The past few days, I’ve been making myself sick over how to ‘monetize’ my blog.
Obviously, blogs on WordPress.com don’t take external advertising, and that’s not what this blog is about anyway. It’s about the joy of writing.
But I spend so much time writing here and reading your blogs that it’s starting to make sense to, well, make cents.
I’m daunted by the idea of moving to WordPress.org, mostly because I think that means I might lose this community. But I’m not sure. Anybody have experience with that?
In the meantime, I’ve set up A Whole Mother Blog on, of all places, Blogspot. I know. Heresy. WTH?
It’s apparently easier to set up advertising programs there, but the interface is disappointing after what I’ve grown to expect from WordPress.
I’ve been staying up way too late at night, trying to get the template to work… trying to find and sign up for advertising affiliate programs that don’t make me feel like I’m selling my soul. For example: I set up an Amazon Affiliate account, and if you have an e-book that you’d like me to feature, I can do that!
I even took a cue from The Bloggess and set up a Zazzle store.
But I don’t know… it doesn’t feel quite right. I’ve never been the type of person to make money off consumerism. This could suck all my energy away from working on my writing.
What the H am I doing? Am I cut out for this Mommy Blogging stuff? Is this the wrong direction?