The Paid Curse

Loyal readers of my blog will know that I used to post the occasional paid post. I kinda loved the fact that I didn’t really need to pay for my domain and hosting because blogging did that for me. Eventually, though, I got annoyed with the ever decreasing amount paid and the ever increasing crappy subjects and stopped posting them.

Today, however, situations have changed and it would be nice to have a bit of spare cash down the line so I logged into an oldie payperpost.com to see what they could offer me. Of the 100+ available only 2 were open to me. TWO! With a total value of $2.50 between them.

I wondered why this could be, have things changed so much since I last did this? Well, something has changed. The one thing that paid bloggers care about most…

… Google Page Rank! Oh my! I remember fretting that my PR was going to drop from a 3 to a 2 and wondering what I could do to push it up to a 4! A dilemna many bloggers face. Today though, its worse! Today my Page Rank is 0. I never thought it could be but then I neglect my blog and barely vear off course of my usual sites so perhaps it is time to put in more effort.

I kind of feel like one of those people from the charity ads though “I’m just one lowly blogger, what can I do?”. Looking at the competition out there I’m sure I could do a lot! I learn so much from other blogs but I’m sure everyone else learns very little from mine. That being said, do I want you do to learn? And secondly, do you want to learn from me? Or is it easier just to go places like Melly.me or jemjabella.co.uk or, my personal favourite Intensify.org. Rachel may not teach me web savvy but she teaches me other things like the randomness of a want to be surgeon ๐Ÿ™‚ The beautiful randomness.

I’m sure you don’t. And I’m sure anything I have to teach has already been said and in a more understandable way. Maybe I’ll aim at giving you a piece of my world and be happy with that.

One comment

  1. Deanna says:

    I hope you figure out a way to get your PR up again. I have no idea what mine is and I don’t really care. I used to make money from my site but I don’t think I have enough time and effort to work that anymore.

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