I have something I will be talking about in 2018 that is incredibly personal; probably more personal than any topic I’ve ever discussed on my page. It relates to something that has revealed itself in my therapy and I’m not even sure how I’m going to tackle it. I know it is a big deal for me based solely on the fact that I have found myself reluctant to even discuss it at all and, based on the fact that I talk more openly on Dream Big than anywhere else in my life, I have major reservations.
I have cried more this past week than I have over any one thing. It has rocked me to my core and has created a lot of uncertainty in my spirit and mind; honestly I feel myself going into a bit of depression. The only reason I don’t start writing about it now is I don’t think I am through the “processing” aspect of the realization. In time I’ll begin writing about it and I can see Dream Big taking a slight turn in focus for quite some time.
For now I’m going to leave it alone, I simply wanted to let everyone know what is going on and what is in store for the future. I hope all of you have a great New Year and a productive beginning to 2018!!
Originally posted on Waldina: Today is the 85th birthday of the actor Ted Cassidy. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left. NAME: Ted Cassidy OCCUPATION: Television Actor BIRTH DATE:…
This is the current view of downtown Charlotte. Rain, rain go away! Today I have a couple of appointments and then I’ll be doing my physical therapy later this afternoon. I gotta keep up the hard work on this shoulder to get back on the course!
Today I will be spending the majority of my time in Shelby, NC presenting a marketing plan to a client. Shelby is the quintessential southern town with a beautiful town square and unique shops and restaurants. I’ll post more pictures later.
In the world of blogging there are many types of posts: lengthy, informative articles, videos, weekly updates, photos and the micro-post. I like the micro-post because I can devour it quickly, engage and move along.
I have kicked the idea around of using my WP site more for short posts resembling Facebook; the idea is to utilize Dream Big as my social media outlet. I’m not exactly sure I’m sold on the idea although I’m leaning in that direction.
What do you think? How would you respond if I added Facebook-like posts to my page? Short thoughts, ideas, musings, etc.?
In 2015 I set a goal to get my monthly views to a level so my blog would qualify for WordAds-the WordPress version of Google’s Adwords advertising program. I had lofty dreams of adding the ads program to begin my journey of becoming a paid blogger. Up to that point in my blogging “career” all I ever read were articles on monetizing a blog. I would soon realize that monetizing a blog is not an easy task.
At any rate, I did reach my goal and in October 2015 WordPress informed me that I would be able to enable WordAds on my page. Over the next 6 months I watched intently for the money to come rolling in and focused on driving more views to my page. At that time I didn’t have the views I have today, but I did have a couple of months that eclipsed 50,000 views in a month-and I was proud of that fact. These views didn’t equate to money though.
I have 3 basic problems with the ads program:
It slowed down the load time of my page dramatically.
The ads took up space in my sidebar which pushed my page’s info down below-the-fold.
The ads didn’t produce enough revenue. As a matter of fact, the best month I ever had in ad revenue was $35.00 and that represented 60,000 monthly views! All that work to drive views so WordPress could deposit $35 in my PayPal account.
So when I evaluated the slower load time and the space ads consumed on my page I made the decision to disable ads and I have not regretted the decision.
The entire experience was disappointing to say the least.