The Blog

Well, I’ve managed to write 10 posts now. This will be my 11th. Those of you who have been following along or have read my first entry (The First) know that I made a commitment to write at least 1 post a day. I realize that 10 days is not long, but considering how crazy my schedule is and that fact that I’m not a big writer, I’m pleased. And you should be too. Feel free to applaud quietly wherever you happen to be reading this. I’ll wait…

When I started this blog it was mostly to get some things off of my chest about the things I see and think about on the road. So far it’s been a success. I get a handful of new followers every day and a fairly decent amount of page traffic for just starting out. Now that I’ve been doing it for a week and a half and now that I’ve done some exploring and reading of other blogs, I think I want to make an effort to monetize it. My goal is to start doing this after my 20th post. Don’t worry, no one needs to put up any money or anything like that. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m the one who has to pay for a bunch of stuff.

Seeing as how I’m new to all of this and have no idea what I’m doing or talking about when it comes to blogging and making a profit out of it, I’m going to invite my readers/followers to comment and email me on some ways to get started. I’d love to hear from some of you that have your own blogs and are currently earning from them. Any pointers and help will be greatly appreciated. The reason I’m going to you instead of doing a ton of internet research on monetizing blogs (don’t worry, I’m doing that as well) is because you have first-hand experience. Part of the reason I’m writing this blog is to keep everyone included in the day-to-day goings on of my life. I’d like to develop a close relationship with my readers. Some of you I’ve known for years and some of you just started following today because you found one of my posts in whatever category you happened to be looking at just then. All of you are equally important. Except for you, Mom. You’re the most important. But don’t tell these guys.

Anyway, please comment or email me (michaelhowell0188@gmail.com, I’m sure that’s somewhere on my page) with any ideas. I’d also like to thank all of you for sticking with this little venture of mine for the last 10 posts and would like you to keep it up. For my new readers, I promise these get a lot more interesting. Once again, thank you, everyone.

Stay classy, and I’ll see you the next stop.

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