Well, as some of you know, I started my self hosted website/blog back in March. Scribbles & Sustenance is pretty much just sitting there at this point. I mean, granted, I don’t really have a “niche”, for the thing. And I’m certainly not as open and personal as I have been here, and although I have a different category for each day of the week, there’s nothing that I’m really focused on.
Ok, we’ll call that mistake number one. (Not sure if that should be a statement or a question!)
Another thing I keep hearing about is going with affiliates. Maybe I’m missing something, but so far, the only affiliates I’ve checked on say you have to have a crazy amount of “per day” visits.
And I don’t.
Not yet, anyways.
I’m still working on it. Maybe I’ll never get it down for sure, but at least I won’t be accused of not trying. I’ve linked to social media, I tweet, I pin and I have a Facebook page. I try to get my titles and headlines right. I don’t know, maybe I’m trying to hard?
Maybe I should just go back to the way I was blogging here…still not great, and I feel like there’s no niche there either.
So, for now, I’ve just been using the website as my Freelance Writing website. That’s what I do professionally, plus it gives me somewhere to store my portfolio without having to pay extra, but even the freelance jobs are becoming scarce. I blame that on people who agree to write for ridiculously low rates. BUT, as they say, you get what you pay for. I’ll bide my time, thank you very much. Didn’t want to work for those kinds of people anyway.
I guess I’ll still be around 🙂 Even though I’m paying for Scribbles, this place just feels more like home…