I have.
- I created Facebook pages for two blogs and the Youtube channel
- I created a Google+ page for the channel
- Added advertisement to the worldbuilding blog
- Managed to get the Youtube channel onto a weekly schedule – it has 28 subs now
- Fixed a lot of problems with analytis which crept in
The site I was actually going to build as the subject for this experiment won’t happen, because the product I was going to write about was delayed and there are good, entrenched sites that I can’t hope to compete with.
The surprising thing is that I actually do make money from my sites. Very little money, not even enough to buy lunch – For example, June earned me 1.28 Euro plus 10 Cents from the Youtube Channel. It’s a start.
So… What’s Next?
I will keep this blog updated again. No point in running an experiment if one doesn’t document it.
I will make sure to keep both the worldbuilding site and the youtube channel up to date, and ideally keep to a regular schedule. They are both things I am passionate about, so it should be easier to do. Both have very low income potential, but that’s okay.
In addition to this, I will keep posting on Geek Worker whenever I find a solution to a problem I am experiencing. The way I see it, writing them up is not a lot of work, and the more material I collect on the site, the more Google hits I will reap when people search for the problem I write about – that is, the content doesn’t really become irrelevant over time. And the CPC seems to be fairly high for some of the ads that get displayed on the site.
Finally, I will think about ONE additional site to start, as a replacement for the one I intended to work on. I will take my time to come up with a Good Idea, however.