I’ve been considering a slight change of pace with Supermominthemaking. The subject base would remain the same, ranging from my crazy days to my inspirational days and everything in between. What I’ve been considering is a change in my writing style, from my manic, sporadic writing (and sometimes, I’ll admit, seriously wordy), to something more scheduled and controlled. Like every Monday and Wednesday. Or follow themes like I sort of do with my “oh my god” posts.
Why? For money.
By selling ad space on your domain, you can make a few bucks on the side. Depending on how much time and effort you put into your blog, you can make some decent money off of it. The problem is that in order to make “good” money from a blog, you have to do it full time. With overtime. And over-over time. And it takes several years of this to even get to the “successful” point.
That’s my biggest issue with selling ad space for money. I definitely don’t want to make a living from this. I don’t want to do this full-time. Not even part-time. My one and only full-time desire is to be a Mom. I want blogging to stay fun and creative for me.
Another problem is that I would need to relocate myself to a blogging site that allows ads and pay for my own domain. There are a few other minor expenses involved as well.
So where does that leave someone like me? Probably with just enough extra money to buy a big bag of Skittles each month. You’re probably thinking that’s a major waste of time and laughing off this idea altogether. But that’s the thing, I really like skittles… (This leads my imagination to place me curbside in the ghetto in tattered clothes, holding a sign saying, “will write for skittles”.)
My thought was that, if I’m already blogging, would it benefit me to throw up a few ads and make a couple of bucks? Maybe, maybe not. A few things making me lean toward “yes” is that the time I’d need to put into the blog to generate readers I already do through Facebook. I’m constantly socializing with other nutcase… erm… parents. I also wouldn’t mind getting a twitter account for Supermominthemaking (In fact, I… uh… already started one: @sminthemaking). I also already read other blogs, I just never actively try to pull other bloggers and social media lovers back to me. I think it’s do-able if I really give it a try. And who knows, if I do well and build a big enough base, maybe I’ll make enough money to buy TWO big bags of skittles a month.
What do you think, readers? Do I sell out for something I’m doing anyway, or do I just keep doing what I’m doing?