My intent in this was to chronicle my move to other employment or gainful income after the end of the 27-year gig and to write every day. The "every day" component has not been achieved but at times I'm written more and that's been good for a number of reasons.
The intent of focusing on monetization has been good and a learning experience. Yesterday I did receive and email from Amazon. My blog posts with advertisements from Amazon are a result of participating in their 'affiliate' program. A reader who follows an Amazon advertisement and actually buys something is good for those in the affiliate program. You receive a small commission. The email was nice but indicated no one had purchased and I would be bumped after 180 days of 'nothing.' That's no surprise. Lots of accounts go dead with inactivity.
With Amazon I have a couple of tracking IDs, one for this blog and another for a food blog that we write in conjunction with our cafe. The blogs are linked to our Facebook pages. Often our witty, clever and insightful Facebook posts are 'liked' but it appears that few people follow the blog post links from within Facebook. My opinion is that if you want a lot of action on Facebook you have to have a lot of dancing cats and cute dog videos.
March Goals ...
- Write a post on this blog daily
- Write a post on the food blog weekly
- Apply for one job at the Google Apps partner
- Add Adsense & Amazon Affiliate content to 'parked domains'
- Finally found 8x8 replacement ceramic floor tile
- Replaced the protective screen plastic on my iPhone 5
- Found the owner of a lost cane
- Helped a couple of old ladies to their cars (who's going to help me)
- Read with great enthusiasm the advertisement for a free Amazon AWS seminar
- Pondered the usefulness of LinkedIn
- Thought again if Seth Godin actually writes all his own blog posts or if he has a staff