I am not writing from the dizzying heights of success with a blog. I am writing in the midst of trying to create success and have a very real risk of failure. At least if my goal is to pay for my site by monetizing the site, I could fail. If my goal is to share what I know and enlist others to share, then I think I may succeed.
But I have taken a pause in posting because after eight weeks of almost continuous weekday blogging, I have realized that is a crazy schedule to keep. I am glad to have done it because now I have content on the site and can think about how I want to organize the site and what my focus really is. But I can’t keep it up and work on the site (by learning CSS, HTML, and PHP) and figure out all the plugins I need and keep up with my reading about books and homeschooling and try to involve myself in my target community and figure out ways to get more readers and learn about SEO, affiliate advertising, social media, and make an e-book as an enticement to get email addresses.
Apparently others can do this. Or rather it seems they can. I think most of the ones who do it all well have taken two or three or ten years to get there. And now they offer all the advice they learned over those years to us newbies in one huge download of “how I did it and you can, too.” Or worse, “how I monetized my site in 30 days and you can, too.” Well, it’s just too much, I tell you. Too much!
So I am working through some of the problems I have encountered in building this website. And I am going to work more on my Texas History curriculum, which is going to be awesome. So I may not be able to post as often for a while, but it’s the resources you are after, so I need to get them loaded up here.