Making some sweet bling from my blog thing.
January 7, 2013
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Happy (belated) New Year, everyone! Any New Year resolutions?
I have a few:
- get my drivers licence (aka Operation Kill the Planet)
- start investing in a retirement savings plan (aka Operation Hope I Haven’t Yet Killed the Planet When I’m 70)
- write a comic book (aka MY LIFE DREAM)
- start thinking about long-term work (aka Reality)
Having a job that I can carry with me wherever I go in the world would be pretty handy and it’s gotten me thinking about entrepreneurship and maybe even making something out of this blog.
These past few months I’ve been super eager to learn new ways to promote my blog and connect with a larger audience. This has changed my writing style, my posting layout, my titles… I’ve felt at times like my blog has become a bit less personal, and that I haven’t quite gotten past the blogger’s learning curve as of yet. But in the spirit of making New Year resolutions, this year, I hope to make my ANGRY (Friendly) GAIJIN BLOG even better than before (but not necessarily bigger – we all know that if something gets too big, it just becomes painful)… but yes!
And so just like when Laura Prepon guest-starred on House as a blog-addict who couldn’t make a single decision without consulting her followers, I now turn to all of you lovely folks for some help! :)
One thing I’ve seriously considered is monetizing my blog… this could range from putting up ads (hopefully in a tasteful manner) to advertising myself more as a artist and translator for hire. I was wondering if any of you have any experience in this? Or any opinions on the matter?
I’ve looked at 3rd party ads and WordPress plug ins. While the former way be more lucrative, the latter is probably more practical for what I’m doing right now…
Thanks all! And I want to say one more thing in closing: Thank you all for the awesome year in blogging that was 2012! I met a lot of you this past year and hope to keep on reading your blogs this year, too! Thanks for all the likes and comments and from-the-heart conversations we’ve had here. For the Truth!
yours in waiting ;)