For over two years now I’ve been freely posting how much I make in alternative income. That income largely comes from this website. I am starting to diversify with Lazy Man and Health, but it never seemed to take off as I hoped. That transitions us nicely to the theme of the rest of this article… failure.
I feel like a complete failure today. I’ve been chatting with some other bloggers and they made significantly more than the $2166.22 I did last month – on what seems to be less traffic. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to them, but it’s hard not to. Some of them even have full-time jobs or take care of kids.
Back in college I was in fraternity. We through some parties and probably had a little too much fun. Well it turns out that everyone was having so much fun they weren’t recruiting freshmen to keep it going. One day, one of the of the upperclassmen stood up and said, “Are we going to be a fraternity, or are we just going to play fraternity?” I never forgot that statement. Today, I feel like I’m not the owner of a blog, but just “playing blog.” And it feels like I’m not even that good at it.
For the past two weeks, I’ve had quite the case of writer’s block. I even wanted to break one of the cardinal rules of blogging… posting a post that says, “I’ve got nothing to say today…” If there’s a lower point in a blogger’s career than thinking that, I don’t know what it is.
Now that I’ve entirely depressed my entire readership, I want to end with some good news. While I have had trouble writing about personal finance and health, I have had good luck writing on another topic (that I’ll leave secret for now). I’m thinking it’s going to be an eBook. I’ve worked through two chapters in two days. Each chapter is broken down into three or four points that could serve as blog posts. So I’m thinking it’s going to be an eBook/blog. It might not be a blog though because I’m not sure I intend to write on the topic for a long time. Anyway, stay tuned…