During the last fifteen years, a lot of new blogs have debuted with much noise, fanfare, acerbic wit, outrage and fireworks. I have enjoyed them but am disappointed when they sputter and die. You can’t sustain anything — a blog, a business, a show, a relationship — on hype and ambition alone. You must make a commitment and then work at it, putting one foot in front of the other on a regular basis. A lot of people don’t understand that. Running is impressive but plodding along is better than standing still … or being defunct.
And you never get there, as a lot of Quorans fail to realize, if your first question is “So when do the dollars start to roll in?” Fifteen years? These people won’t last fifteen minutes.
It helps if you’re not trying to Monetize All The Things:
There are no plans to expand my online presence. No Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, or podcasts. I want to enjoy my life rather than chain myself to a computing device day and night. Unless someone can present me with a compelling business case for doing so: “Show me the money.” Lots of it. No? Well, never mind then.
Fortunately for me, WordPress automates the RSS feeds.