Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with my friend Damaris, who after a zillion years in New York has moved back to Portland. As is our custom, our conversation was both loud and practically without pause for breath. It’s always been this way, even when we haven’t seen each other for years.
I love it.
She was asking about the blog, and I had to laugh, sharing that I seem to write the only well respected and successful blog that makes next to no money. Yes, I have the Blogher ads, but those companies have not specifically chosen to ply their wares with me. I have a sponsorship page that explains my rates and acceptance policy, but like the awkward girl from your high school, no one asks her to dance.
Even though The Non-Consumer Advocate receives between 71,000 and 162,000 hits per month, and will likely top 100,000 for the month of January.
Don’t get me wrong, I get tons of offers for guests posts; as well as companies and organizations that want me to plug their product or service. But no one ever wants to fork over any cash for the privilege.
I try not to care too much. My job as a labor and delivery nurse is both satisfying and well paying. But I admit to a hard knot of envy when I see the pretty and profitable ads on other people’s blogs. (Just take a quick look at all the ads on SouleMama!)
I enjoyed being able to give out free Etsy ads for the month of December, and I think 65 sellers took advantage of the offer. I asked for nothing in return, and although I meant to send out a follow-up e-mail with a special advertising rate, it somehow hasn’t happened yet.
So here I sit, the prettiest girl who never gets asked to dance.
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And make this wallflower a happy dancer.
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“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”