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Today Is My Fourth Blog-Iversary!

This blog turns four years old today.  That’s four years of foresight, insight, moanings and groaning about the real estate marketplace and the practice of law.  That’s also four years of having a soapbox from which to share my life’s delights as well as my various complaints, tempered with enough observations, it seems, to make my writings relatable and interesting enough to keep my readers returning time after time.

This blog is a disciplined act on my part that yields no financial reward.  I write five days per week, with few exceptions, so the responsibility of needing something to write sometimes causes me to expand on the initially trivial (dumb ad on a diner placemat) or share  a private moment publicly (such as the passing of a friendship torpedoed by a buddy’s intolerance). I find writing blissful; I hope that even when I share that I’m seething, you can tell that typing the words on the page make me elated. 

You’re a valuable part of my blog experience.  I want to thank all of you who read, and the few of you who comment here (my inbox is filled on some days with remarks, observations, and criticism about what I wrote, but hardly anyone wants to make an anonymous or attributed comment here).  I am grateful to you, and appreciate the gift you bestow each time you return here.


Jun. 28th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
It's not necessarily for making money. It's more just to grow it. I don't directly make money from my blog either, but I do leverage my expertise in my niche and direct some traffic to my company. I don't do it aggressively by any means, but when appropriate I'll mention it.

To give you an example of the power of your blog, which you may not yet realize, if I was located in your local area or even just in your city, I would probably call on your services when I needed them based on what I've read on your blog alone. That's not direct monetization, but the authority and credibility you've built are worth something!

And what you'll find honestly is that most high profile bloggers don't directly generate income from their blogs. You can, but that's not the most common reason for having one anymore.

Btw, you can get free photos at different sites. I just haven't looked at it since it's quicker for me to spend a dollar then find another source and dig through their photos. I just like the simplicity of it. But you definitely can find free solutions that have just as good photographs, it's just more time.
Jun. 28th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you again for your thoughtful reply. I have more thinking and investigating to do!



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