I wrote a post a while back called “i gots to monetize“.
It was kind of tongue-in-cheek.
There’s a lot of that going on in this blog.
Sometimes I don’t take much very seriously.
Maybe that’s why I haven’t made any money….with this blog.
Someone at work asked me yesterday if I’d figured out a way to make any money with my “internet thing” yet.
I had to say that I hadn’t even tried.
She told me that she’d been watching some YouTube videos about how to set up a blog and make a living from it.
I think that she’d like to leave the Post Office if she could figure out a way to replace the income.
Join the club.
(That’s just biting the hand that constantly feed me. It’s a good job. It’s a good….and, sometimes, kind of boring job. What job isn’t like that?)
That’s how success is measured, though….by how you’re rewarded financially for the things we do.
I get up every morning and write something for this blog.
Sometimes, I get up late…..like 5:30…..and then it’s kind of a rush to get something down before everyone gets up.
It’s a rush this morning.
I slept in.
Man….I can’t figure out how to monetize this thing.
This tail wags me hard.
Anyway….what do we miss when the goal at the beginning of the effort is only to make some money?
How do you get motivated to do anything when you’re only trying to second guess what people want or what sells?
I can’t be that mercenary and sustain any interest in doing this.
Although….to see the numbers pile up because I wrote something on MY BLOG (!!) WOULD BE KIND OF COOL.
It would be interesting to make money doing something that I really felt was creative and enjoyable.
I couldn’t call that “work”, though.
When I’m in a hurry, there is one sure thing that I’ve discovered.
What I’ve discovered is this: I can vomit out a bunch of words if it concerns something that I’m complaining about.
Angst is a powerful initiator for complaining….and complaining is easy writing.
You don’t really even have to think much when you’re complaining!!! Easy!!
I need to get up earlier…..start running again…see the moon…..listen to the quiet.
Thinking about monetizing anything makes my heart clench up….being out in the natural opens it back up again.
I may figure out how to make some money with a blog someday.
For right now, I need to get back to being a “good animal” in a big and benevolent world.
I need to concentrate on the things that matter.